IE502 TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES COLLEGE OF INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION- Graduate Program Ayala Boulevard cor. San Marcelino St. Ermita, Manila 1000 Psycho-Social Foundation of Education First Semester |A.Y. 2021-2022 STA CRUZ, PHILIP REYMOND G. MAIE- Curriculum and Instruction |Reaction Paper DR. ANDRES TAGUIAM Instructor PSYCHO-ANALYTIC THEORY OF PERSONALITY - Sir John Robert Babaran Teachers serve as guidance counselors in the classroom. They mediate and direct learners towards a positive, conducive, and non-threatening learning environment. In order to do that, teachers must understand students’ behavior especially those that are rooted in childhood experiences for they made a strong impact on how students act, think, and feel that way. The theory and its underlying concepts have been discussed comprehensively ranging from the causes of behavior to the practical applications. It has been reiterated that our mind is capacitated to judge and differentiate right from wrong and use the force called ego to sustain our inner and hidden urges but at the same time conforming to what is the generally accepted concept of morality. It was also mentioned that our unconscious and subconscious mind that occupies most of what we think propels our actions for it is the urges that must always be satisfied. Psycho-analytic theory somehow equipped me on how a particular behavior such as phobia, when existed in the classroom, will be addressed and handled. This enlightens me about the importance of background checking/ learner scanning and getting to know my learners very well. In order to prevent bigger problems to arise, I must consider integrating wellness programs into my teachings. Values integration has to be very evident. This also taught me that sympathies, especially in this time of the pandemic, must be freely given not only to the learners and parents but also to our colleagues. That is to build a harmonious relationship and produce impactful school projects that will be beneficial to all the stakeholders. In conclusion, I can say that this theory is timely and relevant to our present situation. With the need to empathize and promote unconditional positive regard to everyone, we must always embrace optimistic relations. Especially us, teachers, our students and their parents need our deep understanding and considerations to survive in these trying times.