Ángel Sánchez Rodríguez


I am an assistant professor at the University of Salamanca, where I teach in the Faculty of Psychology. My research is focused on the psychosocial consequences of economic inequality and the normative processes related to it.

Main interests

  • Consequences of economic inequality
  • Cultural differences
  • Social cognition


Training and professional career


Assistant Professor

Universidad de Granada


PhD in Psychology

Universidad de Granada


Master's Degree in Psychology of Social Intervention

Universidad de Granada


Degree in Psychology

Universidad de Salamanca



Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., García-Sánchez, E., Willis, G.B. and Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2024). Individual values predict desiring more economic inequality: The moderator role of social mobility. Int J Psychol, 59: 398-409. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.13114


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

Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., Uskul, A. K., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., Willis, G. B., Vignoles, V. L., Krys, K., … & Zelenski, J. M. (2023). Unpackaging the link between economic inequality and self-construal. Self and Identity22(5), 713-739, https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2023.2200032 

Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Willis, G. B. (2023). The economic inequality as normative information model (EINIM). European Review of Social Psychology, 1-41. https://doi.org/10.1080/10463283.2022.2160555 


Willis G. B., García-Sánchez E., Sánchez-Rodríguez Á., García-Castro J. D., Rodríguez-Bailón R. (2022). The psychosocial effects of economic inequality depend on its perception. Nature Reviews Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44159-022-00044-0

Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Willis, G. B. (2022). Economic inequality affects perceived normative values. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 25(1), 211–226. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430220968141

Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., & Moreno-Bella, E. (2022). Are you interested in economic inequality? Depends on where you live. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 25(1), 7–19. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajsp.12458


Sánchez-Rodríguez, Ángel, Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Willis, G. B. (2020). Efectos de la actividad económica sobre el individualismo-colectivismo. Escritos De Psicología – Psychological Writings, 13(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.24310/espsiescpsi.v13i1.10073

Rodríguez-Bailón R., Sánchez-Rodríguez Á., García-Sánchez E., Petkanopoulou K., Willis G. B. (2020). Inequality is in the air: Contextual psychosocial effects of power and social class. Current Opinion in Psychology, 33, 120–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.07.004

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


Sánchez‐Rodríguez, Á., Willis, G. B., Jetten, J., & Rodríguez‐Bailón, R. (2019). Economic inequality enhances inferences that the normative climate is individualistic and competitive. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49(6), 1114-1127.https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2557

Sánchez‐Rodríguez, Á., Willis, G. B., & Rodríguez‐Bailón, R. (2019). Economic and social distance: Perceived income inequality negatively predicts an interdependent self‐construal. International Journal of Psychology, 54(1), 117-125.https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12437

Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., Jetten, J., Willis, G. B., & Rodríguez Bailón, R. M. (2019). High economic inequality makes us feel less wealthy. International Review of Social Psychology, 32(1), 111. https://doi.org/10.5334/irsp.333


Petkanopoulou, K., Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., Willis, G. B., Chryssochoou, X., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2018). Two Countries in Crisis: Economic Inequality in the EU and Disidentification With Europe in Spain and Greece. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49(6), 888–906. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022117751201


Sánchez-Rodríguez, A., Willis, G. B., y Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2017). El impacto psicológico de la desigualdad económica. Ciencia Cognitiva, 11:2, 33-35.