Victor Corral Verdugo

Speech title:
Positive environments: Merging human wellbeing with environmental quality


Víctor Corral-Verdugo- B.A. Psychology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 1981.-M.A. Psychobiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1984.-Ph.D. Environmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, 1995. Current Academic Position: -Professor, University of Sonora, Mexico – Member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers (Level III).

Teaching experience: Professor, Faculty of Psychology,  UNAM, 1980-1984.-Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Sonora 1984 -Professor, Doctoral Programs on Social Sciences, 2009- ) and Psychology, 2017, UniSon -Professor, courses for faculty in Mexico and Spain.-Member of doctoral committees at UNAM (1996-), National Polytechnic Institute (1999-), University of Lisbon (2005-). -Member of Masters’ committees at UNAM, Technological Institute of Monterrey, University of Arizona, Technological Institute of Sonora, and University of Sonora, Mexico.

Research experience:-Director of 20 funded projects in Mexico.-Head of the Environment and Behavior Research Program at the University of Sonora. Cited by authors from more than 70 countries. Divulgation experience: Author of 10 books, editor of 9 books (including Psychological Approaches to Sustainability, Nova Science) -Author of more than 150 papers published in Latin America, U.S.A. and Europe, and book chapters (including chapters for the Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology, 2012, Oxford, and Research Methods for Environmental Psychology, 2016, Wiley) -Author of more than 120 papers presented in scientific meetings in America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Editorial positions:-International Associate Editor, Environment & Behavior (U.S.A.).-Associate Editor, Psyecology (Spain), Frontiers in Psychology (Switzerland), and the Mexican Journal of Psychology. -.Evaluation experience:- Project and Graduate Programs Evaluator for CONACyT’s (Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology) and for the national science offices of Spain (ANEP), Argentina (ANPCyT), Belgium (FWO), Chile (FONDECyT), Israel (ISF), Kuwait (KISR), and New Zealand (Marsden Fund). Other positions: Head of the Environmental Psychology Committee, Interamerican Society of Psychology (2003-2007); Head of the Social Problems Research Group (UniSon), 2002-. Awards:-Best paper on Environment and Population 1995, as a doctoral student, American Psychological Association (APA), 1995.-Distinguished Researcher 1996, 2001 and 2003. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sonora. -Ecological Merit Award. 1997, Mexico’s Office of Environment and Natural Resources, and Sonora’s Government. Award to Academic Merit and Trajectory, University of Sonora, 2006.