Roles of the Singapore Psychological Society and its contributions to education
Yau, T. Y., & Lim, K. M. (1999). Roles of the Singapore Psychological Society and its contributions to education. In S. P. Loo (Ed.), Proceeds of the MERA-ERA Joint conference 1999: Educational Challenges in the New Millennium (pp. 894-899). Malacca, Malaysia.
The Singapore Psychological Society (SPsS) was established in 1979. Its primary objective is to advance psychology as a science and as a profession in Singapore. The society strives to accomplish these objectives through: 1) disseminating information about the roles, responsibilities, qualifications & training of psychologists; 2) organising public talks on matters in particular fields of psychology; 3) advocating and maintaining standards of professional ethics among psychologists in Singapore (in respect of the teaching, researching and practising of psychology); and 4) seeking to ensure that only appropriately qualified persons conduct and interpret psychological tests. Recent SPsS’s profession education and community psychology programmes included talks on psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and employment trends in Singapore. The SPsS intends to set up a website that would inform its members and the general public about SPsS’s activities and functions. SPsS also provides career guidance information for teachers & students interested in psychology or other related courses. A significant number of SPsS members are educational psychologists working in the Ministry of Education, or providing psychological services through social service or private practice agencies. SPsS encourages school teachers and administrators to join the society and to be familiar with the contributions of psychology and the roles of psychologists in education
This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the MERA-ERA Joint Conference held at Malacca, Malaysia from 1-3 December 1999