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Jay W. Jackson

Jay W. Jackson

Dr. Jackson’s primary research interests are intergroup relations, social dilemmas, group decision making, and social identity theory. He is currently studying (a) how people respond to social dilemmas that consist of distinct subgroups, (b) how intergroup contact experiences mediate the relationship between personality characteristics and prejudice, and (c) how different aspects of group identity relate to intra- and intergroup perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors.

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:

  • 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.
  • Ho, C., & Jackson, J. W. (2001). Attitudes toward Asian Americans: Theory and measurement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 1553-1581.
  • 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). The relationship between group identity and intergroup prejudice is moderated by sociostructural variation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 908-933.
  • 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. (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., & 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., & 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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