Maria Emma Concepcion D. Liwag
Field of award: Psychology
Year awarded: 1998
Division: Social Sciences
In recognition of her significant research works on the emotional and cognitive development of children as well as in developing family-based therapy of autistic children and their families. Her work which provides scientific knowledge based that can be used to guide therapy for children who experience traumatic or highly emotional events, and to design educational programs to prepare Filipino children for the cognitive challenges of the 21st century, is unmatched by any other psychologist in the country.
Education: PhD (Psychology) University of Chicago 1995; MA (Psychology) University of Chicago 1993; MS (Psychology) Ateneo de Manila University 1987; BS (Psychology) University of the Philippines 1981