Juan Matamoros


I am a PhD student in Social Psychology. I am interested in the following lines of research: psychology of inequality, social mobility, social classes and legitimating variables.

Main interests

  • Psychology of inequality and social classes.
  • Psychosocial consequences of economic inequality and beliefs about social mobility.
  • Legitimizing ideologies: meritocratic beliefs, justification of the economic system, tolerance of inequality.


Training and professional career


PhD Student

Universidad de Granada


Master in Social Problems: Direction and management of social programs

Universidad de Granada


Degree in Psychology

Universidad de Jaén



García-Sánchez, E., Matamoros-Lima, J., Moreno-Bella, E., Melita, D., Sánchez-Rodríguez, A., García-Castro, J. D., Rodríguez-Bailón, R. & Willis, G. (2024). Perceived economic inequality is negatively associated with subjective well-being through status anxiety and social trust. Social Indicators Research, 172, 239-260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-024-03306-x

Kirchner‐Häusler, A., Schönbrodt, F. D., Uskul, A. K., Vignoles, V. L., Rodríguez‐Bailón, R., Castillo, V. A., … & Uchida, Y. (2024). Proximal and distal honor fit and subjective well‐being in the Mediterranean region. Journal of Personality92(1), 38-54. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12803


Kirchner-Häusler, A., De Leersnyder, J., Uskul, A. K., Mirzada, F., Vignoles, V. L., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., … & Uchida, Y. (2023). Cultural fit of emotions and subjective well-being: Replicating comparative evidence and extending it to the Mediterranean region. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology5, 100171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2023.100171

Uskul, A., Kirchner-Häusler, A., Vignoles, V., Rodriguez-Bailon, R., Castillo, V. A., Cross, S. E., … Uchida, Y. (2023, February 24). Neither Eastern nor Western: Patterns of Independence and Interdependence in Mediterranean Societies. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000342 


Kirchner‐Häusler, A., Schönbrodt, F. D., Uskul, A. K., Vignoles, V. L., Rodriguez‐Bailón, R., Castillo, V. A., … & Uchida, Y. (2022). Proximal and Distal Honor Fit and Subjective Well‐Being in the Mediterranean Region. Journal of Personality. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12803 

Sainz, M., Martínez, R., Matamoros-Lima, J., Moya, M., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2022). Perceived economic inequality enlarges the perceived humanity gap between low-and high-socioeconomic status groups. The Journal of Social Psychology, 1-14. doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2022.2157699