For a detailed list of the publications of each RECSM member, look at their profiles in the People section.  


Published articles (last five years)


In press

Medeiros, M., Fournier, P., & Benet-Martinez, V. The language of threat: Linguistic perceptions and intergroup relations. Acta Politica. (.pdf)



Arpino, B. & Bordone, V.  (2017). Regular provision of grandchild care and participation in social activities. Review of Economics of the Household, 15 (1), 135-174.

Arpino B., De Benedictis L. & Mattei, A. (2017). Implementing Propensity Score Matching with Network Data: The effect of GATT on bilateral trade, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - C, 66(3), 537–554. Acces to the article

Arpino B. and Valk, H.A.G. de (2017) Comparing life satisfaction of immigrants and natives across Europe: The role of social contacts, Social Indicators Research; on-line first 20 April 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1629-x. Access to the article

Christmann, P. Torcal, M. (2017). The Effects of Government System Fractionalization on Satisfaction with Democracy. Political Science Research and Methods. Access to the article

Christmann, P. Torcal, M. (2017). The Political and Economic Causes of Satisfaction with Democracy in Spain – A Twofold Panel Study. West European Politics. Access to the article

Pirralha, A. (2017). The Link Between Political Participation and Life Satisfaction: A Three Wave Causal Analysis of the German SOEP Household Panel. Social Indicators Research. doi:10.1007/s11205-017-1661-x. Acces to the article

Repke, L. & Benet-Martínez, V. (2017). Conceptualizing the Dynamics between Bicultural Identification and Personal Social Networks. Front. Psychol8:469. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00469. Acces to the article



Hong, Y.Y., Zhan, S., Morris, M., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2016). Multicultural identity processes.Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 49-53.

Martini, S., & Torcal, M. (2016). Trust across political conflicts: evidence from a survey experiment in divided societies. Party PoliticsAccess to the article. Doi: 10.1177/1354068816685933.

Quaranta M. and Martini S. (2016) Does the Economy Really Matter for Satisfaction with Democracy? Longitudinal and Cross-Country Evidence from the European Union, Electoral Studies, 42: 164-174.

Quaranta M. and Martini S. (2016) Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Performance and Satisfaction with Democracy in Southern Europe in the Last Three Decades, Social Indicators Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1270-0.

Torcal, M., Rodon, T., & Hierro, M. J. (2016). Word on the Street: The Persistence of Leftist-dominated Protest in Europe. West European Politics,  39(2), pp. 326-350. Access to the article. Doi:  10.1080/01402382.2015.1068525.



Ferrari, L., Rosnati, R., Manzi, C., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2015). Ethnic identity, bicultural identity integration, and psychological well-being among transracial adoptees: A longitudinal study. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 150, 63-76.

Martini S. and Quaranta M. (2015) Finding Out the Hard Way: Uncovering the Structural Foundations of Political Dissatisfaction in Italy, 1973-2013, West European Politics 38(1): 28-52.

Weber, W. and Willem E. Saris (2015) The relationship between issues and an individual’s left–right orientation. Acta Politica, 1–21. doi:10.1057/ap.2014.5



Manzi, C., Ferrari, L., Rosnati, R., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2014). Bicultural identity integration of transracial adolescent adoptees: Antecedents and outcomes. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 888-904.

Schmitz, L. and Weber, W. (2014). Are Hofstede’s cultural dimensions valid? A test for measurement invariance of Uncertainty Avoidance , Interculture journal: Online Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Studien.

Schwartz, S., Benet-Martínez, V., Knight, G., Unger, J., et al. (2014). Effects of language of assessment on acculturation: Measurement equivalence and cultural frame switching. Psychological Assessment, 26, 110-114.

Torcal, M. (2014): The Decline of Political Trust in Spain and Portugal: Economic Performance or Political Responsiveness. American Behavioral Scientist, pp.1-26. Access to the article. Doi: 10.1177/0002764214534662.

Torcal, M. (2014): The Incumbent Electoral Defeat in the 2011 Spanish National Elections: The Effect of the Economic Crisis in an Ideological Polarized Party System. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 24(2), pp. 224-242. Access to the article. DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2014.891598.

Torcal, M., & Maldonado, G. (2014): Revisiting the Dark Side of Political Deliberation: The Effects of Media and Political Discussion on Political Interest. Public Opinion Quarterly, pp. 1-28. Access to the article. Doi: 10.1093/poq/nfu035.      



Nguyen, A.M., & Benet-Martínez, V. (2013). Biculturalism and adjustment: A meta-analysis.Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 44, 122-159.

Saad, C., Damian, K., Benet-Martínez, V., Moons, W.G., & Robins, R. (2013). Multiculturalism and creativity: Effects of cultural context, bicultural identity, and cognitive fluency. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 368-374.

Torcal, M., & Mota, F. (2013). The Role of Political Parties in Shaping Citizens’ Political Preferences for the Territorial Organization of the State: The Spanish Case. European Political Science Review, pp. 1-26. Access to the article. Doi: 10.1017/S1755773913000210.

Weber,W. (2013) Behind left and right. The meaning of left-right orientation in Europe. Barcelona, Ph.D. thesis of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.



Oberski, D.L., Weber, W. & Revilla, M. (2012) "The effect of individual characteristics on reports of socially desirable attitudes towards immigration", in S. Salzborn, E. Davidov and J. Reinecke (eds.) Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciences. Springer; pp. 151-158.



Weber, W. (2011). Testing for measurement equivalence of individuals' left-right orientation. Survey Research Methods, Vol 5 (1), pp. 1-10.


Published book chapters (last five years)


In press

Benet-Martínez, V. Multicultural identity and experiences:  Cultural, social, and personality processes. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of personality and social psychology (2nd edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (.pdf)

Weber, Wiebke and Ciornei, I. (forthcoming in 2017). Solidaridad europea y crisis financiera en España. In Mariano Torcal (Ed.), Los españoles ante Europa: Crisis económica y social, crisis institucional y ciudadanía en España en 2014-15.



Schwartz, S., Birman, D., Benet-Martínez, V., & Unger, J. (2017). Biculturalism: Negotiating multiple cultural streams. In S. Schwartz & J. Unger (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of acculturation and health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Torcal, M. (2017). Political trust in Western and Southern Europe. In S. Zmerli & T. van der Meer (Eds.), Handbook on Political Trust. Edward Elgar Publishing. Access to the chapter. ISBN 978 1 78254 510 1.



Torcal, M., & Trechsel, A. (2016). Explaining the citizens’ evaluations of democracy. In M. Ferrín & H. Kriesi (Eds.), How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Access to the chapter

van der Zee, K., Benet-Martinez, V., & van Oudenhoven, J.P. (2016). Personality and acculturation. In D. Sam and J. W. Berry (Eds), The Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology. New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press.



Benet-Martinez, V., Donnellan, M. B., Fleeson, W., Fraley, R. C. et al. (2015). Six visions for the future of personality psychology. In M. L. Cooper & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), Handbook of personality processes and individual differences (pp. 665-689). Washington, DC: APA, American Psychological Association.

Gallardo-Pujol, D., Orekhova, L., Benet-Martinez, V., & Slater, M. (2015). Taking evil into the lab: Exploring the frontiers of morality and individual differences. In C. Miller, A. Knobel, M. Furr, & W. Fleeson (Eds.), Character: New directions from philosophy, psychology, and theology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.



Benet-Martinez, V. (2012). Multiculturalism: Cultural, social, and personality processes. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of personality and social psychology (pp. 623-648). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Oberski, D.L., Weber, W. and Revilla, M. (2012). The effect of individual characteristics on reports of socially desirable attitudes towards immigration. In S. Salzborn, E. Davidov and J. Reinecke (Eds.), Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciences (pp. 151-158). Springer.


Published Books (last five years)



Benet-Martínez, V., & Hong, Y-Y. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [Winner of 2015 APA Award Division 52 --International Psychology].