Mónica álzate garcía


Psychologist and teacher of degree, master and doctorate in Colombia and Spain. He obtained his doctorate in the area of ​​Social Psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela, his thesis on the constructive transformation of conflicts was deserving of the “Extraordinary Doctorate Award”. She has been a researcher for the COSOYPA Research group for more than fifteen years, she also participates in Colombian research groups, classified in the highest categories of that country. In 2015, she was recognized as a Senior Researcher in Colombia and received resources to carry out research on: emotions, attitudes and behaviors linked to the process of social reconciliation after the Colombian conflict; pro-environmental consumption; and livability of public space. He has tutored doctoral theses, undergraduate projects and seedlings of young researchers related to his lines of research. During the years 2010 to 2017, she was the Editorial Coordinator of the International Journal of Social Psychology.

Lines of investigation:

• Emotions, attitudes and behaviors in favor of peace and natural resources.

• Collective behavior and social mobilization.


Competitive research projects:

• Political protest in times of crisis. Mobilizing dynamics and populist attitudes.

• Mobilized Citizenship: Who protests and for what reasons, emotions and contexts.

• Attitude towards Social Reconciliation in the midst of armed conflict: relationship of coping style, emotions and attribution of responsibility.

• Longitudinal analysis of the determining factors of the effectiveness of a sustainable behavior program (CS) in the development of factors of purchase, use and disposal of consumer goods and public services in Bogota households.



Mónica Alzate, José Manuel Sabucedo and Mar Durán (2013). Antecedents of the attitude towards inter-group reconciliation in a setting of armed conflict. Psicothema, 25, 61-66.

Mónica Alzate and José Manuel Sabucedo (2016). Peace building in Colombia: Democratic Security vs. Negotiation. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 290.

Diana Rico Revelo, Mónica Alzate, José Manuel Sabucedo (2017). The role of identity, efficacy and positive emotions in collective actions of peaceful resistance in violent contexts. Latin American Journal of Psychology, 49, 28-35.

Sabucedo, JM, Gómez-Román, C., Alzate, M., van Stekelenburg, J & Klandermans, B. (2017) Comparing protests and demonstrators in times of austerity: regular and occasional protesters in universalistic and particularistic mobilizations. Social Movement Studies, 16, 704-720.

José Manuel Sabucedo, Ma. Idaly Barreto, Gloria Seoane, Mónica Alzate, Cristina Gómez-Román, Xiana Vilas (2017). Political Protest in Times of Crisis. Construction of New Frames of Diagnosis and Emotional Climate. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1568.

Mónica Alzate and Marcos Dono (2017) Social Reconciliation as a strategy for the transformation of socio-political conflicts, associated variables and measurement instruments. Universitas Psychologica, 16, 1-10.

Mónica Alzate, Diana Rico, María Maza and José Manuel Sabucedo (2018) Social reconciliation in the midst of the Colombian conflict: measurement of the socio-emotional and instrumental dimensions. Social Studies Magazine, 66, 81-91

Páramo, P., Burbano, AM, Jiménez-Domínguez, B., Barrios, V., Pasquali, C., Vivas, F., Moros, O., Alzate, M., Jaramillo-Fayad, JC, & Moyano, E. (2018). Habitability of public space in Latin American cities. Advances in Latin American Psychology. 36, 345-362.

Sabucedo, J.M., Dono, M., Alzate, M., & Seoane, G. (2018). The Importance of Protesters ’Morals: Moral Obligation as a Key Variable to Understand Collective Action. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 418.

Dono, M., Alzate, M., Seoane, G., & Sabucedo, J.M. (2018). Development and validation of the Monopoly on Truth Scale. A measure of political extremism. Psicothema, 30 (3), 330-336.