Francis Simonh M. Bries, Ph.D.



Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Social Psychology

Research Interests

Cyberpsychology, social media, and digital behaviors; Political participation, civic engagement, and collective action; Digital politics, technology and democracy


Ph.D. in Social Psychology – University of the Philippines – Diliman

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Professional Associations

Member (2017 to present), Psychological Association of the Philippines

Awards and Recognition

Registered Psychometrician, Sixth place, 2016 Psychometrician Board Exam

Bries, F. S. M., Chiong, A. E., III, Calleja, E. A. J., & Quisto, A. P. Pagbubuo at Pagsusuri ng Isang Imbentaryo ng Motibasyon para sa mga Pilipino. First Prize, 2016 PSSP Pinakamahusay na Papel Pananaliksik sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino. Awarded by the Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino (5th March 2016).

Selected Presentations

Local Conferences

Gastardo-Conaco, M. C., & Bries, F. S. M. (May 2019). Traditional and Social Media Usage, Political Attitudes, and Political Participation. Paper presented at the 2019 Philippine Political Science Association International Conference, Quest Plus Conference Center, Pampanga.

Bries, F. S. M., Ilustrisimo, R. D., & Lim, C. J. C. (September 2018). Let’s Make Baka: The Role of Family Ties, Political Ideology, and Political Trust in Civic Engagement among Educated Millennials. Paper presented at the 55th Psychological Association of the Philippines Annual Convention, Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

Bries, F. S. M., Marasigan, J. B., & Ngina, K. M. (20 April 2018). The News Shapes Our Views: Media Exposure and Attitudes Toward Drug Addicts. Paper presented at the Psychological Association of the Philippines Drug Use and Recovery: What is the Evidence? Forum, QCX Museum, Quezon City.