Dr. Lynne Jackson

Dr. Lynne Jackson

Associate Professor

Office: DL304

Phone: 4430

E-mail: ljacks4@uwo.ca

Website: lynnejackson.kingsfaculty.ca

Dr. Jackson’s research examines how people’s attitudes and beliefs about social groups and social issues can serve to maintain or challenge inequality. Her work identifies parallels between human intergroup relations and human interactions with the environment and non-human animals. She also studies issues of sexism, attitudes toward immigrants and immigration, and religious intergroup attitudes. An Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, she teaches Introduction to Psychology, The Psychology of Prejudice, and other courses related to applications of social psychology.

Academic Background 

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

Research and Scholarly Interests 
  • Prejudice
  • Environmental inequality
  • Anthropocentrism
Frequently Taught Courses 
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Psychology of Prejudice
  • The Psychology of Religion
  • Psychology and Diversity  
Representative Publications

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. APABooks.

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.

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.

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