Jacqui Hutchison
    Jacqui Hutchison  


I received 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.

From April 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.



In Press

Cunningham, 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.

Hutchison, 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. Cognitive Science.


Martin, 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.


Hutchison, J. & Martin, D. (2015). The evolution of stereotypes. In T. Shackelford, L. Welling, & V. Zeigler-Hill (Eds). Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology. Springer Publishing.

Martin, 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.


Martin, 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

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