Álvaro Rodríguez López


Currently I am a PhD Student in the Social Psychology Department of the University of Granada, my doctoral thesis focuses on the defensive and restorative mechanisms of personal and group control in the face of threatening political, social and economic situations. I have recently had the opportunity to explore how voting intention, as well as perceived efficacy in similar groups, can play a restorative role in the perception of personal control, and I am also working on studying the mechanisms that influence the creation processes of alliances between various political groups and how this is perceived by the population that potentially participates in electoral activities.


Main interests

  • Social Change, participation in social movements and collective actions
  • Political and personal control, sense of belonging
  • Ideology, vote and political participation
  • Prejudices and recategorization processes


Training and professional career


Master in Psychology of Social Intervention

University of Granada


Psychology Degree

University of Granada



Potoczek, A., Bukowski, M., de Lemus, S., Jiménez-Moya, G., Rodríguez-López, A., & Jasko, K. (2023). Walk This Way: Ingroup Norms Determine Voting Intentions for Those Who Lack Sociopolitical Control. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, 49(5), 692-708. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672211070070


Lobato, R. M., Rodríguez-López, Á., García-Coll, J., Moyano, M., & Sainz, M. (2022). Attitudes towards terrorist rehabilitation programs: psychological mediating and moderating mechanisms. Psychology, Crime & Law, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316x.2022.2137164

Rodríguez-López, Á., de Lemus, S., Bukowski, M., Potoczek, A., & Fritsche, I. (2022). Political change as group-based control: Threat to personal control reduces the support for traditional political parties. PLoS ONE, 17(12): e0278743. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278743



Rodríguez-López, A., Rodríguez-Ortíz, E., & Romero-Gonzalez, B. (2020). Non-suicidal self-injury in patients with eating disorders: nuclear aspects. Colombia medica, 52(1), e2044342. https://doi.org/10.25100/cm.v52i1.4342