both an MA (2011) and a PhD (2015) in Psychology from Aberdeen
University. My PhD examined the social and cognitive factors that
influence stereotype formation. My research interests lie in cultural
evolution (how information changes as it is transmitted from person
to person), person pereption and social cognition more generally.
2015, I am working as a Research Fellow on a Leverhulme Trust
funded project based in Abertay University. This research will
examine how children’s self-concept develops across ages
and what impact this has on how they process information.
S.J., Ross, J., Scott, L., Martin, D., & Hutchison, J. (in
press). Applying self-processing biases in education: Improving
learning through ownership. Journal of Applied Research in
Memory and Cognition.
J., Cunningham, S.J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Smith, K., &
Martin, D. (in press). Context and perceptual salience influence
the formation of novel stereotypes via cumulative cultural evolution.
D., Cunningham, S.J., Hutchison, J., Slessor, G. & Smith,
K. (2017). How
societal stereotypes might form and evolve via cumulative cultural
evolution. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11.
J. & Martin, D. (2015). The evolution of stereotypes. In T.
Shackelford, L. Welling, & V. Zeigler-Hill (Eds). Evolutionary
Perspectives on Social Psychology. Springer Publishing.
D., Swainson, R., Slessor, G., Hutchison, J., Marosi, D., &
Cunningham, S.J. (2015). The simultaneous extraction of multiple
social categories from unfamiliar faces. Journal of Experimental
Social Psychology, 60, 51-58.
D., Hutchison, J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Cunningham, S.J.,
& Smith, K. (2014). The spontaneous formation of stereotypes
via cumulative cultural evolution. Psychological Science,
25, 1777-1786, doi:10.1177/0956797614541129