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


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.

Kroencke, L., Humberg, S., Breil, S. M., Geukes, K., Zoppolat, G., Balzarini, R. N., Alonso-Ferres, M., Slatcher, R. B., & Back, M. D. (2023). Extraversion, social interactions, and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: Did extraverts really suffer more than introverts?Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 125(3), 649–679.

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