Ana Urbiola


I am Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Almeria. I teach in the Degrees of Psychology and Social Work, as well as in the subject ‘Psychosocial Intervention in Situations of Crisis, Emergencies and Catastrophes’ for the students of the Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology, the Master’s Degree in Migrations, Mediation and Vulnerable Groups and the Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences. Throughout my academic career, my research has focused on the study of processes associated with prejudice, social identity, multiculturalism, and intergroup inequality. My current research is focused on the analysis of cooperative intergroup relations (alliances) from the perspective of advantaged and disadvantaged groups as well as on the study of the factors involved in anti-Gypsyism and participation in collective actions for the social change for equality and socio-political participation of Roma people in Europe.

Main interests

  • Multicultural commitment, prejudice and participation for social change.
  • Multiculturalist identity and participation in collective actions.
  • The study of social class and ethnicity as predictors of prejudice and discrimination against Roma.
  • Intergroup contact, attitudes, socio-political participation and collective action for equality from the perspective of migrants and Roma.
  • Meta-perceptions, attitudes, acculturation orientations, and political behaviors towards refugees and migrants.


Training and professional career

2019 - nowadays

Assistant Professor

University of Almería

2018 - 2019

Substitute Professor

University of Jaén


Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Granada

2012 - 2016

Doctor in Psychology

University of Granada

2011 - 2012

Mhd in Psychology of Social Intervention

University of Granada

2005 - 2010

Degree in Psychology

University of Valencia



Urbiola, A., Carmona-López, C., & de Lemus, S. (2023). Why, how and with whom? The impact of perceived ally motives on migrants’ support for collective actions. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology5.


Urbiola, A., Navas, M., Carmona, C., & Willis, G. B. (2022). Social Class also Matters: The Effects of Social Class, Ethnicity, and their Interaction on Prejudice and Discrimination Toward Roma. Race and Social Problems.

Zagefkha, H., Lefringhausen, K., López-Rodríguez, L., Urbiola, A., Moftizadeh, N., Vazquez, A. (2022). Blindspots in Acculturation Research: An Agenda for Studying Majority Culture Change. European Review of Social Psychology, pp.1-34.


Kende, A., Hadarics, M., Bigazzi, S., Boza, M., Kunst, J. R., Lantos, N. A., Lášticová, B., Minescu, A., Pivetti, M., & Urbiola, A. (2021). The last acceptable prejudice in Europe? Anti-Gypsyism as the obstacle to Roma inclusion. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 24(3), 388–410.

Urbiola, A., McGarty, C., & Costa-Lopes, R. (2021). The AMIGAS Model: Reconciling Prejudice Reduction and Collective Action Approaches Through a Multicultural Commitment in Intergroup Relations. Review of General Psychology.

Urbiola A, López-Rodríguez L, Sánchez-Castelló M, Navas M & Cuadrado I (2021) The Way We See Others in Intercultural Relations: The Role of Stereotypes in the Acculturation Preferences of Spanish and Moroccan-Origin Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology, 11,610-644.

Urbiola, A., Sánchez-Castelló, M. & Navas, M. (2021). Desafíos de las relaciones interculturales y gestión de la diversidad cultural. En Migliucci & López-Rodríguez (Eds.) El conflicto humano: Enfoques teóricos, factores y procesos para entender los grandes conflictos contemporáneos. Sanz y Torres. 1, pp.69-90. ISBN 978-84-18316-11-1.


Urbiola, A, Willis, GB, Ruiz-Romero, J, Moya, M. (2020). Más allá del concepto político: los efectos psicosociales de la perspectiva multicultural (Beyond the political concept: the psychosocial effects of the multicultural perspective). Andamios, 44, 295-314.

Bruneau, E. G., Kteily, N. S., & Urbiola, A. (2020). A collective blame hypocrisy intervention enduringly reduces hostility towards Muslims. Nature human behaviour, 4(1), 45–54.


Urbiola, A., Willis, G.B., Ruiz-Romero, J., Moya, M. (2018). Does a multicultural perspective shape unbiased minds? The moderating role of outgroup threat. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48, 608–617.

Urbiola, A., Willis, G. B., Ruiz-Romero, J. & Moya, M. (2018). When implicit prejudice does not predict explicit prejudice: Spanish version of the Concern with Acting Prejudiced Scale. Revista de Psicología Social, 33(1), 51-80.


Urbiola, A., Willis, G., Ruiz-Romero, J., Moya, M. & Esses, V. (2017). Valuing diversity in Spain and Canada: The role of multicultural ideology in intergroup attitudes and intentions to reduce inequalities. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 56, 25-38.


Urbiola, A., Willis, G., Ruiz-Romero, J. & Moya, M. (2014). La reducción del prejuicio hacia la población gitana en la vida real: efectos de la visita a la exposición “Vidas Gitanas (Lungo Drom)”. Psychosocial Intervention, 23, 1-.