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Associate Professor Jackie Hunter

Jackie Hunter

Email jhunter@psy.otago.ac.nz
Phone 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

Find out about Associate Professor Hunter's research interests

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Publications

Gönültaş, S., Selçuk, B., Slaughter, V., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2019). The capricious nature of theory of mind: Does mental state understanding depend on the characteristics of the target? Child Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13223

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.

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.

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2019.1632907

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.

Authored Book - Other

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Journal - Research Article

Gönültaş, S., Selçuk, B., Slaughter, V., Hunter, J. A., & Ruffman, T. (2019). The capricious nature of theory of mind: Does mental state understanding depend on the characteristics of the target? Child Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13223

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.

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2019.1632907

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.

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.

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

Riordan, B. C., Cody, L., Flett, J. A. M., Conner, T. S., Hunter, J., & Scarf, D. (2018). The development of a single item FoMO (Fear of Missing Out) scale. Current Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12144-018-9824-8

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1177180118764126

Arahanga-Doyle, H., Moradi, S., Brown, K., Neha, T., Hunter, J. A., & Scarf, D. (2018). Positive youth development in Māori and New Zealand European adolescents through an adventure education programme. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2018.1508479

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kafka, S., Hunter, J. A., Hayhurst, J., Boyes, M., Thomson, R. L., Clarke, H., … O'Brien, K. S. (2012). A 10-day developmental voyage: Converging evidence from three studies showing that self-esteem may be elevated and maintained without negative outcomes. Social Psychology of Education, 15(4), 571-601. doi: 10.1007/s11218-012-9177-3

Hunter, J. A., Banks, M., O'Brien, K. S., Kafka, S., Hayhurst, J., Jephson, D. R., Jorgensen, B., & Stringer, M. (2011). Intergroup discrimination involving negative outcomes and self-esteem. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41(5), 1145-1174. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00751.x

O'Brien, K. S., Kolt, G. S., Webber, A., & Hunter, J. A. (2010). Alcohol consumption in sport: The influence of sporting idols, friends and normative drinking practices. Drug & Alcohol Review, 29(6), 676-683. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00182.x

Stringer, M., Irwing, P., Giles, M., Mcclenahan, C., Wilson, R., & Hunter, J. (2010). Parental and school effects on children's political attitudes in Northern Ireland. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 80(2), 223-240. doi: 10.1348/000709909x477233

O'Brien, K. S., Puhl, R. M., Latner, J. D., Mir, A. S., & Hunter, J. A. (2010). Reducing anti-fat prejudice in preservice health students: A randomized trial. Obesity, 18(11), 2138-2144. doi: 10.1038/oby.2010.79

Grocott, A. C., & Hunter, J. A. (2009). Increases in global and domain specific self-esteem following a 10 day developmental voyage. Social Psychology of Education, 12(4), 443-459. doi: 10.3233/978-1-58603-903-5-43

Stringer, M., Irwing, P., Giles, M., Mcclenahan, C., Wilson, R., & Hunter, J. A. (2009). Intergroup contact, friendship quality and political attitudes in integrated and segregated schools in Northern Ireland. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 79, 239-257. doi: 10.1348/978185408x368878

O'Brien, K. S., Latner, J. D., Halberstadt, J., Hunter, J. A., Anderson, J., & Caputi, P. (2008). Do antifat attitudes predict antifat behaviors? Obesity, 16(Suppl. 2), S87-S92.

O'Brien, K. S., Hunter, J., Kypri, K., & Ali, A. (2008). Gender equality in university sportspeople's drinking. Drug & Alcohol Review, 27(6), 659-665.

O'Brien, K. S., Hunter, J. A., Halberstadt, J., & Anderson, J. (2007). Body image and explicit and implicit anti-fat attitudes: The mediating role of physical appearance comparisons. Body Image, 4, 249-256.

Hunter, J. A., O'Brien, K., & Stringer, M. (2007). Threats to identity, self-esteem and intergroup discrimination. Social Behavior & Personality, 35(7), 937-942.

O'Brien, K. S., Hunter, J. A., & Banks, M. (2007). Implicit anti-fat bias in physical educators: Physical attributes, ideology and socialization. International Journal of Obesity, 31, 308-314.

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