Symptoms Description, Cognitive and Other Psychological Aspects of Individuals with Balatung: The Startle Matching Syndrome of Pampanga
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2013, Pages: 148-161
Received: Jul. 8, 2013; Published: Aug. 10, 2013
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Howell B. Calma, Department of Psychology, Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
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Abstract
The study intended to present the symptoms, cognition, and other psychological aspects of individuals exhibiting Balatung (Startle matching syndrome of Pampanga). It employed an exploratory of the descriptive type design to investigate the characteristics of five (5) Kapampangan individuals exhibiting balatung in a variety of context, focusing on the symptoms, cognition, and other psychological aspects. The information was gathered through the administration of psychological tests, checklist, observation checklists, and conduct of in-depth interviews. Results shows that the respondents cognitive domain suggest that their general intellectual ability as related by this intelligence test alone fall mostly on the lower extreme and one below average. Lastly with the other psychological aspects, it shows that majority of the five respondents have issues in attention.
Keywords
Startle Matching Syndromes, Culture Bound Syndrome, Balatung
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Howell B. Calma, Symptoms Description, Cognitive and Other Psychological Aspects of Individuals with Balatung: The Startle Matching Syndrome of Pampanga, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2013, pp. 148-161. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20130204.11
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