Press and Media

21/04/2022 15:10

Conference: What I/we learned in prison

A model for the prevention of violent radicalization and de-radicalization / disengagement, from the theory of identity fusion For this year’s celebration of the patron of Psychology,...
21/03/2022 10:32

Audio program: Identity fusion and extremism (Audio in Spanish)

Audio program launched on the UNED website to develop different topics related to "Identity fusion and extremism", the research project of Dr Ángel Gómez and his research team...
21/03/2022 10:12

Interview with radio program Cadena SER Cataluña (Audio in Spanish)

Radio program on radicalization and why people are driven to join radical groups (jihadists, latin gangs, etc) Various experts in the field give their opinion, including Dr...
17/02/2022 15:25

Researchers Interview Jihadists and Violent Gang Members to See What Drives Them

In a fascinating new study, Ángel Gómez and his research team, together with scientists at the University of Oxford’s Changing Character of War Centre and Artis International,...
16/02/2022 11:36

Willingness to sacrifice among convicted Islamist terrorists versus violent gang members and other criminals

This is the first direct comparison in history between convicted jihadists, Latino gang members (like MS-13), and delinquent bands with non-Muslim and Muslim controls Although other studies...
01/02/2022 04:01

Research from UNED analyses the causes of self-sacrifice for a cause and a group both in Islamic State fighters and in those who fight against them

The study led by Professor Angel Gomez has been published in Nature Human Behavior, after going through an arduous selection process Read the article published in UNED...
31/01/2022 05:41

The Islamic State’s Lingering Legacy among Young Men from the Mosul Area

After expulsion of Islamic State forces from Mosul, Iraq’s government declared the country “fully liberated” and the Islamic State “defeated” But field interviews and non-threatening psychological experiments...
10/12/2021 02:50

Interview with Angels Barcelo – radio program Cadena SER (Audio in Spanish)

Interview with Dr Ángel Gómez, professor of social psychology at UNED, awarded with a grant by the European Council to study and prevent violent radicalization ANGELS BARCELÓ...
17/07/2021 10:57

Spiritual over physical formidability determines willingness to fight and sacrifice through loyalty in cross-cultural populations

What drives humans to fight and bear the suffering costs of war This became the crucial question in 2021, after the crushing defeat of the – militarily...