Davide Melita

Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Granada. Much of my research activity has involved the development of paradigms for the experimental manipulation of the perception of economic inequality and social mobility. I have worked in prevention and intervention in the field of drug dependence and I am a founding member of the association PSICABIS, dedicated to the implementation and evaluation of social intervention projects based on scientific evidence.

Main interests

  • Perception, interpretation and tolerance of economic inequality.Identity and class consciousness.
  • Classism and class salience.
  • Relationship between economic inequality and status anxiety.
  • Effects of economic inequality on health and well-being.
  • Effects of ideologies on status anxiety.
  • Cross-cultural studies on status anxiety.
  • Effects of perceived mobility.

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Training and professional career

2021

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universidad de Granada

2021

PhD in Psychology

Universidad de Granada

2014

Master's Degree in Psychology of Social Intervention

Universidad de Granada

2012

Degree in Psychology

Universidad de Granada

Publications

2021

Melita, D., Willis, G. B., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2021). Economic inequality increases status anxiety through perceived contextual competitiveness. Frontiers in psychology, 12, 637365.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.637365

2020

Melita, D., Velandia-Morales, A., Iruela-Toro, D., Willis, G. B., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2020). Spanish version of the Status Anxiety Scale (Versión española de la Escala de Ansiedad por el Estatus). International Journal of Social Psychology, 35(2), 342-369.https://doi.org/10.1080/02134748.2020.1721050

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