Marta Garrido Macías


Marta Garrido-Macías has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Granada, with the thesis entitled “Maintenance of abusive relationships and decision-making: sexual coercion and associated factors”. Her research stage has been developed through two research scholarships during her undergraduate and master’s studies, and an FPU scholarship during her doctorate stage. She has carried out two research stays (Potsdam and Indiana) and has published numerous scientific articles in high-impact journals indexed to JCR. In addition, she belongs to several R + D + I research projects related to gender violence and psychosocial processes associated with the economic crisis. Her teaching experience focuses on various subjects in the area of Social Psychology (e.g., Work Psychology, Prevention and Treatment of Delinquency, Psychosocial Processes of Influence and Advertising…). She currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alicante, where she carries out her teaching and research activities.

Main interests

  • Sexual violence
  • Compassion and emotions
  • Prosocial behavior
  • Economic crisis


Training and professional career

2020 - Present

Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Social Psychology

University of Alicante

2019 - 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Granada

2015 - 2019

PhD in Psychology

University of Granada

2014 - 2015

Master's in Psychology of Social Intervention

University of Granada

2009 - 2014

Degree in Psychology

University of Granada



Garrido-Macías, M. ., Herrera, A., Alonso-Ferres, M., & Herrera, M. C. (2023). Sexting Is Not Always Wanted: Consequences on Satisfaction and the Role of Sexual Coercion and Online Sexual Victimization.  Annals of Psychology, 39(3), 354–363.

Serrano-Montilla, C., Garrido-Macías, M., Sáez-Díaz, J., & Sáez, G. (2023). Assessing police attitudes toward intervention in Gender Violence: the role of training, perceived severity, and myths about Intimate Partner Violence Against Women. Journal of Family Violence.

Garrido-Macías, M., Navarro-Carrillo, G., Soler-Martínez, F. M., & Valor-Segura, I. (2023). Disentangling the road to a compassionate response to suffering: A multistudy investigation. Personality and Individual Differences203, 112030.

Beltrán-Morillas, A.M., Villanueva-Moya, L., Sánchez-Hernández, M.D., Alonso-Ferres, M., Garrido-Macías, M., & Expósito, F. (2023). Infidelity in the Adolescence Stage: The Roles of Negative Affect, Hostility, and Psychological Well-Being. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(5), 4114.


Hernández-Albújar, Y., Sáez, G., & Garrido-Macías, M. (2022). The Impact of Household Labor Distribution on Domestic Conflicts During Covid-19 Confinement Orders. Feminist Economics, 1-25. 

Sáez, G., Garrido-Macías, M.,  Riemer, A.R., Mendoza-Flores, A., & Alonso-Ferres, M. (2022). Objects don’t just walk away: Exploring the connection between women’s engagement in self-objectification and their ability to recognize and respond to sexual violence.  Psicologia Sociale, Social Psychology Theory & Research, 2, 225–243.

Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2022). Women’s Risk Perception and Responses to Intimate Partner Sexual Coercion: The Role of Type of Tactic, Previous Experience, and Myths Acceptance. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 25 (e18), 1–13.

Garrido-Macías, M., Sáez, G., Alonso-Ferres, M., Ruiz, M. J., Serrano-Montilla, C., & Expósito, F. (2022). Assessing Self-Care in Psychologists: A Spanish Adaptation of the SCAP Scale. Psicothema. 10.7334/psicothema2021.250


Garrido-Macías, M., Villanueva-Moya, L., Alonso-Ferres, M., Sánchez-Hernández, M. D., Badenes-Sastre, M., Beltrán-Morillas, A.M., Herrera-Enríquez, A., Herrera-Enríquez, M. C., & Expósito, F. (2021). Sexting among Spanish during Confinement: Prevalence, Motivations and Predictor Variables. Studies in Psychology

Serrano-Montilla, C., Alonso-Ferres, M., Navarro-Carrillo, G., Lozano, L. M., & Valor-Segura, I. (2021). Assessment of the effects of health and financial threat on prosocial and antisocial responses during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of empathic concern. Personality and Individual Differences, 178, 110855.

Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2021). The impact of college men’s sexual coercion perpetration on proclivity toward sexual assault and their cognitive and emotional reactions. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 22(4), 800–809.


Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F.(2020). Women’s Experience of Sexual Coercion and Reactions to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., Krahé, B., & Expósito, F. (2020). College women’s experience of verbal sexual coercion and responses to a sexual assault vignette. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 14,

Beltrán-Morillas, A. M., Alonso-Ferres, M., Garrido-Macías, M., Villanueva-Moya, L., Sánchez-Hernández, M.D., & Expósito, F. (2020). The Relationship Between the Motivation to Commit Infidelity and Negative Affect and Self-Esteem: How Cheating in Romance Might Signal Positive Well-Being in Adolescents. Psychological Reports, 125 (1),514-544.

Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F.(2020). Which tactics of sexual violence predict to leave the relationship? The role of dependence towards partner. The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context12

Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2020). Sexual transgressions in the relationship: influence of dependence and commitment on its perception and coping. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 23

Garrido-Macías, M., & Arriaga, X. (2020). Women are not swayed by sugar-coated acts of sexual coercion. Personal Relationships27, 251-273.

Valor-Segura, I., Garrido-Macías, M., & Lozano, L. M. (2020). Adaptation of The Accommodation among Romantic Couples Scale (EAPR) to Spanish population. Psicothema, 32(1), 145-152. 

Alonso-Ferres, M., Navarro-Carrillo, G., Garrido-Macías, M., Moreno-Bella, E., & Valor-Segura, I. (2020). Connecting perceived economic threat and prosocial tendencies: The explanatory role of empathic concern. PLoS ONE, 15(5): e0232608.


Sáez, G., Alonso-Ferres, M., Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2019). The Detrimental Effect of Sexual Objectification on Targets’ and Perpetrators’ Sexual Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Sexual Coercion. Frontiers in Psychology, 10.


Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2017). Attribution of responsibility for sexual violence: Effect of type of tactic, gender and benevolent sexism. Acción Psicológica, 14(2), 69-84.

Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2017). Would I leave my partner? Influence of severity of the transgression, satisfaction and commitment on the decision making. Psychosocial Intervention26, 111-116.