Borja Paredes
Borja Paredes is a social psychologist holding a Tenure Track position at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His research is mainly focused around three areas, namely; persuasion and attitude change, different forms of social and personal identities, and extreme pro-group behavior.

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Horcajo, J., Briñol, P., Petty, R. E., See, Y. H. M., DeMarree, K. G., & Paredes, B. (2022). Polarization of attitudes as a function of mortality salience: A meta-cognitive analysis. Psicothema, 34 (2), 226-232. Download

Espinosa, R., Valiente, C., Contreras, A., Trucharte, A., Paredes, B., & Peinado, V. (2022). Assessing changes associated to wellbeing after a psychological intervention for people with paranoid tendencies: An ESM application in clinical practice. Current 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

Santos, D., Paredes, B., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2022). Trait Aggressiveness and Aggressive Behavior: The Simultaneous Influence of Contextual Variables. Psychology of Violence, 12(6), 438–449. Download

Stavraki, M., García-Márquez, R., Bajo, M., Callejas-Albiñana, A.I., Paredes, B., & Díaz, D. (2022). Brief Version of the Ryff Psychological Well-Being Scales for Children and Adolescents: Evidence of Validity. Psicothema, 34(2),316-322. Download


Paredes, B., Cárdaba, M. Á., Cuesta, U., & Martinez, L. (2021). Validity of the Spanish Version of the Vaccination Attitudes Examination Scale. Vaccines, 9(11), 1237. Download

Paredes, B., Martínez, L., Cuesta, U., Briñol, P., Moreno, L., & Petty, R. E. (2021). The Role of Meta-Cognitive Certainty on the Relationship between a Porn Scale and Subsequent Porn Consumption. Psicothema, 33(3), 442-448. 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

Moreno, L., Requero, B., Santos, D., Paredes, B., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2021). Attitudes and attitude certainty guiding pro-social behavior as a function of perceived elaboration. European Journal of Social Psychology. Download


Paredes, B., Briñol, P., Gómez, A. & Petty, R. (2020). Increasing the predictive validity of identity fusion leading to sacrifice by considering the extremity of the situation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51(12). Download

Cuesta, U., Niño, J. I., Martinez, L., & Paredes, B. (2020). The neurosciences of health communication: an fNIRS analysis of prefrontal cortex and porn consumption in young women for the development of prevention health programs. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 2132. Download

Ashokkumar, A., Talaifar, S., Fraser, W. T., Landabur, R., Buhrmester, M., Gómez, A., Paredes, B., & Swann W. B. Jr. (2020). Censoring political opposition online: Who does it and why. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 91, 104031. Download

Gómez, A., Chinchilla, J., Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Paredes, B., & Martínez, M. (2020). Recent advances, misconceptions, untested assumptions and future research agenda for identity fusion theory. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14(6), e12531. Download

Requero, B., Briñol, P., Moreno, L., Paredes, B., & Gandarillas, B. (2020). Promoting healthy eating by enhancing the correspondence between attitudes and behavioral intentions. Psicothema, 32 (1), 60-66. Download

Requero, B., Santos, D., Paredes, B., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2020). Attitudes toward hiring people with disabilities: A meta-cognitive approach to persuasion. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Download


Paredes, B., Del Olmo, S., Gandarillas, B., Santos, D., & Briñol, P. (2019). The evaluation of candidates in a personnel selection process: Preference for experience over potential in unfavorable contexts. Anales de Psicología. Download

Paredes, B., Guyer, J. J., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2019). Subtle priming of subtraction versus addition: A spill-over effect of math/La inducción sutil de sumar vs. restar: un efecto indirecto de las matemáticas. Revista de Psicología Social34(3), 590-622. [special issue on meta-cognitive processes of thought separation].

Paredes, B., Santos, D., Briñol, P., & Gómez, A. (2019). The role of meta-cognitive certainty on the relationship between identity fusion and endorsement of extreme pro-group behavior. Self and Identity, 19(7), 804-824. Download

Briñol, P., Paredes, B., & Gandarillas, B. (2019). Meta-cognitive processes of thought separation. International Journal of Social Psychology, 34(3), 479-505. [special issue on meta-cognitive processes of thought separation]. Download

Horcajo, J., Paredes, B., Higuero, G., Briñol, P., & Petty, R. E. (2019). The effects of overt head movements on physical performance following positive versus negative Self-Talk. Journal of Sports and Exercise Psychology, 41(1), 36-45. Download