Dr Ana Varela-Rey

Teaching Fellow in Social Psychology, PhD

psychology-image Email: avr5@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2460
Room 1.10
Centre for Medicine
Lancaster Road
University of Leicester
Leicester
LE1 7HB
UK

Research Interests and Techniques

My research on Social Psychology deals with violence and political behaviour, mainly concerning terrorism, political violence, social identity and social influence.

Recent Publications

Varela-Rey, A., Rodríguez-Carballeira, A., Escartín, J., & Martín-Peña, J. (2017). Spiral of Silence in a Post-Violent Context: The Influence of Reference Groups and Fear of Being in a Minority Position. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2017.1310124

Martín-Peña, J., Rodríguez-Carballeira, A., Varela-Rey, A., & Escartín, J. (2015). Victims of ETA in the Basque Country: Their Experience of Terrorist Threats. In O., Lynch, & J., Argomaniz, (Eds.). International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Hampshire: Palgrave’s Rethinking Political Violence series.

Martín-Peña, J., & Varela-Rey, A. (2014). Terrorist Threats in the Basque Country: Its Impact on the Psychosocial Sphere of Victims. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 4(3). http://ssrn.com/abstract=2472882

Varela-Rey, A., Rodríguez-Carballeira, A., & Martín-Peña, J. (2013). Psychosocial Analysis of ETA’s Violence Discourse. Revista de Psicología Social. 28 (1), 85-97.

Teaching Activities

I teach on a wide range of topics throughout the three years of the BSc Psychology course.

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