Lucía López Rodríguez is Associate Professor at University of Almería. Previously, she has been a postdoctoral researcher (Juan de la Cierva) at UNED. She obtained her International Ph.D in Psychology from University of Almeria (2013), her MS in Psychology of Social Intervention from University of Granada (2010), and her BS in Psychology from University of Salamanca (2009).
Her research work has been mainly focused on the intercultural relations between host and immigrant populations (especially between Spanish and Moroccan people living in Spain). In her PhD thesis, she analysed the role of stereotypes (especially those related to moral traits) in shaping the majority’s acculturation preferences about minority groups.
Lucía has been visiting researcher at Royal Holloway University of London (UK), Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy), The Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation Lab (Israel), and the New School for Social Research (EEUU). She has several publications regarding intergroup prejudice, stereotypes, and acculturation processes. Her current research interests are related to identity fusion and the relation to extreme behavior.