Dr. Lynne Jackson

Dr. Lynne Jackson

Dr. Lynne Jackson


Phone: 4430
Email: ljacks4@uwo.ca

Dr. Jackson is a Professor and social psychologist in the Department of Psychology at King’s. Her research examines people’s attitudes and beliefs about social groups and social issues. In particular, she studies how attitudes can function to challenge or sustain intergroup inequality in a variety of contexts including ability, gender, immigration, and religion. Her work also examines parallels between prejudice and human relationships with the environment and non-human animals. Recently, students have collaborated with Dr. Jackson to examine how psychology professors have begun to decolonize their educational materials. Dr. Jackson teaches courses related to diversity, prejudice, and social psychology.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A., Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • B.A. (Hons.), Psychology, University of Western Ontario 


  • Theory in Psychology
  • The Psychology of Prejudice
  • Psychology and Diversity
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology


  • Decolonization in psychology
  • Intergroup attitudes
  • Environmental inequality
  • Anthropocentrism

Selected Publications


Jackson, L.M. (2020). Psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action, 2nd edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (First edition, 2011)

Articles and Chapters

Jackson, L.M. & Ellis, W.E. (2023). Prejudice in children, adolescents, and adults. In B. Halpern-Felsher (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health (pp. 93-111). Stanford, CA: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818872-9.00077-7

Jackson, L.M. (2022). Racism and free speech: Comment on O’Donohue and Fisher (2022). American Psychologist, 77(8), 887-889. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0001014

Soetemans, J. & Jackson, L.M. (2021). The effect of accessibility on perceptions of people with disabilities. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 10, 185-206. https://doi.org/10.15353/cjds.v10i1.734

Jackson, L.M. (2019). Speciesism predicts prejudice against low status and hierarchy-attenuating human groups. Anthrozoös, 32(4), 445-458.

Duchene, T. D. & Jackson, L.M. (2019). Effects of motivation framing and content domain on intentions to eat plant and animal-based foods. Society and Animals, 27, 526-543.

Jackson, L.M. (2017). Unmasking attitudinal barriers to equality. King’s Cosmos, 2.

Jackson, L.M. & Gibbings, A. (2016) Social Dominance and Legitimizing Myths about Animal Use, Anthrozoös, 29, 151-160.

Jackson, L.M. (2015). Review of The Sons of Pigs and Apes: Muslim Anti-Semitism and the Conspiracy of Silence. By Neil J. Kressel. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 25(3), 247-249,

Jackson, L.M. (2014). Meditations on prejudice: A collection of stories and scholarly reflections [Review of the book Our racist heart? by G. Beattie]. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 434-436.

Jackson, L.M., Bitacola, L., Janes, L., & Esses, V.M. (2013). Intergroup ideology and environmental inequality. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 327-346.

Jackson, L.M. (2011). Psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Esses, V.M. & Jackson, L.M. & Bennett-AbuAyyash (2010). Intergroup competition. In Dovidio, J.F., Hewstone, M., Glick, P., & Esses, V.M. (Eds.). The Sage Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination (pp. 225--240). London, England: Sage.

Jackson, L.M. & Garcia, D. (2010). Endorsement of group change and organization change affirmative action programs for male and female beneficiary groups. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 63 (3-4), 239-250.

Esses, V.M., & Jackson, L.M. (2008). Applying the unified instrumental model of group conflict to understanding ethnic conflict and violence: The case of Sudan. In V.M. Esses & R.A. Vernon (Eds.), Why neighbours kill: Explaining the breakdown of ethnic relations (pp. 223-243). Malden. MA: Blackwell.

Esses, V.M., Dovidio, J.F., Danso, H.A., & Jackson, L.M. (2005). Historical and modern perspectives on group competition. In Crandall, C.S., & Schaller, M. (Eds.) Social psychology of prejudice: Historical and contemporary issues. (pp. 94-112). Seattle, WA: Lewinian Press.

Esses, V.M. & Dovidio, J.F., Semenya, A.H., & Jackson, L. M. (2005). Attitudes toward immigrants and immigration: The role of national and international identities. In D. Abrams, A. Hogg, & J.M. Marques (Eds.), The social psychology of inclusion and exclusion (pp. 317-337. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Esses, V.M., Jackson, L.M., Dovidio, J.F., & Hodson, G.H. (2005). Instrumental Relations among groups: Group competition, conflict, and prejudice. In J.F. Dovidio, P. Glick, & L. Rudman (Eds.), On the nature of prejudice: Fifty years after Allport (pp. 227-243). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Hunsberger, B., & Jackson, L.M. (2005). Religion, meaning, and prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 61 (4), 807-826.

Jackson, L.M., Pratt, M.W., Hunsberger, B., & Pancer, S.M. (2005). Optimism as a mediator of the relation between perceived parental authoritativeness and adjustment among adolescents: Finding the sunny side of the street. Social Development, 14 (2), 273-304.

Jackson, L.M. (2004). [Review of the book Understanding terrorism: Psychosocial roots, consequences and interventions, by F.M. Moghaddam & A.J. Marsella] Canadian Psychology, 45(3), 245-247.

Esses, V.M., Dovidio, J.F., Jackson, L.M., & Armstrong, T.L. (2001). The immigration dilemma: The role of perceived group competition, ethnic prejudice, and national identity. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 389-412.

Jackson, L.M. & Esses, V.M., & Burris, C.T. (2001). Contemporary Sexism and Discrimination: The Importance of Respect for Men and Women. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 48-61.

Burris, C.T., Branscombe, N.R. & Jackson, L.M. (2000). "For God and country:" Religion and the endorsement of national self-stereotypes. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 31 (4), 517-527.

Burris, C.T., & Jackson, L.M. (2000). Social identity and the true believer: Responses to threatened self-stereotypes among the intrinsically religious. British Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 257-278.

Jackson, L.M. & Esses, V.M. (2000). Effects of perceived economic competition on people's willingness to help empower immigrants. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 3 (4), 419-435.

Jackson, L.M., Pancer, S.M., Pratt, M. W. & Hunsberger, B.E. (2000). Great expectations: The relation between expectancies and adjustment during the transition to university. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 2100-2125.

Burris, C.T. & Jackson, L.M. (1999). Hate the sin/Love the sinner or love the hater: Intrinsic religion and responses to partner abuse. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 38, 160-174.

Esses, V.M., Jackson, L.M., Nolan, J.M., & Armstrong, T.L. (1999). Economic threat and attitudes toward immigrants. In S. Halli & L. Driedger, Immigrant Canada: Demographic, economic, and social challenges. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Jackson, L.M. & Hunsberger, B. (1999). An intergroup perspective on religion and prejudice. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 38(4), 509-523.

Esses, V.M., Jackson, L.M. & Armstrong, T.L. (1998). Intergroup competition and attitudes toward immigrants and immigration: An instrumental model of group conflict. Journal of Social Issues, 54, 699-724.

Jackson, L.M. (1998). [Review of the book Religion, psychopathology and coping: International series in the psychology of religion]. Review of Religious Research, 40, 90-91.

Jackson, L.M. & Esses, V.M. (1997). Of scripture and ascription: The relation between religious fundamentalism and intergroup helping. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 893-906.

Burris, C.T., Jackson, L.M., Tarpley, W.R., & Smith, G.J. (1996). Religion as quest: The self-directed pursuit of meaning. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22, 1068-1076.

Ross, C.F.J., Weiss, D., Jackson, L.M. (1996). The relation of Jungian psychological type to religious attitudes and practices. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 6, 263-279.

Pancer, S.M., Jackson, L.M., Hunsberger, B., Pratt, M.W. & Lea, J. (1995). Religious orthodoxy and the complexity of thought about religious and non-religious issues. Journal of Personality, 63, 213-230.

Gorassini, D. R., McNiven, J. C. & Jackson, L. M. (1990). The propensity of the "highly hypnotizable" to act as if highly hypnotizable. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 22, 84 - 92.

Jackson, L. M. & Gorassini, D. R. (1989). Artifact in the hypnosis-creativity relationship. The Journal of General Psychology, 116 (4), 333-343.