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Associate Professor Jackie Hunter

Jackie Hunter

Email jackie.hunter@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 479 7619

Associate Professor Jackie Hunter completed a BSc and DPhil at the University of Ulster (Coleraine, Northern Ireland). Since joining the department in 1994 he has taught social psychology. He has authored over 40 papers and supervised over 40 PhD, masters and honours students.

Teaching

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Publications

Winter, T., Jose, P. E., Riordan, B. C., Bizumic, B., Ruffman, T., Hunter, J. A., … Scarf, D. (2022). Left-wing support of authoritarian submission to protect against societal threat. PLoS ONE, 17(7), e0269930. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0269930

Azeem, A. A., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2022). Descriptive captions and ideological beliefs as predictors of emotional response towards people in ambiguous photos. Media Psychology Review, 14(1). Retrieved from http://mprcenter.org/review/

Azeem, A. A., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2021). Royally represented or royally shafted? Effect of positive and negative captions and ideological beliefs on readers' evaluations of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. World of Media, 4, 5-32. doi: 10.30547/worldofmedia.4.2021.1

Azeem, A. A., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2021). Measuring racial prejudice in New Zealand pre-schoolers and testing an intervention to reduce the same using brief cross-race friendship picture books. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 50(2), 55-64. Retrieved from https://www.psychology.org.nz/members/professional-resources/new-zealand-journal-psychology

Winter, T., Riordan, B. C., Hunter, J. A., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Kokaua, J., Poulton, R., & Scarf, D. (2021). A longitudinal study of mental wellbeing in students in Aotearoa New Zealand who transitioned into PhD study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 659163. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.659163

Pehi, P., & Hunter, J. A. (2009). Intergroup discrimination and the need to belong: An empirical study. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM, 216p.

Authored Book - Other

Stringer, M., Stringer, K., Hunter, J. A., & Finlay, C. (2018). Assuring quality through student evaluation: From paper to cloud-based approaches. In R. Ellis & E. Hogard (Eds.), Handbook of quality assurance for university teaching. (pp. 178-195). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315187518

Chapter in Book - Research

Kafka, S., Hayhurst, J. G., Boyes, M., Scarf, D., Ruffman, T., & Hunter, J. A. (2016). Charting a course to self-esteem: Evidence from four independent studies showing elevated self-esteem following in a 10-day voyage. In F. Holloway (Ed.), Self-esteem: Perspectives, influences and improvement strategies. (pp. 195-230). Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Platow, M. J., Hunter, J. A., Haslam, S. A., & Reicher, S. D. (2015). Reflections on Muzafer Sherif's legacy in social identity and self-categorization theories. In A. Dost-Gözkan & D. S. Keith (Eds.), Norms, groups, conflict, and social change: Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif's psychology. (pp. 275-305). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hayhurst, J., Iversen, G., Ruffman, T., Stringer, M., & Hunter, J. A. (2014). Perceived control and in-group favouring evaluations. In T. Draper (Ed.), Psychology of prejudice: New research. (pp. 191-202). New York: Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Stringer, M., & Hunter, J. (2014). Understanding symbols of division in post-conflict Northern Ireland. In S. L. Moeschberger & R. A. Phillips DeZalia (Eds.), Symbols that bind, symbols that divide: The semiotics of peace and conflict. (pp. 137-156). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Suttie, M., Hunter, J. A., Banks, M., Kafka, S., & Hayhurst, J. (2014). Intergroup discrimination: The positive negative-asymmetry effect (PNAE) and private collective self-esteem. In J. H. Borders (Ed.), Handbook on the psychology of self-esteem. (pp. 213-249). New York: Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hunter, J. A., Suttie, M., O'Brien, K. S., Davidson, S., Banks, M., Kafka, S., & Stringer, M. (2012). Negative intergroup discrimination and private collective self-esteem. In S. De Wals & K. Meszaros (Eds.), Handbook on psychology of self-esteem. (pp. 35-60). New York: Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Platow, M. J., & Hunter, J. A. (2012). Intergroup relations and conflict: Revisiting Sherif's boys' camp studies. In J. R. Smith & S. A. Haslam (Eds.), Social psychology: Revisiting the classic studies. (pp. 142-159). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Chapter in Book - Research

Kafka, S., Hunter, J. A., Boyes, M., Hayhurst, J., Stringer, M., & O'Brien, K. (2011). An outdoor educational experience that facilitates the elevation of self-esteem but not the negative outcomes often associated with high self-esteem. In D. F. Chun-Lok & V. Y. Wang-Yan (Eds.), Evidence-based education. Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hunter, J. A., Cox, S. L., O'Brien, K., Stringer, M., Boyes, M., Banks, M., Hayhurst, J. G., & Crawford, M. (2008). Low public collective self-esteem, domain specific self-esteem and heightened intergroup discrimination amongst artificial and real groups. In A. P. Prescott (Ed.), The concept of self in psychology. (pp. 183-214). New York: Nova Science.

Chapter in Book - Research

Platow, M. J., & Hunter, J. A. (2001). Realistic intergroup conflict: Prejudice, power, and protest. In M. Augoustinos & K. J. Reynolds (Eds.), Understanding Prejudice, Racism, and Social Conflict. (pp. 195-212). London, UK: SAGE.

Chapter in Book - Research

Azeem, A. A., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2022). Descriptive captions and ideological beliefs as predictors of emotional response towards people in ambiguous photos. Media Psychology Review, 14(1). Retrieved from http://mprcenter.org/review/

Journal - Research Article

Winter, T., Jose, P. E., Riordan, B. C., Bizumic, B., Ruffman, T., Hunter, J. A., … Scarf, D. (2022). Left-wing support of authoritarian submission to protect against societal threat. PLoS ONE, 17(7), e0269930. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0269930

Journal - Research Article

Azeem, A. A., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2021). Measuring racial prejudice in New Zealand pre-schoolers and testing an intervention to reduce the same using brief cross-race friendship picture books. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 50(2), 55-64. Retrieved from https://www.psychology.org.nz/members/professional-resources/new-zealand-journal-psychology

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Azeem, A. A., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2021). Royally represented or royally shafted? Effect of positive and negative captions and ideological beliefs on readers' evaluations of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. World of Media, 4, 5-32. doi: 10.30547/worldofmedia.4.2021.1

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Du, K., Hunter, J. A., Scarf, D., & Ruffman, T. (2021). Chinese children's in-group favoritism is affected by age and gender. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 72, 101232. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101232

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Winter, T., Riordan, B. C., Hunter, J. A., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Kokaua, J., Poulton, R., & Scarf, D. (2021). A longitudinal study of mental wellbeing in students in Aotearoa New Zealand who transitioned into PhD study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 659163. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.659163

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Ekerim-Akbulut, M., Selçuk, B., Slaughter, V., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2020). In two minds: Similarity, threat, and prejudice contribute to worse mindreading of outgroups compared with an ingroup. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 51(1), 25-48. doi: 10.1177/0022022119883699

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Gönültaş, S., Selçuk, B., Slaughter, V., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2020). The capricious nature of theory of mind: Does mental state understanding depend on the characteristics of the target? Child Development, 91(2), e280-e298. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13223

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Hohmann-Marriott, B., Choe, L., Schilperoort, L., Tustin, K., Taylor, N., Gollop, M., Theodore, R., Kokaua, J., Hunter, J., Taumoepeau, M., & Poulton, R. (2020). Family and career plans of students graduating from New Zealand universities. New Zealand Population Review, 46, 100-126. Retrieved from https://population.org.nz/latest-journals/

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O'Brien, K. S., Puhl, R. M., Latner, J. D., Lynott, D., Reid, J. D., Vakhitova, Z., Hunter, J. A., Scarf, D., … Carter, A. (2020). The effect of a food addiction explanation model for weight control and obesity on weight stigma. Nutrients, 12(2), 294. doi: 10.3390/nu12020294

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Riordan, B. C., Cody, L., Flett, J. A. M., Conner, T. S., Hunter, J., & Scarf, D. (2020). The development of a single item FoMO (Fear of Missing Out) scale. Current Psychology, 39, 1215-1220. doi: 10.1007/s12144-018-9824-8

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Ruffman, T., Ruffman, C., Hill, S., Turunc, G., Park, N., Du, K., Hayhurst, J., Kang, J., … Regenbrecht, H., … Hunter, J. A. (2020). RWAc and SDOc: The measurement of right‐wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation in childhood. Social Development, 29, 1194-1214. doi: 10.1111/sode.12438

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Arahanga-Doyle, H., Moradi, S., Brown, K., Neha, T., Hunter, J. A., & Scarf, D. (2019). Positive youth development in Māori and New Zealand European adolescents through an adventure education programme. Kōtuitui, 14(1), 38-51. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2018.1508479

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Azeem, A. A., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2019). News headlines or ideological beliefs: What affects readers' interpretations of news stories about immigration, killing in the name of religion and other topical issues? A cross-cultural analysis. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 48(1), 59-64.

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Fahey, K. H., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2019). Ingroup favouring evaluations in response to belonging threats in public and private contexts. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 48(1), 95-102.

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Hayhurst, J. G., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2019). Encouraging flourishing following tragedy: The role of civic engagement in well-being and resilience. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 48(1), 75-83.

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Koni, E., Moradi, S., Arahanga-Doyle, H., Neha, T., Hayhurst, J. G., Boyes, M., Cruwys, T., Hunter, J. A., & Scarf, D. (2019). Promoting resilience in adolescents: A new social identity benefits those who need it most. PLoS ONE, 14(1), e0210521. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210521

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Moradi, S., Jang, K., Pehrson, S., Boden, H., Arahanga-Doyle, H., Hunter, J. A., … Scarf, D. (2019). Express yourself? Ease to express one’s identity mediates the relationship between national belonging and mental health. Kōtuitui, 14(2), 290-304. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2019.1632907

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Rush, G., Misajon, R., Hunter, J. A., Gardner, J., & O'Brien, K. S. (2019). The relationship between endometriosis-related pelvic pain and symptom frequency, and subjective wellbeing. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 17(1), 123. doi: 10.1186/s12955-019-1185-y

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Moradi, S., Van Quaquebeke, N., & Hunter, J. A. (2018). Flourishing and prosocial behaviors: A multilevel investigation of national corruption level as a moderator. PLoS ONE, 13(7), e0200062. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200062

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Scarf, D., Kafka, S., Hayhurst, J., Jang, K., Boyes, M., Thomson, R., & Hunter, J. A. (2018). Satisfying psychological needs on the high seas: Explaining increases self-esteem following an Adventure Education Programme. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 18(2), 165-175. doi: 10.1080/14729679.2017.1385496

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Theodore, R., Taumoepeau, M., Kokaua, J., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Taylor, N., Hunter, J., … Poulton, R. (2018). Equity in New Zealand university graduate outcomes: Māori and Pacific graduates. Higher Education Research & Development, 37(1), 206-221. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1344198

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Theodore, R., Taumoepeau, M., Tustin, K., Gollop, M., Unasa, C., Kokaua, J., Taylor, N., Ramrakha, S., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2018). Pacific university graduates in New Zealand: What helps and hinders completion. AlterNative, 14(2), 138-146. doi: 10.1177/1177180118764126

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Hunter, J. A., Platow, M. J., Moradi, S., Banks, M., Hayhurst, J., Kafka, S., Iversen, G., Scobie, O., Scarf, D., … Ruffman, T. (2017). Subjective belonging and in-group favoritism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 136-146. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2017.06.010

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Scarf, D., Hayhurst, J. G., Riordan, B. C., Boyes, M., Ruffman, T., & Hunter, J. A. (2017). Increasing resilience in adolescents: The importance of social connectedness in adventure education programmes. Australasian Psychiatry, 25(2), 154-156. doi: 10.1177/1039856216671668

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Theodore, R., Gollop, M., Tustin, K., Taylor, N., Kiro, C., Taumoepeau, M., Kokaua, J., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2017). Māori university success: What helps or hinders qualification completion. AlterNative, 13(2), 122-130. doi: 10.1177/1177180117700799

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Blackwell, M., Tomlinson, P. A., Rayns, J., Hunter, J., Sjoeholm, A., & Wheeler, B. J. (2016). Exploring the motivations behind misreporting self-measured blood glucose in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: A qualitative study. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 15, 16. doi: 10.1186/s40200-016-0238-6

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Ruffman, T., O'Brien, K. S., Taumoepeau, M., Latner, J. D., & Hunter, J. A. (2016). Toddlers' bias to look at average versus obese figures relates to maternal anti-fat prejudice. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 195-202. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.10.008

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Ruffman, T., Wilson, M., Henry, J. D., Dawson, A., Chen, Y., Kladnitski, N., Myftari, E., Murray, J., Halberstadt, J., & Hunter, J. A. (2016). Age differences in right-wing authoritarianism and their relation to emotion recognition. Emotion, 16(2), 226-236. doi: 10.1037/emo0000107

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Scarf, D., Moradi, S., McGaw, K., Hewitt, J., Hayhurst, J. G., Boyes, M., Ruffman, T., & Hunter, J. A. (2016). Somewhere I belong: Long-term increases in adolescents’ resilience are predicted by perceived belonging to the in-group. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55(3), 588-599. doi: 10.1111/bjso.12151

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Theodore, R., Tustin, K., Kiro, C., Gollop, M., Taumoepeau, M., Taylor, N., Chee, K.-S., Hunter, J., & Poulton, R. (2016). Māori university graduates: Indigenous participation in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development, 35(3), 604-618. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2015.1107883

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Hayhurst, J., Hunter, J. A., Kafka, S., & Boyes, M. (2015). Enhancing resilience in youth through a 10-day developmental voyage. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 15(1), 40-52. doi: 10.1080/14729679.2013.843143

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Hunter, J. A., Stringer, M., Banks, M., Kafka, S., Iversen, G., Scobie, O., Hu, Q., Moradi, S., & Hayhurst, J. (2015). Collective identity and intergroup discrimination: Outcomes in contexts that emphasize and do not emphasize intergroup relations. International Journal of Psychology & Behavior Analysis, 1(1), 105. doi: 10.15344/2455-3867/2015/105

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Riordan, B. C., Flett, J. A. M., Hunter, J. A., Scarf, D. K., & Conner, T. S. (2015). Fear of missing out (FoMO): The relationship between FoMO, alcohol use, and alcohol-related consequences in college students. Annals of Neuroscience & Psychology, 2, 7. Retrieved from http://www.vipoa.org/neuropsychol/2/7

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Platow, M. J., & Hunter, J. A. (2014). Necessarily collectivistic. Psychologist, 27(11), 838-841.

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Platow, M. J., Hunter, J. A., Branscombe, N. R., & Grace, D. M. (2014). Social creativity in Olympic medal counts: Observing the expression of ethnocentric fairness. Social Justice Research, 27(3), 283-304. doi: 10.1007/s11211-014-0219-1

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Hunter, J. A., Hayhurst, J., Kafka, S., Boyes, M., Ruffman, T., O'Brien, K., & Stringer, M. (2013). Elevated self-esteem 12 months following a 10-day developmental voyage. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(9), 1956-1961. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12132

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O'Brien, K. S., Latner, J. D., Ebneter, D., & Hunter, J. A. (2013). Obesity discrimination: The role of physical appearance, personal ideology, and anti-fat prejudice. International Journal of Obesity, 37(3), 455-460. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.52

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