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.

Between April 2015 and November 2017 I worked on a Leverhulme funded grant examining how children’s self-concept develops across ages and what impact this has on how they process information. I am currently employed as a Research Fellow on an ESRC funded grant examining how intergroup biases impact the formation and evolution of stereotypes.



In Press

Ross, J., Hutchison, J., & Cunningham, S.J., (in press). The me in memory: The role of the self in autobiographical memory 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. (2017). Context and perceptual salience influence the formation of novel stereotypes via cumulative cultural evolution. Cognitive Science, 42, 186-212.


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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