Ángel del Fresno Díaz


I’m currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Gdańsk (Poland). I did my doctoral thesis in the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Granada. I have been hired in several research proyects, such as: ‘Alliance Processes as a form of coping with identity and control threats, (ALLIES)’, REF: PID2019-111549GB-I00), ‘Hierarchy and Social Distance: Two Psychosocial Mechanisms Generated by Social Inequality’ (REF: PID2019-105643GB-I00). The main topic of my doctoral thesis is to analyze the role of social class identity in the economic inequality conext, focusing on intergroup relations, intolerance towards economic inequality and collective actions to confront it. Furthermore, my main research interests are around the mobilizing potential of politicized identity and its multiple capacity from an intersectional perspective.

On the other hand, together with another colleague, we are presently conducting a workshop on data analysis using the statistical program RStudio in the department of Social Psychology.

Main interests

  • Psychosocial consequences and reduction of economic inequality
  • Politicized Social Class Identity: New/Emerging/Traditional
  • Processes of struggle against economic inequality: confrontation and collective actions (political participation and activism)
  • Intersectionalities and intra-minority solidarity



Training and professional career

2023 - nowadays

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Gdańsk

2018 - 2023

PhD Student

University of Granada

Master in Psychology of Social Intervention

University of Granada

Degree in Psychology

University of Granada



del Fresno-Díaz, Á., de Lemus, S., & Willis, G. B. (2024). “We are the 99%”: Exploring the impact of politicized wealth-based identity on the established middle-class. Self and Identity, 1–28. https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2024.2344252


del Fresno-Díaz, A., Estevan-Reina, L., Sánchez-Rodríguez, A., Willis, G. B., & de Lemus, S. (2023). Fighting inequalities in times of pandemic: The role of politicized identities and interdependent self-construal in coping with economic threat. Journal of Community and Applied Psychology, 33(2), 436-453. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2632


McCarthy, R., Gervais, W., Aczel, B., Al-Kire, R. L., Aveyard, M., Marcella Baraldo, S., Baruh, L., Basch, C., Baumert, A., Behler, A., Bettencourt, A., Bitar, A., Bouxom, H., Buck, A., Cemalcilar, Z., Chekroun, P., Chen, J. M., del Fresno- Díaz, Á., Ducham, A., … Zogmaister, C. (2021). A Multi-Site Collaborative Study of the Hostile Priming Effect. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.18738


del Fresno-Díaz, Á., Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á. & Willis. G. B. (2020). I choose to be powerful: Economic inequality encourages preferences of power over status positions. The Social Science Journal, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/03623319.2021.1949547