Nelson Molina Valencia, Ph.D.

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Psychology Faculty.
Kilómetro 7 Vïa Piedecuesta.
Bucaramanga, Santander

Colombia, South America

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Phone: 57-7-6796220 ext 564

Ph.D and Magister in Social Psychology from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 2004.
Expert in Public Opinion and Political Marketing from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in  Bogotá, 1999.
Psychologist from Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia, 1995.

Associate professor at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of  Bucaramanga, Colombia since 1997. Leader of the Research Group:  Psychosocial Analysis and Transformation, with projects in: conflict analysis and transformation, participative methodologies, and critical psychology. The Colombian conflict has been one of my major interests in the past years working on collective memory, life-together methodologies, dialogical strategies and critical thinking about social constructions and interactions. The social theory and explanations are the most important academic interest beyond psychological and individualistic explanations. Communitarian Resistance and Collective Memory through Popular Music in Colombia are the most recent research projects. The conclusions of these works and researches are being useful not only for the Colombian context but also for other analysis linked to human meaning construction and community development.

Member of:

  1. The National Network of Researchers on Social Psychology in Colombia,
  2. The Productive Dialogue Network, and
  3. The Interamerican Society of Psychology.

External Evaluator of academic journals and postgraduate programs in Colombia, Latin-America and Spain.

I like dancing and to listening Caribbean music and traveling around my country and also around the world. I have two children and a wonderful wife, and also a passionate personal project both in the academic and the personal field.

Videos on reconciliation and peacebuilding process in Colombia:

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