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Academic Information

Degree in Psychology (UNED, 1987)
Doctor in Psychology (1994) by the UNED

The thesis was awarded by the School of Psychology in 1995
Tittle of the thesis: Charisma and Charismatic Leadership: an empirical aproximation from the perspective of Bass and Friedman.
Thesis' advisor: José Francisco Morales Dominguez

Academic positions held

2018-2022. Vice-Dean of Research and Transference. School of Psychology UNED.

2009-2013. Director of the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology

2003-2006. Vice-Dean of Research of the School of Psychology UNED.

2002-2003. Academic Secretary of the School of Psychology UNED.

Research activity

Effects of several styles of leadership (transformational, authentic and base secure)

Effects of stigmatization on several social groups

Interpersonal relationships





  • PSYCHOSOCIAL PROCESSES AND HEALTH ON INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS Attachement on interpersonal relationships Stigmatization Leadership Entrepeneurial behaviors Attitudes Psychosocial factors important in the retirement period. +info
  • SECURE BASE LEADERSHIP Study of the effects of secure base leadership. +info


  • The leader as a secure base in military settings: a multilevel, longitudinal and cross-cultural anayses. Study of the effects of secure base ledership. +info
  • Stigma by association: antecedents and consequences Entidad Financiadora: Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. PSI2017-88455-R.
  • The effects of internalized stigma in the well-being of people with physical, visual and hearing disability Entidad Financiadora: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.
  • Social stigma and prejudice: effects and coping by differents stigmatized collectives Entidad Financiadora: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación PSI2008-02966.

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    Bretaña,I., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Recio, P. y Molero, F. (2022). Avoidant attachment, withdrawal-aggression conflict pattern, and relationship satisfaction: A mediational Dyadic Model. Frontiers in Psychology, Publicado on-line 31-1-2022
    Factor Impacto JCR 2020: 2,988; Psychology, Multidisciplinary 43/140 Q2;

    Moriano, J. A.; Molero, F., Laguia, A.; MikulIncer, M. y Shaver, P. R.  (2021). Security providing leadership: A job resource to prevent employees’ burnout
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 12551
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312551
    Factor Impacto JCR 2020: 3.19; 41/176 Q1 (PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH)

    van Dick, R. et al (45 autores) Molero, F. (15) (2021). Identity Leadership, Employee Burnout and the Mediating Role of Team Identification: Evidence from the Global Identity Leadership Development Project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 12551
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212081

    Molero, F., Recio, P. y Sarriá, E. (2021).Living space and job prospects and their relationship with subjective well-being during COVID-19 confinement in Spain: the mediator role of resilience.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 9198
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179198
    Factor Impacto JCR 2020: 3.19; 41/176 Q1 (PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH)

    Recio, P., Molero, F., Silván-Ferrero, P. y Nouvilas-Pallejá, E. (2021). Perceived discrimination and emotional distress among family caregivers of children with physical disabilities: The mediational role of affiliate stigma and self-efficacy.
    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000534
    Factor Impacto:  JCR 2020: 2.36; Social Work 13/88 Q1

    Bretaña,I., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Molero, F. y Pardo, J. (2020). Avoidant attachment and own and perceived partner’s conflict resolution in relationship satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Publicado on-line 1-9-2020
    Factor Impacto JCR 2020: 2,359; Communication 33/94 Q2; Family studies: 13/47 Q2.

    Recio, P., Molero, F., García-Ael, C. y Pérez-Garín, D. (2020). Perceived discrimination and self-esteem among family caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and children with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Spain: The mediational role of affiliate stigma and social support
    Research in Development Disabilities, Publicado on-line 15-7-20
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103737
    Factor Impacto:  JCR 2020: 3.23; Education, Special 5/44 Q1; Rehabilitation 4/74 Q1

    Molero, F., Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., Laguía, A., & Moriano, J. A.  (2019)
    Título: The development and validation of the leader as security provider scale. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology DOI: https://doi.org/10.5093/jwop2019a20
    Factor Impacto JCR 2019: 1.565; 54/84; Q3 (Applied Psychology); Scopus 2018:1.62; Q2 Organizational Behavior 74/189; Q2 Social Psychology 105/260

    Pastor, A., Molero, F., Bardera, M.P. y Moriano, J. A. (2019)
    Authentic leadership and its relationships with work engagement and organizational citizenship behaviors in military units: The role of identification as a mediating variable. Military Psychology
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2019.1646078
    Factor Impacto JCR 2019: 0.819; 107/138; Q4 (Psychology, Multidisciplinary)

    Molero, F., Recio, P., García-Ael, C. y Pérez-Garín, D. (2019)
    Consequences of individual and group perceived discrimination in people with physical disabilities
    Rehabilitation Psychology, 64,2, 212-220
    Factor de impacto: JCR 2019 1,484; Q2 (31/71, Rehabilitation) Q3 (84/131), Psychology, Clinical)

    Morgades-Bamba, C. I., Fuster-Ruizdeapodaca, M.. y  Molero, F. (2019).
    The impact of internalized stigma on the well-being of people with schizophrenia
    Psycuiatry Research
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.12.060
    Factor Impacto JCR 2019: 2.118; 96/155; Q3 (PSYCHIATRY)

    Molero, F., Silván-Ferrero, P., Fuster-Ruiz de Apodaca, M. J., Nouvilas-Pallejá, E. y Pérez-Garín, D.  (2017).
    Subtle and blatant perceived discrimination and well-being in lesbian and gay men in Spain: The role of social support. Revista: Psicothema, 29, 475-481. DOI: 10.7334/psicothema2016.296.
    Factor Impacto JCR 2017: 1,516; Ranking 2017: Q2 57/135 (Psychology, Multidisciplinary)

    Morgades-Bamba, C. I., Fuster-RuizdeApodaca, M. J. y Molero, F.  (2017).
    The impact of stigma on subjective well-being in people with mental disorders.
    Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses. Publicado on-line: 4-8-2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3371/CSRP.CBMF.071317.
    Factor Impacto Scimago Journal: 0.732. Ranking: Q2 (Psychiatry and Mental Health)

    Molero, F., Shaver, P. R., Fernández, I. y Recio, P.   (2017).
    Attachment insecurities, life satisfaction, and relationship satisfaction from a dyadic perspective: The role of positive and negative affect
    European Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2276
    Factor Impacto JCR 2017: 2.048; Ranking 2017: 23/64 Q2 (Psychology, Social).

    Nouvilas, E., Silván-Ferrero, P., Fuster-Ruiz de Apodaca, M. J. y Molero, F..   (2017).  Stigma consciousness and subjective well-being in Lesbian and Gays. Journal of Happiness Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-017-9862-1
    Factor Impacto JCR 2017:1.986; Ranking 2017: Q1 17/98 (Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary), Q2 43/135 (Psychology, Multidisciplinary)

    Pérez-Garín, D.; Bustillos, A. y Molero, F. (2017).
    Revealing stereotype threat effects and women’s maths performance: the moderating role of mathematical anxiety
    Revista de Psicología Social, 32, 276-300
    Factor Impacto JCR 2017 0.886; Ranking 2017: 56/64 Q4 (Psychology, Social)

    Pérez-Garín, D.; Molero, F. y Bos, A.R. (2017). The effect of personal and group discrimination on the subjective well-being of people with mental illness: the role of internalized stigma and collective action intention. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22, 406-414
    Factor Impacto JCR 2017 1.589 Ranking 2017: 79/156 Q3 (Public, environmental & Occupational Health).







    Laguía, A., Moriano, J. A. y Molero, F. (2020)
    Oral comunication in the simposio:” Why social identity leadership reduces employee turnover intentions
    Congreso: IV Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Científica Española de Psicología Social
    Lugar y Fecha: Celebrado on-line 1-3 de octubre.

    Autores: F. Molero (2019).
    Chair of the simposio. ” Several aspects of the social stigma and its effects”
    Congreso: IV Congreso Nacional de Psicología e International Symposium on Psychological Intervention
    Lugar y Fecha: Vitoria, julio, 2019.

    Bretaña, I., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Molero, F., Pardo, J. y Recio, P.
    Títle: Conflict resolution strategies as mediators between insecure attachment and marital satisfaction: Considering a dyadic perspective.
    Tipo de participación: Oral comunication
    Congreso: XI Congreso Internacional y XVI Nacional de Psicología Clínica.
    Lugar de celebración: Granada,
    Fecha: 25-28 de octubre de 2018

    Autores: García-Ael, C., Recio, P., Pérez-Garín, D, Molero, F. y Magallares, A. (2017).
    Título: The effect of disgust and pity on physically and mentally disabled people.
    Tipo de Participación: Poster.
    Congreso: 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology.
    Lugar y Fecha: Granada, julio 2017.

    Autores: Molero, F., Moriano, J. A., Shaver, P. R. y Mikulincer, M. (2017).
    Título: Leaders as attachment figures in groups and organizations.
    Tipo de comunicación : Poster.
    Congreso: 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology.
    Lugar y fecha: Granada. julio 2017.

    Autores: García-Guiu, C., Moya, M., Molero, F. y Moriano, J. A. (2017).
    Título: Transformational leadership and group potency in small military units: The mediating role of group identification and cohesion.
    Tipo de participación: Poster.
    Congreso:18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology.
    Lugar y fecha: Granada, julio 2017.

    Autores: Bretaña, I., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Molero, F. y Pardo de Santayana, J. (2017).
    Título: Gender differences in relationship pattern: The role of avoidant attachment and conflict resolution.
    Tipo de participación: Poster.
    Congreso: The International Attachment Conference.
    Lugar y fecha: London, julio 2017.




Other activities

Summer courses