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Prof. Allan B. I. Bernardo

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

Room: Humanities and Social Sciences Building E21-3060
Telephone: +(853) 8822 8394

E-mail: allanbibernardo@umac.mo



Academic qualifications
  • Ph.D., 1992; Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Yale University
  • M.Phil., 1991, Cognitive Psychology, Yale University
  • M.S., 1990, Cognitive Psychology, Yale University
  • B.A.(magna cum laude), 1987, Psychology, University of the Philippines- Diliman
Academic distinctions
  • Editor Emeritus, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (Springer); Editor, 2003-2012.
  • Associate Editor, Asian Journal of Social Psychology (Wiley/Blackwell), 2008-2013.
  • Fulbright Fellowship (Advanced Research Award), Stony Brook University, New York, 2011
  • International Award for Literacy Research, UNESCO Institute for Education 1996
  • Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Academy of Education (USA), 1996
  • Outstanding Psychologist, Psychological Association of the Philippines, 2009.
  • Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines), 2007
  • Achievement Award (Social Science Research), National Research Council of the Philippines, 2002.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Student Search for Outstanding Teachers, Council of Student Organizations, De La Salle University, Philippines, 1998.
  • Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Researcher, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1995
  • Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teacher, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1995


Professional affiliations
  • Asian Association of Social Psychology: President, 2015-2017; President-Elect, 2013-2015; Secretary-General, 2007-2011
  • ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies: Senior Adviser, 2010-present; President, 2008-2010, President-Elect, 2006-2008
  • International Union of Psychological Science: Member, General Assembly; Member, Working Committee on Education of Psychologists, 2009-2012
  • Philippine Social Science Council, Chair of the Board, 2008-2012
  • Psychological Association of the Philippines: President, 2004-2008, Fellow, since 1996, Certified Educational Psychologist, 2009-present  
  • Association for Psychological Science, Member, 1988-present
  • International Association of Applied Psychology, Member, 2008-present
  • American Psychological Association, International Affiliate, 1988-present


Research Areas
  • Lay theories, social beliefs/axioms, and values in intergroup relations
  • Polyculturalism, national identities in postcolonial and transnational contexts
  • Social psychology of unequal intergroup relations, socioeconomic growth and inequality
  • Hope, positive psychology and well-being in collectivist cultures
  • Sociocultural meaning systems, motivations, academic emotions, and learning
  • Language and cognition in bilinguals/multilinguals


Selected Publications

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals (2010-present; including articles in press and published online)

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., Daganzo, M. A. A., & Ocampo, A. C. G. (in press). Abusive supervision and well-being of Filipino migrant workers in Macau: Consequences for self-esteem and heritage culture detachment. Social Indicators Research. Published online September 2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1446-7

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., & Estrellado, A. F. (in press).  Well-being of Filipino women who experienced intimate partner violence: A person-centered analysis. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Published online July 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-017-9303-1

  • Hu, Q., Bernardo, A. B. I., Lam, S. W., & Cheang, P. K. (in press). Individualism-collectivism orientations and coping styles of cyberbullying victims in Chinese culture. Current Psychology. Published online August 2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-016-9490-7

  • Salanga, M. G. C., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (in press). Cognitive empathy in intercultural interactions: The roles of multiculturalism and polyculturalism. Current Psychology. Published online April 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-017-9599-3

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., & Estrellado, A. F. (2017). Locus-of-hope and help-seeking intentions of Filipino battered women victims of intimate partner violence. Current Psychology, 36, 66-75. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-015-9385-z

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., & Presbitero, A. (2017). Belief in polyculturalism and cultural intelligence: Individual- and country-level differences. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 307-310.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.08.006

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., Wang, T. Y., Pesigan, I. J. A., & Yeung, S. S. (2017). Pathways from collectivist coping to life satisfaction among Chinese: The roles of locus-of-hope. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 253-256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.059

  • Chan, H. K., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2017). Measuring depression, anxiety, and stress in Macau university students. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 9, e12275. https://doi.org/10.1111/appy.12275

  • Clemente, J. A. R., Daganzo, M. A. A., Bernardo, A. B. I., & Pangan, C. A. C. (2017). Filipino adolescents’ conceptions of socioeconomic mobility: A consensual qualitative research. Child Indicators Research, 10, 117-140. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-016-9370-6

  • Nalipay, M. J. N., Bernardo, A. B. I., & Mordeno, I. G. (2017). Posttraumatic growth in survivors of a natural disaster: The role of the social axioms of religiosity, reward for application, and social cynicism. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12,  342-353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2016.1187199

  • Wang, T. W., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2017). Through the back door: Personality factors predict acceptance of illegal zou hou men among Chinese people. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 114-117.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.07.021

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., Clemente, J. A. R., & Nalipay, M. J. N. (2016). What personal value types are associated with beliefs on the social value of religion? Psychological Studies, 61, 170-180. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12646-016-0359-5

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., & Nalipay, M. J. N. (2016). Social axioms as social foundations of locus-of-hope: A study in three Asian cultural groups. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 110-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.046

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., Salanga, M. G. C., Tjipto, S., Hutapea, B., Yeun­­­­g, S. S., & Khan, A. (2016). Contrasting lay theories of polyculturalism and multiculturalism: Associations with essentialist beliefs of race in six Asian cultural groups. Cross-Cultural Research, 50, 231-250. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069397116641895

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2015). Broadening psychology discourses on poverty and connecting with conversations on social change. Silliman Journal, 56(3), 227-236.

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2015). Hope in early adolescence: Measuring internal and external locus-of-hope. Child Indicators Research, 8, 699-715. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-014-9254-6

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2015). Poverty, privilege, and prejudice: Social psychological dimensions of socioeconomic inequalities in the Philippines. Silliman Journal, 56(3), 179-203. 

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2013). Social dominance orientation and attitudes towards the poor: Contrasting lower and higher socioeconomic groups in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 46(1), 39-69.

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., Rosenthal, L., & Levy, S. R. (2013).  Polyculturalism and attitudes towards people from other countries. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 335-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2012.12.005

  • Dela Rosa, E. D., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2013). Are two achievement goals better than one? Filipino students’ achievement goals, learning strategies and affect. Learning and Individual Differences27, 97-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2013.07.005

  • Dela Rosa, E. D., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2013).  Testing multiple goals theory in an Asian context: Filipino students’ motivation and academic achievement.  International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 1, 47-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2013.782594

  • Ganotice, F. A., Bernardo, A. B. I., & King, R. B. (2013).  Adapting the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire (FCQ) for bilingual Filipino adolescents: Validating English and Filipino versions. Child Indicators Research, 6, 237-256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-012-9167-1

  • Kintanar, N. S. M., & Bernardo, A. B. I.  (2013). Hope and internal work models of the self and others: A correlational study on Filipino adolescents. Psychological Studies58, 48-53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12646-012-0174-6

  • Villavicencio, F. T., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2013).  Negative emotions moderate the relationship between self-efficacy and achievement of Filipino students. Psychological Studies, 58, 225-232. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12646-013-0193-y

  • Villavicencio, F. T., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2013).  Positive academic emotions moderate the relationship between self-regulation and achievement.  British Journal of Educational Psychology, 83, 329-340. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8279.2012.02064.x

  • Zell, E., Su, R., Li, H., Ho, M. R., Hong, S., Kumkale, T., Rossier, J., Cai, H., Roccas, S., Arce-Michel, J., de Sousa, C., Diaz-Loving, R., Botero, M. M., Mannetti, L., Garcia, C., Carrera, P., Cabalero, A., Ikemi, M., Chan, D., Bernardo, A.,Garcia, F., Brechan, I., Maio, G., & Albarracin, D. (2013). Cultural differences in attitudes towards action and inaction: The role of dialecticism. Social Psychological & Personality Science4, 521-528. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550612468774

  • Barrios, A. L., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2012).  The acquisition of case marking by L1 Chabacano and L1 Cebuano learners of L2 Filipino: Influence of actancy structure on transfer.  Language and Linguistics, 13, 499-521. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1039082033?accountid=12206

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2012). Perceived legitimacy of parental control over academic behaviors and students’ academic adjustment. European Journal of Psychology of Education27, 557-571. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10212-011-0095-0

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2012). Talking about good and bad learners: Linguistic dimension of implicit theories of intelligence. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology10(26), 195-212. http://www.redalyc.org/html/2931/293123551011/

  • Ganotice, F. A., Bernardo, A. B. I., & King, R. B. (2012).  Testing the factorial invariance of the English and Filipino versions of the Inventory of School Motivation with bilingual students in the Philippines.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30, 298-303. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282911435459

  • Liem, A. D., Martin, A. J., Nair, E., Bernardo, A. B. I., & Prasetya, P. H. (2011).  Are basic values fully crystallized in middle adolescence? Evidence from Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 146-154. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022110383309

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2010).  Exploring Filipino adolescents’ perceptions of the legitimacy of parental authority over academic behaviors. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 31, 271-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2010.03.003

  • Bernardo, A. B. I. (2010). Extending hope theory: Internal and external locus of trait hope.  Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 944-949. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2010.07.036

  • Bernardo, A. B. I., & Ismail, R. (2010).  Social perceptions of achieving students and achievement goals of students in Malaysia and the Philippines.  Social Psychology of Education, 13, 385-407. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-010-9118-y

  • Liem, G. A. D., & Bernardo, A. B. I. (2010).  Epistemological beliefs and theory of planned behavior: Examining beliefs about knowledge and knowing as distal predictors of Indonesian tertiary students’ intention to study.  The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 19, 127-142.



Selected Book Chapters (2009 to present):


Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Culture and Psychology (Postgraduate)
  • Lay Theories and Intergroup Relations (Postgraduate)