Alexandra Vázquez

Alexandra Vázquez is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at UNED (Spain). She received her Ph.D. in 2012 from UNED and undergraduate degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her research interests are focused on intergroup and intragroup relations, identity fusion and collective action.

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In press

Westgate, E., Buttrick, N., Lin, Y., El Helou, G., Agostini, M., Belanger, J., Gutzkow, B., … Leander, N. P. (in press). Pandemic boredom: Little evidence that lockdown-related boredom affects risky public health behaviors across 116 countries. Emotion.


Vázquez, A., Gómez, Á., López-Rodríguez, L. & Swann, W. B. (2023). Can identity fusion foster social harmony? Strongly fused individuals embrace familiar outgroup members unless threatened. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 107, 104462. Download

Gómez, Á., Vázquez, A., Chinchilla, J., Blanco, L., Alba, B., Chiclana, S., & González-Álvarez, J. L. (2023). Why is it so difficult to investigate violent radicalization? Spanish Journal of Psychology, 26, e7. Download

Varmann, A. H., Kruse, L., Bierwiaczonek, K., Gómez, A., Vázquez, A., & Kunst, J. R. (2023). How Identity Fusion Predicts Extreme Pro-Group Orientations: A Meta-Analysis. European Review of Social Psychology. Download


Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Gómez, Á., & Brambilla, M. (2022). Verification of ingroup morality promotes willingness to participate in collective action for immigrants’ rights. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 25(1), 174–192. Download

Vázquez, A., Sayans, P., López-Rodríguez, L., & Zagefka, H. (2022). Positive Contact with Working Class People Reduces Personal Contribution to Inequality. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. Download

Zagefka, H., Moftizadeh, N., Lefringhausen, K., López-Rodríguez, L., Urbiola, A., & Vázquez, A. (2022). Blindspots in Acculturation Research: An Agenda for Studying Majority Culture Change. European Review of Social Psychology. Download

Chinchilla, J., Vázquez, A. & Gómez, Á. (2022). Strongly fused individuals feel viscerally responsible to self-sacrifice. British Journal of Social Psychology. Download

Gómez, A., Atran, S., Chinchilla, J., Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Paredes, B., Martínez, M., Blanco, L., Alba, B., Bautista, H., Fernández, S., Pozuelo-Rubio, F., González-Álvarez, J.L., Chiclana, S., Valladares-Narganes, H., Alonso, M., Ruíz-Alvarado, A., López-Novo, J.L., & Davis, R. (2022). Willingness to sacrifice among convicted Islamist terrorists versus violent gang members and other criminals. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-15. Download

Gómez, A., Chiclana, S., Chinchilla, J., Blanco, L., Alba, B., Bautista, H. & Pozuelo-Rubio, F. (2022). The mirage of the jihad. Disenchantment as the pathway to disengagement of female jihadists. A case study about radicalization in Spanish prisons. International Journal of Social Psychology. Download

López-Rodríguez, L., Halperin, E., Vázquez, A., Cuadrado, I., Navas, M.S. & Gómez, Á. (2022). Awareness of the Psychological Bias of Naïve Realism Can Increase Acceptance of Cultural Differences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48(6), 888–900. Download

López‐Rodríguez, L., Vázquez, A., Constantin, A. A., Bonafonte, M., & Zagefka, H. (2022). The values we share: A multi‐method approach to understanding how perceived outgroup values are related to attitudes towards immigrants. British Journal of Social Psychology. Download

Moftizadeh, N., Zagefka, H., López‐Rodríguez, L., Vázquez, A. & Barn, R. (2022). Exploring the intergroup consequences of majority members' perceptions that minority members want majority members to adopt the minority culture. International Journal of Psychology, 57(4), 483–490. Download

Tossell, D., Gómez, Á., de Visser, E.J., Vázquez, A., Donadio, B.T., Metcalfe, A., Rogan, C., Davis, R. & Atran, S. (2022). Spiritual over physical formidability determines willingness to fight and sacrifice through loyalty in cross-cultural populations. PNAS, 119. Download


Vázquez, A., Larzabal-Fernández, A., & Lois, D. (2021). Situational materialism increases climate change scepticism in men compared to women. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 96

Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Gómez, Á., & Dovidio, J. F. (2021). Ambivalent Effects of Positive Contact between Women and Men on Collective Actions for Women’s Rights. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(9), 1358-1373. Download

Méndez, D., Lois, D., & Vázquez, A. (2021). Los efectos del sexo y del autoritarismo en la legitimación de los abusos policiales. Anuario de Psicología Jurídica Download

Chinchilla, J., Vázquez, A. & Gómez, Á. (2021). Identity fusion predicts violent pro-group behavior when it is morally justifiable. The Journal of Social Psychology. Download

Cuadrado, I., Ordóñez-Carrasco, J., López-Rodríguez, L., Vázquez, A., & Brambilla, M. (2021). Tolerance towards difference: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Spanish version of a new measure of tolerance and sex-moderated relations with prejudice. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 84, 220–232. Download

Gómez, Á., Bélanger, J. J., Chinchilla, J., Vázquez, A., Schumpe, B. M.,, Nisa, C. F., & Chiclana, S. (2021). Admiration for Islamist groups encourages self-sacrifice through identity fusion. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 8,54. Download

Gómez, Á., Martínez, M., Martel, F.A., López-Rodríguez, L., Vázquez, A., Chinchilla, J., Paredes, B., Hettiarachchi, M., Hamid, N. & Swann, W.B. (2021). Why People Enter and Embrace Violent Groups. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 614657. Download

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