Psychosocial Consequences of Social Class

The research we carry out analyzes the relationship between, on the one hand, the social class to which people belong or the fact of suffering to a greater or lesser degree the consequences of an economic crisis and, on the other hand, different psychosocial variables, such as socio-political behavior, subjective well-being, humor, dehumanization or trust. We currently have two research projects sponsored by Spanish institutions.


“Reacciones cognitivas y emocionales ante la pobreza y la inestabilidad económica: efectos sobre la ayud individual y colectiva” (Ref. P20_00199). Entidad financiadora: Junta de Andalucía. 2021-2022. Investigador Principal: Miguel Moya

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“Clase social y crisis económica/sanitaria: consecuencias interpersonales y sociopolíticas” (Ref. PID2020-114464RB-I00). Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. 2021-2023. Investigadores principales: Miguel Moya e Inmaculada Valor

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Previous projects

“Realidades macrosociales (crisis económica y clase social) y procesos psicosociales: confianza, bienestar, altruismo y política.” (Ref. PSI2017-83966-R). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. 2018-2020.

“Clase social, crisis económica y confianza. Variables psicosociales mediadoras y moderadoras.” (Ref. PSI2014-59659-R). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. 2015-2017.

Research team

Inmaculada Valor

Inmaculada Valor-Segura

Lab Director
Doctor in Psychology (European Doctorate) and Expert in Criminology


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.

del Fresno-Díaz, A., Estevan-Reina, L., Sánchez-Rodríguez, A., Willis, G. B., & de Lemus, S. (2022). Fighting inequalities in times of pandemic: The role of politicized identities and interdependent self-construal in coping with economic threat. Journal of Community and Applied Psychology.

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.

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