Selected Publications

In press

  • Nisa, C., et al. (in press). Perceived economic risk (vs. health risk) motivates individual efforts to fight COVID-19: a multilevel analysis in 24 countries. Scientific Reports.
  • Han Qet al (in press). Trust ingovernment regarding COVID-19 and itsassociations with preventive health behaviourand prosocial behaviour during the pandemic:a cross-sectional and longitudinal study.Psychological Medicine, 1–11.
  • Han, Q., Zheng, B., Agostini, M., Bélanger, J. J., Gützkow, B., Kreienkamp, J., Reitsema, A. M., van Breen, J. A., Psycorona Collaboration, & Leander, N. P. (in press). Associations of risk perception of COVID-19 with emotion and mental health during the pandemic. Journal of Affective Dissorders,
  • Lima, M., França, D. et al. (in press). Materialist and post-materialist concerns and the wish for a strong leader in 27 countries. Journal of Social and Political Psychology.
  • Romano, A., Spadaro, G., Joireman, J., Jin, S., Van Lissa, C., Balliet, D., Agostini, M., Bélanger, J.J., Gutzkow, B., & Kreienkamp, J. & PsyCorona Collaboration (in press). Cooperation and Trust Across Societies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Leander, N.P., Lemay Jr., E.P., Jeronimus, B.F., Keller, A.C., Agostini, M., Bélanger, J.J. & PsyCorona Collaboration. (in press). Towards a Globally Collaborative Behavioral Science: An Organizational Approach from Pandemic Psychology
  • Lang, M., Xygalatas, D. Kavanagh, C., Boccardi, N., Halberstadt, J., Jackson, C.... & Gomez, A. (in press). Outgroup threat and the emergence of cohesive groups: a cross-cultural examination. Group Processes and Intergroup relations.


  • Gomez, A., Belanger, J.J., Chinchilla, J., Vazquez, A., Schumpe, B. M., Nisa, C.F., & Chiclana, S. (2021). Admiratin for Islamist groups encourages self-sacrifice through identity fusion. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications.
  • Gomez, A. Martinez, M., Martel, F.A., Lopez-Rodriguez, L., Vazquez, A., Chinchilla, J., Paredes, B., Hetierachchi, M., Hamid, N., & Swann. W. B. Jr. (2021). Why people enter and emprace violent groups. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Paolini, S., White, F. A., Tropp, L. R., Turner, R. N., Page-Gould, E., Barlow, F. K., & G´omez, A. (2021). Intergroup contact research in the 21st century: Lessons learned and forward progress if we remain open. Journal of Social Issues.
  • Bosson J., et al. (2021). Psychometric properties and correlates of precarious manhood beliefs in 62 nations. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology.


  • Gomez, A., Chinchilla, J., Vazquez, A., López-Rodríguez L., Paredes, B., & Martínez, M. (2020). Recent advances, misconceptions, untestd assumptions, and future research agenda for identity fusion theory. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
  • Gomez, A., Cerdan. S., Perez-Laso, C., Ortega, E., Pasaro, E., Fernandez, R., Gomez-Gil, E., Mora, M., Marcos, A., Rodriguez del Cerro, M. C. & Guillamon, A. (2020). Effects of adult male rat feminization treatments on brain morphology and matabolomic profile. Hormones and Behavior 125,
  • Gómez, Á., (2020). What doesn´t kill us makes us stronger: The COVID-19 pandemic transforms anonymous citizens into devoted actors. International Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Paredes, B., Briñol, P., Gomez, A., & Petty, R. (in press). Increasing the predictive validity of identity fusion leading to sacrifice by considering the extremity of the situation. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Vazquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Gomez, A. & Dovidio, J. F. (2020). Ambivalent effects of positive contact between women and men on collective actions for women´s right. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Vazquez, A., Lopez-Rodriguez, L., Brambilla, M. & Gomez, A. (2020). Verification of ingroup morality promotes willingness to participate in collective action for immigrants’ rights. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
  • Vazquez, A.V., Lopez-Rodriguez, L., Martinez, M., Atran, S., & Gomez, A. (2020). Threat enhances aggressive inclinations among devoted actors via increase in their relative physical formidability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Kosakowska-Berezecka et al. (2020). Country-level and Individual-level predictors of Mens support for gender equality in 42 countries. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Ashokkumar, A., Talaifar, A., Fraser, W. T., Landabur, R., Buhrmester, M., Gomez, A., Paredes, B. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2020). Censoring Political Opposition Online: Who does it and Why. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology.
  • Syropoulus, S., Rivera-Rodriguez, A., Gomez, A., Baka, A., Cros, S., Martel, F. A., & Rottman, J. (2020). Deadly but Protective: Americans´  Unique Perception of Weapons. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Pshychology.
  • Rudned, M., et al., (2020). Measurement invariance of the moral vitalism scale across 28 cultural groups. Plos One.
  • Donadio, B. T., Gomez, A., Atran, S., Novak, J., Wheeler, M., Marquez, E. J. V., & Tossell, C. C. (2020). Simulating Combat to Explore Motivations Behind Why Military Members Make Costly Sacrifices. 


  • Gómez, Á., Vázquez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Talaifar, S., Martínez, M., Buhrmester, M. D., & Swann Jr, W. B. (2019). Why people abandon groups: Degrading relational vs collective ties uniquely impacts identity fusion and identification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85
  • Vázquez, A., Ordoñana, J. R., Whitehouse, H., & Gómez, Á. (2019). Why die for my sibling? The positive association between identity fusion and imagined loss with endorsement of self-sacrifice/¿ Por qué morir por un hermano? La asociación positiva entre la fusión de identidad y la pérdida imaginada con la disposición al autosacrificio. Revista de Psicología Social.
  • Paredes, B., Santos, D., Briñol, P., Gómez, A., & Petty, R. E. (2019). The impact of meta-cognitive certainty on the relationship between identity fusion and endorsement of extreme pro-group behavior. Self and Identity 
  • Pretus, C., Hamid, N., Sheikh, H., Gomez, A., Ginges, J., Tobeña, A., Davis, R., Vilarrolla, O., & Aran, S. (2019). Ventromedial and dorsolateral prefrontal interactions underlie Will to fight and die for a cause. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
  • Hamid, N., Pretus, C., Atran, S., Crockett, M., Ginges, J., Sheikh, H., Tobeña, A., Carmona, S., Gomez, A., Davis, R., & Vilarrolla, O. (2019). Neuroimaging "will to fight" for sacred values: an empirical case study with supporters of an Al Quaeda affiliate. Royal Society Open Science.
  • Bastian, B., Vauclair, C. M., Loughnan, S., Bain, P., Ashokkumar, A., Becker, M., … & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2019). Explaining illness with evil: pathogen prevalence fosters moral vitalism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286(1914).
  • Sprong, Stefanie, Jetten, Jolanda, et al. (2019). "Our country needs a strong leader right now”: Economic inequality enhances the wish for a strong leader. Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797619875472


  • Klein, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B. G., Adams, R. B. Alper, S. et al. (2018) Many labs 2: investigating variation in replicability across sample and setting. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science
  • Atran, S. & Gómez, A. (2018). What motivates Devoted Actors to Extreme Sacrifice, Identity Fusion or Sacred Values? Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Paredes, B., Briñol, P., & Gomez, A. (2018). Identity fusion leads to willingness to fight and die for the group: The moderating impact of being informned of the reasons behind others members sacrifice. Self & Identity.
  • Vázquez, A., Gomez, A., & Swann, W. B. (2018). You just don´t get us! Positive, but non-verifying, evaluations foster prejudice and discrimination. Social Psychology.
  • Smeekes, A., Jetten, J., et al. (2018). Regaining ingroup continuity in times of anxiety about the groups future: A study on the role of collective nostalgia across 27 countries. Social Psychology
  • Smith, H. J., Ryan, D. et al. (2018. Cultural values moderate the impact of relative deprivation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Gomez, A., Tropp, L., Vazquez, A., Voci, A., & Hewstone, M. (2018). Depersonalized extended contact and injuctive norms about cross-group friendship impact intergroup orentation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 356-370. (pdf)
  • Bortolini, T., Newsson, M., Natividade, J.C., Vazquez, A., & Gomez, A. (2018). Identity fusion predicts endorsement of pro-group behavious targeting nationality, religion, or football in Brazilian samples. British Journal of Social Psychology. (pdf)
  • Holbrook, C., Lopez-Rodriguez, L., & Gomez, A. (2018). Battle of Wits: Warfare cues and political orientation modulate the perceived intellect of allies versus adversaries. Social Psychological and Personality Science. (pdf)


  • Gomez. A., Lopez-Rodriguez, L., Sheikh, H., Ginges, J., Wilson, L., Waziri, H., Vazquez, A., Davis, R., & Atran. S. (2017). The dvoted actor´s will to fight and the spiritual dimension of human conflict. Nature Human Behavior. (pdf)
  • Tornero, E.; Sánchez-Romera, J. F.; Morosoli, J.J.; Vázquez, A.; Gómez, A.; & Ordoñana. J. R. (2017). Altruistic behavior among twins: Willingness to fight for and self-sacrifice in the closest familial relatedness. Human Nature.
  • Perez-Laso, C., Cerdan, S., Junque, C., Gomez, A., Ortega, E., Mora, M., Avendaño, C., Gomez-Gil, E., Rodriguez del Cerro, M. C., & Guillamon, A. (2017). Effects of adult female rat androgenization on brain morphology and metabolic profile. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Whitehouse, H., Jong, J., Buhrmester, M., Gomez, A., Bastian, B., Kavanagh, K., Newson, M., Matthews, M., Lanman, J. A., McKay, R., & Gavrilets., S. (2017). The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiences. Scientific Reports.
  • Vazquez, A., Gomez, A., Ordoñana, J., Swann, W. B. & Whitehouse, H. (2017). Sharing genes foster Identity Fusion and Altruism. Self & Identity.
  • Hornsey, M.J., Schumann, K., Bain, P.G., Blumen, S., Chen, S., Gomez, A., Guan, Y., Kashima, E., Lebedeva, N., & Wohl, M.J.A. (2017). Conservatives are more reluctant to give and receive apologies than liberals. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Vazquez, A., Gomez, A., & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2017). Do historic threats to the group diminish identity fusion and its correlates? Self & Identity. 


  • Holbrook, C., López-Rodríguez, L., Fessler, D.M.T., Vázquez, A., Gómez. A. (2016). Gulliver’s politics: Conservatives envision potential enemies as readily vanquished and physically small. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Teymori, A., Jetten, J., Bastian, B. et al. (2016). Revisiting the measurement of anomie. Plos ONE, Jul 6; 11 (7).
  • Sheikh, H.; Gómez, A., & Atran, S. (2016). Empirical evidence for the Devoted Actor Model. Current Anthropology, 57, 13.
  • Vázquez, A. Yzerbyt, V., Dovidio, J. F, & Gómez, A. (2016). How we think they see us? Valence and difficulty of retrieval as moderators of the effect of meta-stereotype activation on intergroup orientations. International Journal of Psychology, Feb., 7


  • Gómez, Á., & Vázquez, A. (2015). The power of ‘feeling one’with a group: identity fusion and extreme pro-group behaviours. International Journal of Social Psychology, 30, 481-511.
  • Swann, W. B. Jr.; Gómez, Á., Vázquez, A., Guillamón, A., Segovia, S., & Carrillo, B. (2015). Fusion with the Cross-Gender group predicts genital sex reassignment surgery. Archives of Sexual Behavior. DOI 10.1007/s10508-014-0470-4
  • Jiménez. J., Gómez, Á., Buhrmester, M. D., Vázquez, A., Whitehouse, H. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2015) The dynamic identity fusion   index (DIFI): A new continuous measure of identity fusion for Web-based questionnaires. Social Science Computer Review 19.   doi: 0894439314566178.
  • Vázquez, A., Gómez, Á., Ordoñana, J. R., & Paredes, B. (2015). From interpersonal to extended fusion: relationships between   fusion with siblings and fusion with the country. International Journal of Social Psychology, 30, 512-530.
  • Eller, A., Gómez, A., Vázquez, A., & Fernández, S. (2015). Collateral damage for ingroup members having outgroup friends:   Effects of normative versus counternormative interactions with an outgroup. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
  • Bastian, B., Bain, P., Buhrmester, M. D., Gómez, Á., Vázquez, A., Knight, C. G., & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2015).   Moral vitalism:   Seeing good and evil as real, agentic forces. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 5, 1069–1081. 


  • Gómez, Á., Jetten, J., Swann, W. B. Jr. (2014). The more prototypical the better? The allure of being seen as one sees oneself. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17, 221-239.
  • Swann, W. B. Jr., Gómez, Á., Buhrmester, M. D., López-Rodríguez, L., Jiménez, J. & Vázquez, A. (2014). Contemplating the   ultimate sacrifice: Identity fusion channels pro-group affect, cognition, and moral decision-making. Journal of Personality and   Social Psychology, 106, 713-727.
  • Swann, W. B. Jr., Buhrmester, M. D., Gómez, Á., Jetten, J., Bastian, B., Vázquez, A., Ariyanto, A., Besta, T., Christ, O., Cui, L.,   Finchilescu, G., González, R., Goto, N., Hornsey, M., Susianto, H., Sharma, S., & Zhang, A. (2014). What makes a group worth dying for? Identity fusion fosters perception of familial ties, promoting self-sacrifice. Journal of Personality and Social   Psychology, 106, 912-926.
  • Atran, S., Sheikh, H. & Gómez, A. (2014). Devoted actors sacrifice for close comrades and sacred cause. PNAS.
  • Fernández, S., Branscombe, N., Saguy, T., Gómez, Á., & Morales, J. F. (2014). Higher moral obligations of tolerance toward other minorities: An extra burden on stigmatized groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 363-376.


  • Gómez, Á., Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Fernández, S. & Vázquez, A. (2013). Responses to endorsment of commonality by   ingroup and outgroup members: The roles of group representtion and threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39,   419-431.
  • Gómez, Á., Eller, A., & Vázquez, A. (2013). Verification of ingroup identity as a longitudinal mediator between intergroup contact   and outgroup evaluation. Spanish Journal of Psychology.


  • Swann, W. B. Jr., Jetten, J., Gómez, Á., Whitehouse, H., & Bastian, B. (2012). When group membership gets personal: A theory   of identity fusion. Psychological Review, 119, 3, 441-456.
  • Buhrmester, M., Gómez, Á., Brooks, M. L., Morales, J. F., Fernández, S., & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2012). My group´s fate is my fate: "Fused" Americans and Spaniards link personal life quality to outcome of ´08 elections. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 527-533. 
  • Eller, A., Abrams, D. & Gómez, A. (2012). When the direct route is blocked: The extended contact pathway to improving   intergroup relations. International Journal of Intercultural relations, 36, 637-646. 
  • Fernández, S., Branscombe, N. R., Gómez, Á., & Morales, J. F. (2012). Influence of the social context on use of surginal-   lengthening and group-empowering coping strategies among people with dwarfism. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55, 224-235. 
  • Hewstone. M., Liebkind, K., Lewicka, M., László, J., Voci, A., Contarello, A., Gómez, Á., Hantzi, A., Bilewicz, M., Guinote, A.,   Kourilova, S., & Prtkova, K. (2012). An evaluation of the impact of the European Association of Social Psychology: a response to Shruijer (2011). History of Human Sciences, 25, 117-126. 
  • Rametti, G., Carrillo, B., Gómez-Gil, E., Junqué, C. Zubiarre-Elorza, L., Segovia, S., Gómez, Á., & Guillamón, A. (2012). Effects   of androgenization on the white matter microstructure of female to male transsexuals. A difusion tensor imaging study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 1261-1269. 
  • Gómez-Gil, Gómez, Á. Gómez-Gil, E., Gómez, Á., Cañizares, S., Guillamón, A., Rametti, G., Esteva, I., Vázquez, A., &   Salamero-Baró, M. (2012). Clinical utility of the Bem Sex Role Inventori (BSRI) in the Spanish transsexual and non transsexual   population. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 304-309. 


  • Gómez, A., Brooks, M.L., Buhrmester, M., Vázquez, A., Jetten, J. & Swann (2011). On the nature of identity fusion: Insights into   the construct and validation of a new measure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 918-33.
  • Gómez, A., Morales, J.F., Hart, S, Vázquez, A. & Swann, W.B. Jr. (2011). Rejected and excluded forevermore, but even more   devoted: Irrevocable ostracism intensifies loyalty to the group among identity fused persons. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1574-1586.
  • Gómez, Á., Tropp. L. & Fernández, S. (2011). When extended contact open the door to future contact: Testing the effects of   extended contact on attitudes and intergroup expectancies in majority and minority groups. Group Processes and Intergroup   Relations, 14, 161-173.
  • Rametti, G., Carrillo, B., Gómez-Gil, E., Junque, C., Segovia, S., Gómez, A. & Guillamón, A. (2011). White matter microstructure   in female to male transsexuals before cross-sex hormonal treatment. A diffusion tensor imaging study. Journal of Psychiatric   Research, 45, 199-204.
  • Rametti, G., Carrillo, B., Gómez-Gil, E., Junque, C., Zubiarre-Elorza, L., Segovia, S., Gómez, A. & Guillamón, A. (2011). The   microstructure of White matter in male to female transsexuals befote cross-sex hormonal treatment. A DTI study. Journal of   Psychiatric Research, 45, 949-954.


  • Swann, W. B. Jr., Gómez, A., Dovidio, J. F. Hart. S. & Jetten, J. (2010). Dying and Killing for One’s Group: Identity Fusion   Moderates Responses to Intergroup Versions of the Trolley Problem. Psychological Science, 21, 1176-1183.
  • Swann, W.B., Jr., Gómez, A., Huici, C., Morales, F., & Hixon, J. G. (2010). Identity fusion and self-sacrifice: Arousal as catalyst of pro-group fighting, dying and helping behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 824-841.
  • Carrillo, B., Gómez-Gil, E., Rametti, G., Junque, C., Gómez, A., Karadi, K., Segovia, S. & Guillamón, A. (2010). Cortical activation during mental rotation in male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals under hormonal treatment. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35, 1213-1222. 


  • Gómez, A., Seyle, C. D., Huici, C. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2009). Can self-verification strivings fully trascend the self-other barrier?   Seeking verification of ingroup identities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 1021-1044.
  • Swann. W. B. Jr.,  Seyle, C., Gómez, A., 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., 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. & Huici, C. (2008). Vicarious Intergroup Contact and the Role of Authorities in Prejudice Reduction. The Spanish   Journal of Psychology, 11, 103-114.