John Galang graduated with a Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from The
University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2014. Prior to that, he
was teaching and doing research at De La Salle University and The
University of the Philippines. His current program of research is on the
psychophysiology of affect and decision-making and how these relate to
individual differences in higher order cognitive processes. He
is working towards extending his exploration into how such affect
and cognition interactions develop into tendencies towards risk-taking,
analogical and abductive thinking, and creativity. He hopes to
be able to make an impact in the field of personality psychology and the
neuroscience of creativity by substantiating the “prosocial psychopath”
model he proposed in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews in
2010. He was awarded the 2016 H.J. Eysenck Memorial grant to further
research in this area. More recently, he was selected as the
recipient of the 2016 Dr. Sybil Eysenck Young Researcher Award sponsored
by Personality and Individual Differences and the
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. A.J. hopes to
use his post-doc at NTU as an opportunity to explore creativity and adbuctive
thinking through developing a narrative-based experimental technique.
Published peer-reviewed research
Galang, A. J. R., Quiñones, D. M. A, Adriano, J. S., Carvajal, M. E.,
& Portillo, P. M. (In press). The rise and fall of the Pacquiao Effect:
Contrastive priming and national identification. Asian Journal of Social
Psychology, 18, 270-287.
Galang, A. J. R. (2010). The prosocial psychopath: Explaining the
paradoxes of the creative personality. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews,
Reyes, M. L. & Galang, A. J. R. (2009). Motivational and social
aspects of the Filipino college experience, Philippine Journal of Psychology, 42, 213-235
Galang, A. J. R. (2008). Retrospective rationality: An experimental
comparison of adolescent and adult risky decision-making. Philippine Journal of
Psychology, 41, 66-78.
Galang, A. J. R., Castelo, V. L. C., Santos, L. C. III, & Angeles,
M. A. B. Investigating the prosocial psychopath model of the creative
personality: Evidence from traits and psychophysiology. Personality and
Individual Differences (2016) doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.081 .
del Pilar, G. E. H., Sio, C. P., Cagasan, L. P., Siy, A. C., &
Galang, A. J. R. (In press). Mapa ng Loob: Masaklaw na Panukat ng Loob
(Broadband measure of personality). Professional manual. Quezon City,
Philippines: University of the Philippines Press.