Jacqui Hutchison
    Jacqui Hutchison  


I received both an MA (2011) and a PhD (2015) from the University of Aberdeen. After working as a post-doc at Abertay University I returned to the School of Psychology at Aberdeen in 2017 where I now work as a Teaching Fellow.

My research interests lie in cultural evolution (how information changes as it passes from person to person), with a focus on stereotype formation and maintenance. I am also interested in social cognition in both children and adults exploring the mechanisms and biases that influence how we process information about ourselves and others.



Ross, J., Hutchison, J., Cunningham, S.J., (2019). The Me in memory: The role of the self in autobiographical memory in development. Child Development.


Cunningham, S.J., Ross, J., Scott, L., Martin, D., & Hutchison, J. (2018). Applying self-processing biases in education: Improving learning through ownership. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 7, 342-351.

Hutchison, J., Cunningham, S.J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Smith, K., & Martin, D. (2018). Context and perceptual salience influence the formation of novel stereotypes via cumulative cultural evolution. Cognitive Science, 42, 168-212.


Martin, D., Cunningham, S.J., Hutchison, J., Slessor, G. & Smith, K. (2017). How societal stereotypes might form and evolve via cumulative cultural evolution. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11.


Hutchison, J. & Martin, D. (2015). The evolution of stereotypes. In T. Shackelford, L. Welling, & V. Zeigler-Hill (Eds). Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology. Springer Publishing.

Martin, D., Swainson, R., Slessor, G., Hutchison, J., Marosi, D., & Cunningham, S.J. (2015). The simultaneous extraction of multiple social categories from unfamiliar faces. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 51-58.


Martin, D., Hutchison, J., Slessor, G., Urquhart, J., Cunningham, S.J., & Smith, K. (2014). The spontaneous formation of stereotypes via cumulative cultural evolution. Psychological Science, 25, 1777-1786, doi:10.1177/0956797614541129

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