My research focuses on the study of the perception that other individuals and groups have about ourselves and our groups, and the comparison with our own self-perceptions. I am interested in how this general process may produce different effects and consequences according to different lines of research: self-verification and verification of ingroup identity, identity fusion, meta-perceptions and meta-stereotypes. In addition, I explore the influence of these processes for important strategies of prejudice reduction, such as direct and extended contact and recategorization.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Group Processes
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Intergroup Relations
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
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- Swann, W. B., Jr., Gómez, A., Huici, C., Morales, J. F., & Hixon, J. G. (in press). Identity fusion and self-sacrifice: Arousal as catalyst of pro-group fighting, dying and helping behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Swann, W. B., Jr., Gómez, A., Dovidio, J. F., Hart, S., & Jetten, J. (in press). Dying and killing for one’s group: Identity fusion moderates responses to intergroup versions of the trolley problem. Psychological Science.
- Swann, W. B., Jr., Gómez, A., Seyle, C., Morales, J. F., & Huici, C. (2009). Identity fusion: The interplay of personal and social identities in extreme group behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 995-1011.
- Gómez, A., Seyle, C. D., Huici, C., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2009). Can self-verification strivings fully transcend the self-other barrier? Seeking verification of ingroup identities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 1021-1044.
- Gómez, A., & Huici, C. (2008). Vicarious intergroup contact and the role of authorities in prejudice reduction. The Spanish Journal of Social Psychology, 11, 103-114.
- Gómez, A., Dovidio, J. F., Cuadrado, I., Huici, C., & Gaertner, S. L. (2008). The other side of We: When outgroup members express common identity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1613-1626.
- Gómez, A., Morales, J. F., Huici, C., Gaviria, C., & Jiménez, J. (2007). When the world comprehends me… and my group. From self-verification to verification of one's group identity. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 7, 213-236.
- Méndez, E., Gómez, A., & Tropp, L. (2007). When metaperceptions are affected by intergroup processes. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 7, 237-250.
Facultad de Psicología
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Dcho 1.58. C/Juan del Rosal 10
- Phone: 0034 913987747