Beatriz A. Torre, M.A.
Health seeking behaviors; LGBT Psychology; Self and identity; Sexual health/behaviors; Social inequality; Stigma and its effects; Wellness/well-being; Sexism and heterosexism
M.A. in Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman
B.S. Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman
Manalastas, E.J., Opanen, T.T., Torre, B., Ratanashevorn, R., Choong Chee Hong, B., Kumaresan, V., & Veeramuthu, V. (2017). Homonegativity in Southeast Asia: Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, 17(1), 25-33.
Manalastas, E. J., & Torre, B. A. (2016). LGBT psychology in the Philippines.Psychology of Sexualities Review, 7(1), 60-72.
Ochoa, D., & Torre, B.A. (2016). Parenting in the Philippines: A review of the research literature from 2004 to 2014. Quezon City: Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino and Philippine Educational Theater Association.
Cagas, J. Y., Manalastas, E. J., Torre, B., & Sanchez-Pituk, C. (2015). Comparison of exercise versus sport participation motives among Filipino university students. Asia Life Sciences, 24(2), 703-713.
Cagas, J., Torre, B., & Manalastas, E. J. (2014). “Pampapayat, Para Lumakas, To Be Healthy”: Exploring Filipino Motives For Exercise. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 47(1), 145-161.
Torre, B. A., & Manalastas, E. J. (2013). Babaeng Bakla: Friendships between women and gay men in the Philippines.Philippine Journal of Psychology, 46(2), 149-163.
Manalastas, E. J., & Torre, B. A. (2013). Social psychological aspects of advocating sexual citizenship rights for LGBT Filipinos. Quezon City: Institute of Human Rights.
Trinidad, A. C., & Torre, B. A. (2011). Seeds of Hope: Linking and Learning Experiences on Juvenile Justice in the Philippines with Cordaid Partner Organizations. Quezon City: Cordaid and Psychosocial Support and Children’s Rights Resource Center.
Cagas, J. Y., Torre, B., & Manalastas, E.J. (2010). Why do Filipinos exercise? Exploring motives from the perspective of Filipino youth. In M. Chia, J. Wang, G. Balasekaran, & N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.), Proceedings of the III International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science, 25-28 May 2010 (pp. 243-248). Singapore: National Institute of Education.
Ong, M. G. O., Torre, B. A., & Balanon, F. A. G. (2009). Sulong Kabataan!: The SK Guide to Child and Youth Participation. Quezon City: Psychosocial Support and Children’s Rights Resource Center, Department of Interior and Local Government, National Youth Commission, and UNICEF Manila.
Balanon, F. A. G., Ong, M. G. O., Torre, B. A., Trinidad, A. C., Puzon, M. & Granada, J. P. (2007). The Impact of Youth Participation in the Local Government Process: The Sangguniang Kabataan Experience. Makati City: UNICEF Manila and UP CIDS-PST.
Coordinator (2017 to Present), LGBT Special Interest Group, Psychological Association of the Philippines
Member (2013 to Present), Psychological Association of the Philippines
International Affiliate (2003 to 2006), American Psychological Association
Awards and Recognition
Psychological Association of the Philippines Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award 2017
British Psychological Society Psychology of Sexualities 2017 Postgraduate Student Award
UP Presidential Scholarship (2002-2005)
Oblation Scholar (2000-2001)
Other Work Experience
Project Coordinator (2005), Padigos sa Dingalan: Promoting Psychosocial Well-being among Children and Families Affected by the Disaster in Dingalan, Aurora Province, UNICEF and Psychosocial Support and Children’s Rights Resource Center
Writer (2005), Helping Healing Trainers’ and Parents’ Education Manuals, UNICEF and Psychosocial Support and Children’s Rights Resource Center
Regional Emergency Psychosocial Support Network Quarterly Newsletter (2005 to 2006), Psychosocial Support and Children’s Rights Resource Center
Part-time tutor (2002 to 2004), Ahead Tutorial Center