Our research is framed within two general lines, in which we examine:
a) the psychosocial variables that predict the perception of economic inequality and the tolerance towards it;
b) the psychosocial consequences derived from economic inequality. In addition, we also carry out studies that explore the processes related to other types of inequality, beyond economic inequality (e.g., based on social power, prejudice, dehumanization, etc.). We currently have three research grants, funded by national and international research agencies.
Sánchez-Rodríguez, Á., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Willis, G. B. (2023). The economic inequality as normative information model (EINIM). European Review of Social Psychology, 1-41. https://doi.org/10.1080/10463283.2022.2160555
García-Castro, J. D., García-Sánchez, E., Willis, G. B., Castillo, J. C., & Rodríguez-Bailón, R. (2022). Perceived economic inequality measures and their association with objective inequality and redistributive preferences. Social Psychology.https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000498
García-Sánchez, E., Correia, I., Pereira, C. R., Willis, G. B., Rodríguez-Bailón, R., & Vala, J. (2022). How fair is economic inequality? Belief in a just world and the legitimation of economic disparities in 27 European countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48(3), 382-395.doi.org/10.1177/01461672211002