Researchers

Psychologist of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Thesis, meritorious mention) and PhD. in Psychology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, (Dissertation, Apto Cum Laude); currently, he is Associated Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Los Andes. His career on more than 20 years as teaching and research focuses on issues in psychology which deal with describing, explaining, predicting and controlling social behavior; the majority of his products are related with different specialties of this discipline such as Social Psychology, Economic Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Marketing Psychology. He has conducted diverse studies about Classical Conditioning and evaluative conditioning of preferences, attitudes, Persuasion and, more recently, Evolutionary Psychology applied to Consumer and Persuasive Communications. The professor Cruz is a founder member of the Behavioral Sciences Research Group; He has contributed to the development of the research lines of the group, he is mentor of different doctoral and master students of the Department of Psychology at the University of Los Andes.

Research lines: 1) Historical, conceptual and methodological aspects of the behavioral sciences, 2) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 3) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Mere exposure, 2) Classical Conditioning, 3) Associative learning, 4) Sexual behavior, 5) Experimental Social Psychology, 6) Acquisition and modification of attitudes and 7) Evolutionary Psychology.

E-mail: jecruz@uniandes.edu.co

CvLAC Julio Eduardo Cruz

1. Julio Eduardo Cruz Vásquez 

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Psychologist (Degree of honor, 1996) at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and PhD. in Psychology (Thesis Cum Laude, 2001) at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), under direction of Santiago Benjumea Rodríguez and José I. Navarro Guzmán. His PhD was sponsored by the scholarship Mutis of the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional. He performed postdoctoral stays in EEUU (with Mauricio R. Papini at Texas Christian University, 2007) and Chile (with Edgar H. Vogel at Universidad de Talca, 2008). Currently, he is titular professor in the Psychology Program of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá). His research is focussed on basic and applied psychology of associative learning, within which it is currently developing the Self-medication Behavior Observatory. Additionally, he has been Visiting Professor at Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil (2015; host: José Lino Oliveira Bueno).

Research lines: Historical, conceptual and methodological aspects of the behavioral sciences, 2) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 3) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) classical conditioning, 2) Associative learning, 3) Self-medication, 4) History of Psychology, 5) Economic Psychology, 6) Comparative psychology.

Academic networks: 1) International Society for Comparative Psychology

Research alliances: 1) Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil).

E-mail: andres.perez@urosario.edu.co

CvLAC Andrés M- Pérez-Acosta

 

2. Andrés M. Pérez-Acosta

Colombian researcher in topics of Experimental Psychology, History of Psychology and Social Problems such as poverty, unemployment, psychology of peace, and others. He is the author of 32 psychology books and more than 300 scientific papers published in several national and international journals. He has been visitor professor in Germany, USA Argentina, Puerto Rico, Spain y Brazil. He is the founder of two important Latin American journals (Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología and Revista Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana). In the same way, he is the founder of the Psychology training program at the University of the Andes. He is member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), the Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP), the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, and others. He has been awared the Colombian Science Award – Life and Work (2004), the American Psychological Association Award (APA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, (2007). Currently, he is the director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Psychology.

Research lines: 1) Historical, conceptual and methodological aspects of the behavioral sciences, 2) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 3) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) History of Psychology, 2) SLATINT – intelligence in Latin America, 3) Psychology of poverty and 4)Comparative psychology.

Academic networks: 1) Interamerican Society of Psychology, 2) Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science, 3) Others.

Research alliances: 1) Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brasil), 2) International Association of Applied Psychology, 3) Interamerican Society of Psychology, 4) Iberoamerican Network for Researchers in the History of Psychology 5) Colombian Academy of the Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences Academia 6) others.

E-mail: ruben.ardila@outlook.com

CvLAC Rubén Ardila

 

3. Rubén Ardila Ardila 

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Psychologist of the Universidad Católica de Colombia, Magister in psychology of the Universidad del Valle. Currently, she is professor at Universidad del Rosario. Her teaching and research have been exercised in the field of basic psychological processes - learning, motivation, emotion, cognitive processes, among others; social psychology, organizational psychology and consumer psychology. The most specific topics of her investigative interest and academic production are interpersonal relationships, the acquisition and modification of attitudes and emotions; in organizational and work contexts.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Classical conditioning, 2) Experimental social psychology, 3) Evolutionary psychology and 4) Acquisition and modification of attitudes.

E-mail: lady.javela@urosario.edu.co

CvLAC Lady Grey Javela

 

4. Lady Grey Javela Delgado

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He studied Psychology at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany. He obtained his PhD at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, and he investigated the access of semantic and syntactic properties of words through evoked potentials at Max Plank Institute of Psycholinguistics. After, he continued the investigation of language processing with behavioral and electrophysiological measures in his post doc at Universidad de La Laguna, Spain. In the 2009, he joined to the Program of Psychology at Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. He has been teaching topics related to basic psychological processes, especially, language, thought and cognition. Furthermore, he is the director of the psychology laboratory at Universidad del Rosario. His interests are the psycholinguistics, cognitive processes in the reading and writing, bilingualism and cognitive aging. His competencies in research are focused on design and analysis of studies of evoked potentials and reaction time, programming of computarized experimental tasks, and quantitative data analysis. Additionally, he has published several papers in national and international scientific journals.

Research lines: 1) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Psycholinguistics, 2) Basic psychological processes in reading, 3) Basic psychological processes in reading in writing, 4) Bilingualism, 5) Cognitive aging.

Academic networks: 1) Red Latinaomericana de Ciencias del Comportamiento (RedLACC).

Research alliances: 1) Silvia Baquero Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, 2) Eva Smolka, University of Konstanz, Germany, 3) Carlos Álvarez, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain, 4) Jorge González Alonso, University of Reading, United Kingdom, 5) University of Tromsø, Norway.

E-mail: oliver.muller@urosario.edu.co

CvLAC Oliver Müller

 

5. Oliver Müller

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Currently, he is a doctoral student at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. His research interests are focused on evolutionary psychology, economic behavior and consumer psychology. During his academic career he has worked on diverse topics such as psychological variables linked to poverty, methodological issues, and analysis on experimental methodology in psychology. His doctoral dissertation is related to the association between hormonal fluctuations and some existing correlations between psychological responses in consume.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Sexual behavior, 2) Economic psychology, 3) Neuroscience, 4) Experimental Social Psychology. 5) Acquisition and modification of attitudes.

Academic networks: 1) Colegio Colombiano de Psicologos, 2) Interamerican Society of Psychology, 3) International Association of Aplied Psychology.

Research alliances: 1) Universidad de los Andes, 2) Fundación para el Avance de la Psicología.

E-mail: oscar.galindo.caballero@gmail.com

CvLAC Oscar Javier Galindo

 

6. Oscar Javier Galindo Caballero

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Post-Doctor (T) in analysis of movement (P Milán, 2010), PhD in Cognitive Psychology (U. Lumiere Lyon II, 2004); Master in Ergonomics and Technological Changes (U. Lumiere Lyon II, 1998). Professor since 1993, he has worked in more than 15 national and international universities, Invited Professor at Metz University 2013; Universidad de Caldas 2011-2012; Politécnico de Milán 2009; Université libre de Bruxelles 2008; Universidad Autónoma de Occidente 2007, Consultant in Ergonomics and Cognitive Science since 1998, (he has advised more than 100 Colombian companies), Scientific director of projects in: Intervention Protocols DME- Positiva Compañía de seguros/U Rosario 2010-1014; Research project of Ergonomcs- Cerrejón Ltda. /U Rosario 2010-2013; Director of the project Training in Motion Analysis in Colombia 2007-2010.ALFA II Comunidad Económica Europea. Project Grid–Computing, Colciencias/U Rosario 2010-2011. Director of Doctoral, Master and undergraduate thesis (50 projects). Pair Review of the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Colciencias and Ministerio de Agricultura, OPS. Director of the laboratorio de ergonomía y análisis del movimiento at Universidad del Rosario. He has been recognised as creator of the Spin-off Ergosphera, Davinci program award, and professional member of the ACHM. He has more than 100 publications. In addition, he is specialized consultant in cognitive science, Knowledge Modeling, ergonomics development and technological change in the companies.

Research lines: 1) Investigación aplicada en ciencias del comportamiento.

Research interests: 1) Self-medication, 2) Neuroscience, 3) Psycholinguistics.

Academic networks:1) ULAERGO, 2) ROPRIN, 3) Slipt, Trips And Falls.

Research alliances: 1) ETICS- Université de Lorraine (France).

E-mail: juan.castillom@urosario.edu.co

CvLAC Juan Alberto Castillo

 

7. Juan Alberto Castillo Martinez

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8. Leonardo Francisco Barón Birchenall

Psychologist at Santo Tomás University (Bogotá, 2005), master in cognitive psychology at Buenos Aires University (Argentina, 2012), and PhD in language sciences at Aix-Marseille University (France, 2018). His PhD was sponsored by a full-time scholarship from Colciencias, which allowed him to study the role of speech rhythm in the processes of accommodation between interlocutors. He has presented his research work in Colombia, Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, France, and Poland. He has also worked as a university professor and researcher, focusing mainly on the general intellectual processes, and on language acquisition, perception, and production from a cognitive and comparative point of view.
Research lines: 1) Historical, conceptual, and methodological aspects of the behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences, 3) Applied research in behavioral sciences.
Research interests: 1) Psycholinguistics, 2) Cognitive processes, 3) Comparative psychology. .

E-mail: laescaladesol@gmail.com

CvLAC Leonardo Barón

 

9. Omar Fernando Cortés Peña

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Researcher

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

E-mail: omarferco@gmail.com

CvLAC Omar Fernando Cortés

 

Psicologist of the Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz, Professor at Universidad Católica de Colombia, her master and a PhD were obtained at Universidad de los Andes.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Mere exposure, 2) Economic psychology, 3) Experimental social psychology, 4) Evolutionary psychology, 5) Acquisition and modification of attitudes.

E-mail: md.pena54@uniandes.edu.co

CvLAC Martha del Rosario Peña

 

10. Martha del Rosario Peña Sarmiento

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Psychologist graduated from the Universidad Nacional del Rosario and PhD in psychology from the Universidad Nacional del Rosario. Additionally, He has done two postdoctoral studies at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) respectively.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: History of Psychology.

E-mail: maypsi@yahoo.com.ar​​​​​​​

CvLAC Omar Gallegos

 

11. Miguel Omar Gallegos de San Vicente

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12. Manuel Vicente Rojas Castellanos

Psychologist graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Master in Psychology from the Universidad de los Andes. He worked as a director of the laboratories of psychology at the Universidad de los Andes, during more than four years. His research interest are related to: the study of acquisition and modification of attitudes, classical conditioning, associative learning, and evaluation and methodology in sciences. currently, he is doing his doctoral studies at the program "Brain, Behavior and Cognition" at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Classical conditioning, 2) Acquisition and modification of attitudes.

E-mail: mvrojasc@unal.edu.co

CvLAC Manuel Vicente Rojas

 

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Psychologist graduated from the Universidad de los Andes. She obtained her PhD at the Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain, obtaining the mention of European Doctor. Her work in the laboratory of Psychobiology led her to obtain the necessary category to be Researcher in Biomedical Sciences and Animal Protection, Category C-FELASA. Also, at the Universidad de Granada she did the Expert in Low Incidence Syndromes Associated with Psychic Disability, conducting research on learning disorders in children with rare diseases. She worked as a professor for a year and a half at the Universidad de Granada in the area of Psychobiology for the Faculties of Psychology and Education. Later, she workes in the pharmaceutical company Neuron Bio, where she joined as a researcher specialized in animal learnign, behavior and memory. especialista en comportamiento, aprendizaje y memoria animal, n order to evaluate drugs with neuroprotective activity for diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson and epilepsy.

Research lines: 1) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Comparative psychology, 2) Zebrafish, 3) Neuroscience, 4) Evaluation of executive functions.

Academic networks: 1) Sociedad Española de Psicología Comparada.

Research alliances: 1) Veronica Akle - Laboratorio de Neurociencia y Ritmo Circadiano, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de los Andes.

E-mail: tatianamanriquezuluaga@gmail.com

CvLAC Tatiana Manrique

 

13. Tatiana Manrique Zuluaga

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14. Guillermo Arévalo Pachón 

Psychologist from the Universidad Católica de Colombia, specialist in Human Resources Management from the Universidad de los Andes, Master in Pssychology with emphasis in Psychology and Health from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and doctoral student in Psychology at Universidad de los Andes. he has extensive experience in university teaching in the area of Design and Quantitative Research, Motivation and Emotion, Project Evaluation, Human Resource Management and Organizational Psychology and in advising practices in the organizational area.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Classical conditioning, 2) Evolutionary psychology, 3) Acquisition and modification of attitudes.

E-mail: g.arevalo10@uniandes.edu.co

CvLAC Guillermo Arévalo-Pachón

 

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Psychologist graduated from the Universidad de Ibagué, He did his master degree in Psychology at Universidad de los Andes. Additionally, he is Professor at Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz. He has worked as a teacher at Universidad Santo Tomás, and Universidad de Ibagué, in this last he worked since 2012 to 2015 in the office of human resourses where he participated in the creation of a model of performance evaluation. Furthermore, he obtained a sholarship to study his master degree awarded by Gobernación del Tolima, Universidad del Tolima, Universidad de Ibagué and Colciencias. Currently, he is a member of the Behavioral Sciences Research Group recognized and endorsed by Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Rosario y la Fundación Ruben Ardila para el Avance de la Psicología and he is also a member of the Interamerican Society of Psychology. Additionally, his research interests are related to Evolutionary Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Economic Affairs, Persuasion and Acquisition and Change of Attitudes. Finally, he is co-founder member of the organization Psy-Motion Psicología en Movimiento. Currently, He is professor at Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz and He is doing his PhD in Psychology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). 

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Classical conditioning, 2) Associative learning, 3) Experimental social psychology, 4) Evolutionary psychology, 5) Economic Psychology, 6) Acquisition and modification of attitudes.

Academic networks: 1) Interamerican Society of Psychology .

Research alliances: 1) Juan Camilo Vargas - Psy-Motion: Psicología en Movimiento and Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz, 2) Diana Ximena Puerta - Universidad de Ibagué, 3) Adriana Olaya - Universidad de Ibagué.

E-mail: danilozambrano@psicologos.com

CvLAC Danilo Zambrano R.

 

15. Danilo Zambrano Ricaurte

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16. Franklin Giovanni Soler Esparragoza

Psychologist with a Master in Bioethics, Professor in psychology at the Universidad del Rosario where he teaches the courses: Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches and Instrumental Techniques of Psychological Evaluation. He has also taught the courses: Experimental and Applied Behavior Analysis, Foundations and History of Psychology and Research Methods. He was the director of the Laboratory of Animal Behavior where several formative projects were performed. He is a Judge of the Departmental Deontological and Bioethical Tribunal of Central and South East Psychology of the Colegio Colombiano de Psicólogos ansd he is a principal member of the Institutional Ethics Committee of the Social Sciences Room at the Universidad del Rosario. In addition, he is also a researcher in the areas of evolution and learning of human sexual behavior and in bioethics and psychological evaluation. Finally, he is an expert in self-evaluation processes for qualified registration, accreditation of undergraduate programs and institutional accreditation.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences, 2) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Sexual behavior, 2) Evolutionary psychology.

Academic networks: 1) Interamerican Society of Psychology, 2)Red latinoamericana de Ciencias del Comportamiento - RedLACC.

Research alliances: 1) Pablo Vallejo - Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz.

E-mail: fgsoler@gmail.com

CvLAC Franklin Soler

 

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Endorsed by:

Behavioral Sciences Research Group

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Psychologist of the Universidad de Ibagué, Master in Clinical and Health Psychology of the Universidad de los Andes.  He is currently doing doctoral studies in Clinical and Health Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). Besides, he is a graduate teacher in Clinical Psychology at the Konrad Lorenz University Foundation (FUKL) and a monitor professor in the Psychology program at the Universidad de los Andes.  Regarding his experience and research interests, he is coordinating the line of research of masters in clinical psychology of the FUKL, on language and third-generation therapies.

Research lines: 1) Applied research in behavioral sciences. 

Academic networks: 1) Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), 2) Asociación Colombiana de Psicobiología. 

E-mail: juanvargaspsicologia@gmail.com

CvLAC Juan Camilo Vargas

 

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17. Juan Camilo Vargas Nieto

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18. David leonardo guzmán guzmán

Psychologist graduated from the Universidad del Rosario who has completed all master’s studies for the master’s in psychology degree of the Universidad de los Andes. Experience as a graduate teaching assistant at the Universidad de los Andes, where he participated in the creation of academic material to assess the level of instruction of students in areas of the discipline; in addition, he gave writing, reading and speaking classes and workshops as part of the activities of the Spanish Center of the same University. He did his master's studies thanks to the Honorary Scholarship granted by the Academic Vice Rectory of the Universidad de los Andes. His research interests focus on basic research in basic behavioral sciences in evolutionary psychology; persuasion, acquisition and change of attitudes, sexual dimorphisms and behavioral differences between men and women from an evolutionary paradigm.

Research lines: 1) Basic research in behavioral sciences.

Research interests: 1) Evolutionary psychology, 2) Persuasion, adquisition and attitude change.

E-mail: guzman.david@outlook.com

CvLAC David Guzmán