Social Psychology of Intra and Intergroup Relations and Social Identity

We study the mechanisms underlying violent radicalization from a multi-theory, multi-method approach for preventing and reducing radicalization leading to violence.


Ángel Gómez

“I am a full professor of Social Psychology at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED, in Madrid, Spain, and Senior Fellow at ARTIS International.

My main research goal is to understand the underlying mechanism leading to violent radicalization, de-radicalization and/or disengagement…


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What motivates some Spanish women to join the jihad?

UNED is the first university to study first-hand the motivations that led a dozen Spanish women to leave everything behind to join Islamic terrorist groups This study,...

A journey to the inside of terrorism to understand it, prevent it and reinsert

On the occasion of the V International Congress of the Spanish Scientific Society of Social Psychology and the XVI National Congress of Social Psychology in Burgos, Spain,...

Part of the team travelled on a successful visit to Sri Lanka to prepare an upcoming data collection.

We return grateful to the local team for their warm welcome and their willingness to share their extensive experience with us.

#SocialPsychology #socialidentity

ICCT's next #webinar is quickly approaching!

On April 4th @tom_renard, @APSCHMID, @JJFForest, @Joana_Cook and @TimWilsonCSTPV will assess the state of #terrorism studies on the occasion of the new Perspectives on Terrorism issue release:

One of the main conclusions of the new paper released by our team is that Identity fusion and intergroup contact interactively predict sentiments toward outgroup members.

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Learn about the recent publication with the collaboration of three of our team members:

👉 "Can identity fusion foster social harmony? Strongly fused individuals embrace familiar outgroup members unless threatened".

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