Phone: (03) 51226017
Room: Gippsland 2W-279
- Abnormal psychology
- Counselling psychology/Professional practice
- Lifespan development
Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Fellow, British Higher Education Academy
Lifetime member, Psi Chi - National Honor Society of Psychology
International affiliate, American Psychological Association
Ria’s main research interests are within the broad field of developmental psychology. She is particularly interested in investigating the development of social cognitive understanding among typically developing and deaf children and adolescents. Within the domain of social cognition, she has researched the development of theory of mind and emotion understanding and examining the links with social functioning in the classroom.
Publications (last 5 years)
Van Doorn, G., Dye, J., & de Gracia, M. R. (2021). Daddy issues: Friends rather than fathers influence adult men's hegemonic masculinity. Personality and Individual Differences, 171, 110467. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110467
de Gracia, M. R. L., de Rosnay, M., Hawes, D., & Perez, M.V.T. (2020). Deafness and theory of mind performance: Associations among Filipino Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. Journal of Cognition and Development, 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/15248372.2020.1741364
de Gracia, M. R. L., Peterson, C. C., & de Rosnay, M. (2016). A cultural conundrum: Delayed false belief understanding in Filipino children. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 47 (7), 929-940. DOI: 10.1177/0022022116655790
de Gracia, M. R. L., de Rosnay, M., Hawes, D. J., & Perez, M. V. T. (2021). Differences in emotion knowledge among Filipino deaf children, adolescents, and young adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 180, 110967. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110967
de Gracia, M. R. L. (2016). ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Forum 2016, 7 October. Sydney.
de Gracia, M. R. L., Peterson, C. C., & de Rosnay, M. (2016). Theory of mind development in Filipino preschool children. International Congress of Psychology, 24-29 July, Yokohama, Japan.
de Gracia, M. R. L., de Rosnay, M., & Peterson, C. C. (2016). Theory of mind development in deaf and hearing individuals: Early childhood to young adulthood. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, 30 July – 3 August, Nagoya, Japan.
de Gracia, M. R. L. (2016). Sydney Psychology Postgraduate Conference, 25 November. Sydney.
de Gracia, M. R. L (2015). Sydney Psychology Postgraduate Conference, 18 November. Sydney.
de Gracia, M.R.L. (2010). 3rd ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies, 2-3 October. Malaysia.
2019 Travel grant, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
2016 Conference grant, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
2016 First place, 3 minute thesis competition organised by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
2015 Best presentation, Psychology Postgraduate Conference, Sydney
2002 Dean’s Award, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
2001 Dean’s Award, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
1997 Cum laude, Ateneo de Manila University
1997 Departmental awardee, Department of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University