Efraín García Sánchez

Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Granada. I am currently participating in the UNDPOLAR project of the NORFACE Governance program, which focuses on the effect of economic inequality on polarization and political attitudes.

Main interests

  • Social psychological processes related to economic inequality, justice and attitudes towards policies.
  • Legitimacy of institutions and legal authorities, democracy and political culture.

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Training and professional career

2021

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universidad de Granada

2019 - 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universidad de Sao Paulo

2019

PhD in Psychology

Universidad de Granada

2012

Master's Degree in Psychology of Social Intervention

Universidad de Granada

2014

Degree in Psychology

Universidad del Valle, Colombia

Publications

2022

García-Castro, J. D., García-Sánchez, E., Willis, G. B., Castillo, J. C., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2022). Perceived economic inequality measures and their association with objective inequality and redistributive preferences. Social Psychology.https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000498

García-Sánchez, E., Correia, I., Pereira, C. R., Willis, G. B., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Vala, J. (2022). How fair is economic inequality? Belief in a just world and the legitimation of economic disparities in 27 European countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48(3), 382-395.doi.org/10.1177/01461672211002

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

García‐Castro, J. D., García‐Sánchez, E., Montoya‐Lozano, M., & Rodríguez‐Bailón, R. (2022). The perception of economic inequality in everyday life: My friends with the most and least money. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 25(1), 20-34. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajsp.12476 

2020

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

García-Sánchez, E., Osborne, D., Willis, G. B., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2020). Attitudes towards redistribution and the interplay between perceptions and beliefs about inequality. British Journal of Social Psychology, 59(1), 111136. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12326

2019

García-Sánchez, E., Van der Toorn, J., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Willis, G. B. (2019). The Vicious Cycle of Economic Inequality: The Role of Ideology in Shaping the Relationship Between “What Is” and “What Ought to Be” in 41 Countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(8), 991–1001. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550618811500

2018

García-Sánchez, E., Willis, G. B., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., Palacio Sañudo, J., David Polo, J., & Rentería Pérez, E. (2018). Perceptions of economic inequality and support for redistribution: The role of existential and utopian standards. Social Justice Research, 31(4), 335-354.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11211-018-0317-6

García-Sánchez, E., Willis, G. B., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., García-Castro, J. D., Palacio-Sañudo, J., Polo, J., & Rentería-Pérez, E. (2018). Perceptions of economic inequality in Colombian daily life: More than unequal distribution of economic resources. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 1660.https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01660

2015

Willis, G. B., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., López-Rodríguez, L., & García-Sánchez, E. (2015). Legitimacy moderates the relation between perceived and ideal economic inequalities. Social Justice Research, 28, 493-508.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11211-015-0253-7

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