Mario Sainz Martínez

Biography

I am assistant professor at the Department of Psychology of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and adjunct researcher of the Group and Individual Interactions (COES) line. I am interested in the study of dehumanization, classism and the justification of socioeconomic differences.

Main interests

  • Processes of (de)humanization applied to the socioeconomic context (i.e., dehumanization of the poor and the rich).
  • Causal attributions on poverty and wealth.
  • Support for social and/or redistributive policies.

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Training and professional career

2022

Assistant Professor

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

2021

Postdoctoral Researcher

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

2018

Assistant Professor

Universidad de Monterrey

2018

PhD in Psychology

Universidad de Granada

2013

Master's Degree in Psychology of Social Intervention

Universidad de Granada

2012

Degree in Psychology

Universidad de Salamanca

Publications

2022

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 

2021

Sainz, M., Moreno-Bella, E., & Torres-Vega, L. C. (2021). A more competent, warm, feminine, and human leader: Perceptions and effectiveness of democratic versus authoritarian political leaders. International Review of Social Psychology, 34(1), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.5334/irsp.452

Sainz, M., Martínez, R., Moya, M., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Vaes, J. (2021). Lacking socioeconomic status reduces subjective well-being through perceptions of meta-dehumanization. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60, 470–489. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12412

2020

 Sainz, M., Loughnan, S., Martínez, R., Moya, M., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2020). Dehumanization of socioeconomically disadvantaged groups decreases support for welfare policies via perceived wastefulness. International Review of Social Psychology, 33(1): 12, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.5334/irsp.414

2019

Sainz, M., Martinez, R., Moya, M., & Rodriguez-Bailon, R. (2019). Animalizing the disadvantaged, mechanizing the wealthy: the convergence of socioeconomic status and attribution of humanity. International Journal of Psychology, 54(4), 423-430. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12485

Sainz, M., Sutton, R., Moya, M., Martínez, R., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2019). Less human, more to blame: Animalizing poor people increases blame and decreases support for wealth redistribution. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430219841135

Sainz, M., Martinez, R., Rodriguez-Bailon, R., & Moya, M. (2019). Where does the money come from? Humanizing high socioeconomic status groups undermines attitudes towards redistribution. Frontiers in Psychology, section Personality and Social Psychology, 10: 771. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00771

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