HUM289: Discrimination and Stigma: Psychosocial Aspects

Lines of research:

  • Psychosocial analysis of inequality.
    • Psychosocial variables that can predict the perception of economic inequality, tolerance towards it and motivation to reduce it;
    • Psychosocial consequences of economic inequality. Processes related to other types of inequality beyond economic inequality (e.g. social power, prejudice, dehumanisation, etc.).
  • Psychosocial consequences of social class and economic crisis.
    • Cognitive, emotional, motivational and behavioural consequences of belonging to a certain social class or being affected by the economic crisis (e.g., Covid-19).
    • Role of attributions, ideologies, trust and dehumanisation processes.
  • Psychology of social change.
    • Intergroup processes of social change from the perspective of disadvantaged groups (e.g., women, LGTBIQ+, migrants) and advantaged groups (men, heterosexuals, autochthonous), and the processes of cooperation between the two as potentials for social change.
    • Processes of cooperation between the two as potential allies, depending on psychosocial variables such as group identity, motivations or perceived control.
  • Discrimination and violence against women. Importance of different ideological and situational variables both in social perception and in the occurrence of different forms of violence and discrimination against women, not only in their traditional forms but also in subtle modalities and new manifestations in time and arising from new technologies.
  • Social psychology and gender. Relevance of the psychosocial variables that generate and maintain the different forms of discrimination and violence against women in the interpersonal, labour and social spheres, as well as the impact that these processes have on their full development and well-being.

Coordinator: Miguel Moya Morales :