Gloriana Rodriguez-Arauz

Program: Social Psychology
Advisor: Nairan Ramirez-Esparza, PhD
Anticipated Graduation: 2018
  • M.A., 2010, General Psychology (Health Psychology Concentration), Central Connecticut State University
  • B.S., 2007, Psychology, University of Costa Rica
  • B.S., 2003, Sociology, University of Costa Rica
Research Interests:
  • Food Attitudes
  • Food Parenting Behaviors
  • Culture, Cross-Cultural Differences
  • Health Behavior and Health Outcomes
Representative Publications: Rodríguez Arauz, G., Ramírez Esparza, N., Boyd, R., & Pérez-Brena, N. Hablo Inglés y Español: Cultural Self-Schemas as a Function of Language, Frontiers in Psychology, 8(885), 1-15, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00885


Rodríguez Arauz, G., & Ramírez-Esparza, N. (2017). Parental practices, healthy eating and objective measures of body composition in preschool children. Actualidades en Psicología, 31(122), 61-73, doi:


Rodríguez-Arauz, G., Ramírez-Esparza, N., & Castro Smith, V. (2016) Food Attitudes and Well-Being: the Role of Culture. Appetite, 105, 180-188, doi:


Raventós, H., Contreras, J., Rodríguez-Arauz, G. & Leandro, M. (2014). Call for change in mental health research funding priorities: the example of Costa Rica. Pan-American Journal of Public Health, 36(4), 266-269


Rodríguez-Arauz, G., Mealy, M., Smith, V. & Diplacido, J. (2012) Sexual Behavior in Costa Rica and the United States. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 48-57