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Félix Héctor Martínez Sánchez, Ph.D.

e-mail: hectorm@cencar.udg.mx
Full-time Professor/Researcher
Basic Processes in Animal and Human Behavior Laboratory
Neuroscience Institute, CUCBA
University of Guadalajara

A graduate of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Mexico’s National Autonomous University), where he earned his Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Psychology, Dr. Martínez then entered the Doctoral Program at the Department of Evolutionary and Educational Psychology (Basic and Methodology) at the University of Seville, Spain. From 1976-1992 he was a Professor in the School of Psychology at the ENEP-Iztacala, a campus of the UNAM. In 1992, he joined the staff of the Center for Studies and Research in Behavior at the University of Guadalajara as a Professor/Researcher, where from 1995 to 2005 he served as Coordinator of the Graduate Program in the Behavioral Sciences (option, Behavioral Sciences). He has been a member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers since 1995, and has accredited the PROMEP profile for university professors, granted by the Department of Public Education (SEP). In 2006, he became Director of the Basic Processes in Animal and Human Behavior Laboratory at the Neuroscience Institute, University of Guadalajara, where he is also a Professor in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. On September 1st 2010, Dr. Martínez was appointed Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, which is included in CONACyT’s list of PNP programs.

He has also been an Invited Professor and enjoyed periods of research at different universities abroad. He is a Permanent Professor in the Doctoral program in Behavioral Sciences of the Faculty of Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Autonomous University of Madrid). He has published over 60 articles in specialized national and international scientific journals, various book chapters, and made more than 190 presentations and lectures at national and international congresses and events. He has been associate editor of various national and international scientific journals and served on the editorial committees of others, in addition to serving on diverse evaluation committees for CONACyT and participating as an invited evaluator of research projects at the UNAM and other universities in Mexico. He is a Member of the organizing committee of the International Seminar on Behavior and Applications (SINCA).

Dr. Martínez’ research interests include the study of basic processes of human and animal behavior. Since 1980, he has focused his studies on variables related to instructional control under different protocols of conditional discrimination. His research has also focused on the study of behavioral variability and stereotypification in humans. More recently, his attention has centered on experimental models of alimentary behavior in rodents (eg. anorexia, bulimia and obesity).