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Jennifer S. Hunt

Jennifer S. Hunt

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Dr. Jenn Hunt is a social psychologist whose research examines stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, behavior in legal contexts, and the effects of gender, race, and culture in our daily lives. In addition to being a faculty member in the Psychology Department, Dr. Hunt serves as the Coordinator for the Women and Gender Studies program at Buffalo State College. Dr. Hunt serves on the Editorial Board for Law and Human Behavior, and she is the Co-Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee for the American Psychology-Law Society.

Dr. Hunt earned her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in 1995 and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2001. Prior to coming to Buffalo State College in 2007, she was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Maeder, E. M., & Hunt, J. S. (2011). Talking about a Black man: The influence of defendant and character witness race on juror’s use of character evidence. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 29, 608-620.
  • Schwartz, S. L., & Hunt, J. S. (2011). Sexual harassment trials involving Latina plaintiffs: Effects of a cultural relativist argument and juror background. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 29, 418-439.
  • Hunt, J. S., Armenta, B. E., Seifert, A. L., & Snowden, J. L. (2009). The other side of the diaspora: Race, threat, and the social psychology of evacuee reception in predominantly White communities. Organization and Environment, 22, 437-447.
  • Armenta, B. E., & Hunt, J. S. (2009). Responding to societal devaluation: Effects of perceived personal and group discrimination on the ethnic group identification and personal self-esteem of Latino/Latina adolescents. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 23-39.
  • Zhang, S., & Hunt, J. S. (2008). The stereotype rebound effect: Universal or culturally bounded process? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 489-500.
  • Ryan, C. S., Hunt, J. S., Weible, J. A., Peterson, C. R., & Casas, J. F. (2007). Multicultural versus color-blind ideology and its relation to out-group homogeneity and ethnocentrism among Black and White Americans. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 617-637.
  • Hunt, J. S., & Rothman, A. J. (2007). College students’ mental models for recognizing anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Appetite, 48, 289-300.
  • Hunt, J. S., Seifert, A. L., Armenta, B. E., & Snowden, J. L. (2006). Stereotypes and prejudice as dynamic constructs: Reminders about the nature of intergroup bias from the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 6, 1-17.
  • Hunt, J. S., & Budesheim, T. L. (2004). How jurors use and misuse character evidence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, 347-361.
  • Hunt, J. S., & Borgida, E. (2001). Is that what I said?: Witnesses’ responses to interviewer modifications. Law and Human Behavior, 25, 583-604.
  • Frazier, P. A., & Hunt, J. S. (1998). Research on gender and the law: Where are we going? Where have we been? Law and Human Behavior, 22, 1-16.

Other Publications:

  • Walker, N., & Hunt, J. S. (1998). Interviewing child victim-witnesses: How you ask is what you get. In C. P. Thompson, D. Herrman, J. D. Read, D. Bruce, & M. Toglia (Eds.), Eyewitness memory: Theoretical and applied perspectives (pp. 58-88). Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Hunt, J. S. (2007). Implicit bias and hate crimes: A psychological framework and critical race theory analysis. In R. L. Wiener, B. H. Bornstein, B. Schopp, & S. Wilborn (Eds.), Legal decision making in everyday life: Controversies in social consciousness (pp. 247-265). New York: Springer.
  • Hunt, J. S., Borgida, E., Kelly, K. M., & Burgess, D. (2002). Gender stereotyping. In D. L. Faigman, D. H. Kaye, M. J. Saks, & J. Sanders (Eds.), Modern scientific evidence: The law and science of expert testimony (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 384-426). St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co.
  • Hunt, J. S., & Borgida, E. (2006). Social psychology and law. In S. E. Taylor, L. A. Peplau, & D. O. Sears, (Eds.), Social psychology (12th ed., pp. 468-492). New York: Prentice Hall.

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Jennifer S. Hunt
Department of Psychology
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
United States

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