Our publications


Gómez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Sheikh, H., Ginges, J., Wilson, L., Waziri, H., Vázquez, A., Davis, R., & Atran, S. (2017). The Devoted Actor’s ‘Will to Fight’ and the Spiritual Dimension of Human Conflict. Nature of Human Behavior, 1, 673–679. pdf

Vázquez, A., Gómez, Á., Ordoñana, J. R., Swann, W. B. Jr., & Whitehouse, H. (2017). Sharing genes fosters identity fusion and altruism. Self & Identity. pdf

Vázquez, A., Gómez, A., & Swann, W.B.Jr. (2017). Do historic threats to the group diminish identity fusion andits correlates? Self & Identity, 16(4), 480-503. pdf

Homsey, M.J., Shumann, K, Bain, P.G., Blumen, S., Chen, S., Gómez, A., Guan, Y., Kashima, E., Ledebeva, N., & Wohl, M.J.A. (in press). Conservatives are more reluctant to give and receive apologies than liberals. Social Psychological and Personality Science


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.  pdf 

Gómez, A., López-Rodríguez, L., Vázquez, A., Paredes, B., & Marínez, M. (2016). Morir y matar por un grupo o un valor. Estrategias para evitar, reducir y/o erradicar el comportamiento grupal extremista. [Dying and killing for a group or a value. Strategies to avoid, reduce and/or eradicate extremist group behavior.]  Anuario de Psicología Jurídica, 6, 122-129. pdf

Sheikh, H., Gómez, Á., Atran, S. (2016). Empirical Evidence for the Devoted Actor Model. Current Anthropology, 57, 204-209. pdf


Gómez, A. & Vázquez, A. (2015). The power of “feeling one” with a group: Identity fusion and extreme pro-group behaviours. International Journal of Social Psychology. pdf

Vázquez, A., Gómez, A., 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. pdf
Gaviria, E., Ferreira, C., Martínez, M., & Whitehouse, H. (2015). Identity and the developmental origins of fusion: An exploratory approach. International Journal of Social Psychology. pdf 
Fredman, L.A., Buhrmester, M. D., Gomez, A., Fraser, W. T., Talaifar, S., Brannon, S. M., & Swann, W. B. (2015). Identity fusion, extreme pro-group behavior, and the path to defusion. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 468–480. pdf
Jiménez, J., Gómez, A., Buhrmester, M.D., Vázquez, A., Whitehouse, H., & Swann, W.B. (2015).The Dynamic Identity Fusion Index: A New Continuous Measure of Identity Fusion for Web-Based Questionnaires. Social Science Computer Review, 1-14. pdf
Swann, W. B. Jr., Gómez, A., Vázquez, A., Guillamón, A., Segovia, S., & Carrillo, B. (2015). Fusion with the cross-gender group predicts genital sex reassignment surgeryArchives of Sexual Behavior
Atran, S., Sheikh, H., & Gómez, A. (2014). Devoted actors sacrifice for close comrades and sacred causeProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 17702-17703. p df
Besta, T., Gómez, A., & Vázquez, A. (2014). Readiness to deny group’s wrongdoing and willingness to fight for its members: the role of Poles’ identity fusion with the country and religious groupCurrent Issues in Personality Psychology, 2, 49-55. pdf
Buhrmester, M.D., Fraser, W.A., Lanman, J., Whitehouse, H., Swann, W. B. (2014). When Terror Hits Home: Identity Fused Americans Who Saw Boston Bombing Victims as “Family” Provided Aid. Self and Identity.
Gómez, A. Jetten, J., & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2014). The more prototypical the better? The allure of being seen as one sees onseself. Group Processes & Intergroup Relation, 17, 221-239pdf
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. pdf
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, 912-26. pdf
Whitehouse, H. & Jonathan A. L. (2014). The Ties that Bind Us: Ritual, Fusion, and Identification. Current Anthropology, 55, 6.
Whitehouse, H., McQuinn, B., Buhrmester, M.D., & Swann, W.B. (2014). Brothers in arms: Libyan revolutionaries bond like family. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (online first).
Yoo, J.J, Swann, W.B., and Kim, K.K. (2014). The Influence of Identity Fusion on Patriotic Consumption: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Korea and the U.S., The Korean Journal of Advertising, 25(5), 81-106.  pdf 
Gómez, Á., Eller, A., & Vázquez, A. (2013). Verification of ingroup identity as a longitudinal mediator betweeen intergroup contact and outgroup evaluation. Spanish Journal of Psychology,  16, e74, 1–11. pdf
Buhrmester, M. D., Gómez, Á., Brooks, M. L., Morales, J. F., Fernández, S., & Swann Jr, W. B. (2012). My group's fate is my fate: Identity-fused Americans and Spaniards link personal life quality to outcome of 2008 elections. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 527-533pdf
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, 441-456pd f
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 measureJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 918-33. pdf
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. pdf
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. pdf
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. pdf
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 identitiesJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 1021-1044. pdf
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. pdf