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Mercedes Martínez

Mercedes Martínez is a Research Assistant and tutor professor at the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at UNED. She received her Ph.D. in 2022, and her degrees in Psychology and Social Education from UNED. Her research interests are focused on intergroup and intragroup relations, identity fusion and emotions.

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2022

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-06590-0 Download

2021

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.614657 Download

Lang, M., Xygalatas, D., Kavanagh, C. M., Boccardi, N., Halberstadt, J., Jackson, C., Martínez, M., Reddish, P., Tong, E. M. W., Vázquez, A., Whitehouse, H., Yamamoto, M. E., Yuki, M., & Gómez, A. (2021). Outgroup threat and the emergence of cohesive groups: A cross-cultural examination. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/13684302211016961 Download

2020

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12531 Download

Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Martínez, M., Atran, S., & Gómez, Á. (2020). Threat Enhances Aggressive Inclinations Among Devoted Actors Via Increase in Their Relative Physical Formidability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(10), 1461–1475. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167220907466 Download

2019

Gómez, A., Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Talaifar, S., Martínez, M., Buhrmester, M. D. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2019). Why people abandon groups: Degrading relational vs. collective ties uniquely impacts identity fusion and identification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2019.103853. Download

2016

Gómez, Á., Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Paredes, B., Martínez, M. (2016). Morir y matar por un grupo o unos valores. Estrategias para evitar, reducir y/o erradicar el comportamiento grupal extremista. Anuario de Psicología Jurídica. 26(1), 122-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apj.2016.04.001 Download

2015

Gaviria, E., Ferreira, C., Martínez, M., & Whitehouse, H. (2015). Identity and the developmental origins of fusion: An exploratory approach/La identidad y los orígenes de la fusión en el desarrollo: Un enfoque exploratorio. Revista de Psicología Social, 30(3), 531-562. https://doi.org/10.1080/02134748.2015.1065088 Download