Jacqui Hutchison
    Jacqui Hutchison  


My research interests are based in social cognition. I obtained my PhD from the University of Aberdeen in 2015. My research examined the social and cognitive factors underpinning stereotype formation; specifically how stereotypes spontaneously form as information is passed from person to person. This line of research has evolved to examine how intergroup biases influence stereotype formation and the how children come to acquire stereotype knowledge. I am also interested in understanding how self-processing biases influence learning and memory in children and adults.

More recently I have developed and an interest in widening participation in education and beyond, with recent projects including exploring how lecture capture supports widening participation as well as the experiences of students who enter university in the second or third year of study from further education.




In Press

Dallimore, C.J., Smith, K. Hutchison, J., Slessor, G., & Martin, D. (In Press). Many mickles make a muckle: Evidence that gender stereotypes re-emerge spontaneously via cultural evolution. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


Martin, D., Hutchison, J., Konopka, A.E., Dallimore, C.J. Slessor, G., & Swainson, R. (2024). Intergroup processes and the happy face advantage: How social categories influence emotion categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 126(3), 390-412.


Wood, L. A., Hutchison, J., Aitken, M., & Cunningham, S. J. (2022). Gender stereotypes in UK children and adolescents: Changing patterns of knowledge and endorsement. British Journal of Social Psychology, 61(3), 768-789.


Allan, K., Oren, N., Hutchison, J., & Martin, D. (2021). In search of a Goldilocks zone for credible AI. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-13.

Hutchison, J., Ross, J., & Cunningham, S. J. (2021). Development of evaluative and incidental self-reference effects in childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 210, 105197.

MacKay, J. R., Nordmann, E., Murray, L., Browitt, A., Anderson, M., & Hutchison, J. (2021). The Cost of Asking:‘Say that Again?’: A Social Capital Theory View Into How Lecture Recording Supports Widening Participation. In Frontiers in Education (p. 367). Frontiers.

Nordmann, E., Hutchison, J., & MacKay, J. R. (2021). Lecture rapture: the place and case for lectures in the new normal. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-8.


Nordmann, E., Horlin, C., Hutchison, J., Murray, J. A., Robson, L., Seery, M. K., & MacKay, J. R. (2020). Ten simple rules for supporting a temporary online pivot in higher education. PLoS Computational Biology.


Ross, J., Hutchison, J., Cunningham, S.J., (2019). The Me in memory: The role of the self in autobiographical memory in development. Child Development.


Cunningham, S.J., Ross, J., Scott, L., Martin, D., & Hutchison, J. (2018). Applying self-processing biases in education: Improving learning through ownership. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 7, 342-351.

Hutchison, J., Cunningham, S.J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Smith, K., & Martin, D. (2018). Context and perceptual salience influence the formation of novel stereotypes via cumulative cultural evolution. Cognitive Science, 42, 168-212.


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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