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Jay W. Jackson

Jay W. Jackson

I earned an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). I stayed at IUPUI for my initial graduate work, receiving an M.S. in applied social psychology while working in the Osgood Laboratory for Cross-Cultural Research, directed by Dr. Oliver C.S. Tzeng. I then went to Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) and received my Ph.D. in social psychology (1996), while working with Drs. Janice Kelly, Eliot Smith, and Denise Driscoll. I am currently a professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). My primary research interests include intergroup relations, social identity theory, social dilemmas, and person-situation interactionism. I teach undergraduate courses in introductory psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, history of psychology, and advanced research methods in personality and social psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity


  • Tzeng, O.C.S., Jackson, J.W. & Karlson, H.C. (1991). Theories of child abuse and neglect. New York: Praeger

Journal Articles:

  • Ho, C., & Jackson, J. W. (2001). Attitudes toward Asian Americans: Theory and measurement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 1553-1581.
  • Jackson, J.W. (2012). Reactions to a social dilemma as a function of intragroup interactions and group performance. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15 (4), 559-574.
  • Jackson, J.W. (2011). Intragroup cooperation as a function of group performance and group identity. Group Dynamics, 15 (4), 343-356.
  • Jackson, J.W. (2008). Reactions to social dilemmas as a function of group identity, rational calculations, and social context. Small Group Research, 39, 6, 673-705.
  • Jackson, J. W. (2002). Enhancing self-efficacy and learning performance. Journal of Experimental Education, 70, 243-254.
  • Jackson, J. W. (2002). Intergroup attitudes as a function of different dimensions of group identification and perceived intergroup conflict. Self and Identity, 1, 11-33.
  • Jackson, J. W. (2002). The relationship between group identity and intergroup prejudice is moderated by sociostructural variation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 908-933.
  • Jackson, J. W. (2001). Effects of endowment amount and attributions on responses to a subgroup social dilemma. Group Dynamics, 5, 67-80.
  • Jackson, J. W. (1999). How variations in social structure affect different types of intergroup bias and different dimensions of social identity in a multi-intergroup setting. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 2, 145-173.
  • Jackson, J.W., Miller, D.A., Frew, E.J., Gilbreath, B., & Dillman, C. (2011). Group identification and university involvement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. In press.
  • Jackson, J. W., & Poulson, J. (2005). Contact experiences mediate the relationship between five factor model personality traits and ethnic prejudice. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 667-685.
  • Jackson, J.W. & Rose, J. (2013).The stereotype consistency effect is moderated by group membership and trait valence. Journal of Social Psychology, 153, 1, 51-61.
  • Jackson, J. W., & Smith, E. (1999). Conceptualizing social identity: A new framework and evidence for the impact of different dimensions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 120-135.
  • Smith, E., Jackson, J. W., & Sparks, C. (2003). Effects of resource inequality and reasons for the inequality on responses to a social dilemma situation. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 6, 200-220.

Other Publications:

  • Jackson, J.W. (2007). Group decision-making. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, pp. 388-391. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
  • Jackson, J. W. (2005). Structuralism and functionalism. In N.A. Piotrowski (Ed.), Magill's choice: Psychology basics, revised edition, pp. 843-850. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
  • Jackson, J. W. (2003). Miller, Neal E. and John Dollard. In N. A. Piotrowski (Ed.), Magill's encyclopedia of social science: Psychology (pp. 982-983). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
  • Jackson, J. W. (2002). Reactions to social dilemmas are influenced by group identification motives. In S. P. Shohov (Ed.), Advances in psychology research, Volume 16. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Research in Personality and Social Psychology
  • Elementary Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Jay W. Jackson
Department of Psychology
Indiana University-Purdue University
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
United States

  • Phone: (260) 481-6401
  • Fax: (260) 481-6972

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