Ohio University

Claudia González Vallejo, Ph.D., MIA

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Affiliated Faculty Latin American Studies, Global and International Studies

Areas of Expertise

Judgment and Decision-Making
Decision Analysis
Cognitive Psychology
Quantitative Psychology
Countering Violent Extremism
Rehabilitation & Reintegration of Displaced Populations/Violent Extremists
International Relations
Behavioral Sciences

Expert Bio

González Vallejo’s expertise is in decision analysis, statistics, and the psychology of judgment and decision-making. She has prior experience in international affairs working for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), and public policy working for the Center for Policy Research at the Rockefeller College, SUNY at Albany. More recently, she worked as Program Analyst at the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.

González Vallejo joined the Psychology Department at Ohio University in 1996. Her current research focuses on judgment accuracy, decision difficulty, the psychology of choices, countering violent extremism, and rehabilitation and reintegration practices.  She is on the editorial board of several prestigious journals including Decision, Decision Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, and Statistics reviewer for the Journal of Nutrition Behavior and Education. She has also served at the National Institutes of Health as a permanent member of the Cognition and Perception scientific review panel.

She will join the National Science Foundation as Program Director in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences in the Visiting Scientist, Engineer and Educator (VSEE) (2020-2021).

González Vallejo is Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, currently holding a Jefferson Science Fellowship from the U.S. State Department via the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2019-2020). She obtained a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in cognitive and quantitative psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Expertise at a Glance

González Vallejo’s expertise is in decision analysis, statistics, and the psychology of decision-making. Her research focuses on judgment accuracy, decision difficulty, countering violent extremism, and reintegration practice.

Media Placements

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