Mercedes Martínez

Mercedes Martínez received her PhD in 2022 from UNED. Subsequently, she was awarded a Margarita Salas grant for a national research stay at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and is now a Postdoctoral researcher at UNED. Her research interests are focused on identity fusion and metacognition. 

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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, 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

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. 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

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. Download


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. Download


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. Download


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. Download