Justin D. Hackett

Short description

Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology. Professor in the Department of Psychology at Pennsylvania Western University, United States

Places of work

Pennsylvania Western University, United States

Guest Editor of the Research Topic in Frontiers in Psychology: Global Human Identification: Studies of Its Roots, How It May Be Enlarged, and Its Expressions in Attitudes and Behavior

Summary of research

global identification, political and social activism, human rights-based issues, and, more broadly, political psychology, group processes, and intergroup relations

Research interests

Dr. Hackett is a professor at Pennsylvania Western University, where he teaches a variety of courses: social psychology, political psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and courses on human rights and social justice-based issues.  Dr. Hackett’s program of research focuses on global identification, political and social activism, human rights-based issues, and, more broadly, political psychology, group processes, and intergroup relations.


Selected publications:

Lavelle, J. M., Stephenson, C. L., Donaldson, S., Hackett, J. D. (in press). An empirical investigation of evaluators’ values and practice. American Journal of Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1177/10982140211046537  


Hackett, J. D., Rast III, D. E., Hohman, Z. (2020). Identification with the American south and anti-Muslim attitudes. Journal of Social Psychology, 160, 150-163. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2019.1634506

Ouyang, Y., Rast, D. E. III, Hackett, J. D., & Hohman, Z. P. (2020). The American South: Explorations on southern attachments and personal values. Journal of Social Psychology, 160, 137-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2019.1629866 


Henney, S. & Hackett, J. D. (2019). The development of community engagement from infancy to adulthood. Routledge: New York, New York.  

McFarland, S., Hackett, J. D., Hamer, K., Malsch, A., Katzarska-Miller, I., Reese, G. & Reysen, S. (2019). Global human identification and citizenship: A review of psychological studies. Advances in Political Psychology, 40, 141-171.   https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12572  

Gaffney, A. M., Sherburne, B. M., Hackett, J.D., Rast III, D. E., & Hohman, Z. P. (2019). The transformative and informative nature of elections: Representation, schism, and exit. British Journal of Social Psychology, 58, 88-104. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12279 


Gaffney, A. M., Hackett, J.D., Rast III, D. E., Hohman, Z., & Jaurique, A. (2018). The state of American protest: Shared anger and populism. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 18, 11-33.  https://doi.org/10.1111/asap.12145 

 Hackett, J.D., Gaffney, A. M., & Data, L. (2018). Intergroup anxiety and political loss: The buffering effects of believing in the open marketplace of ideas and openness to diverse political discussions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48, 150-164. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12500 


Henney, S., Hackett, J.D., & Porreca, M. R. (2017). Involuntary volunteerism: What happens when you require people to “do good?” Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 6, 49-61. 

Reysen, S. & Hackett, J. D. (2017). Activism as a pathway to global citizenship. The Social Science Journal, 54, 132-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2016.09.003 


Reysen, S. & Hackett, J. D. (2016). Further examination of the factor structure and validity of the identification with all humanity scale. Current Psychology, 35, 711-719. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-015-9341-y 

 Moeller, D. & Hackett J. D. (2016). What’s troubling our college freshman: How university psychologists can help improve the freshman experience in that decisive first semester. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 76, 23-24. 


Rast III, D. E., Hackett, J. D., Alabastro, A., & Hogg, M. A. (2015). Revoking a leader’s ‘license to fail’: Downgrading evaluations of prototypical ingroup leaders following an intergroup failure. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 311-318. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12297 

Hackett, J. D. (2015). ‘The Response:’ A day of prayer and protest. Politics, Bureaucracy, and Justice, 4, 45-53. 

Hackett, J. D., Omoto, A. M., & Matthews, M. (2015). Human rights in the global community. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 47-67. https://doi.org/10.1037/pac0000086 


Hackett, J. D. & Hogg, M. A. (2014). The diversity paradox: When people who value diversity surround themselves with like minded others. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 415-422. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12233 

Gaffney, A. M., Rast III, D. E., Hackett, J. D., & Hogg, M. A. (2014). Further to the right: Uncertainty, political polarization, and the American “Tea Party” movement. Social Influence, 9, 272-288. https://doi.org/10.1080/15534510.2013.842495 

Hackett, J. D. (2014). Values anchoring: Strengthening the link between values and activist behaviors. Social Influence, 9, 99-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/15534510.2013.787117 

Siegel, J. T., Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E. M., Lac, A., Hackett, J. D. & Hohman, Z. (2014). Differentiating common predictors and outcomes of marijuana initiation: A retrospective longitudinal analysis. Substance Use and Misuse, 49, 30-40. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2013.817427 

Hackett, J. D. (2014). Economic and social justice. In K. Harvey & G. J. Geoffrey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics, pp. 429-433. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 


Firestone, J., Hackett, J. D., & Harris, R. J. (2012). Testing relationships between sex of respondent, sexual harassment and intentions to reenlist in the U.S. Military. Public Administration Research, 1, 1-13. 10.5539/par.v1n1p1

Omoto A. M., Snyder, M., & Hackett, J. D. (2012). Everyday helping and responses to crises: A model for understanding volunteerism. In K. Jones & T. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: The psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (pp. 98-118). West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell Publications.


Harris, R. J., Hackett, J. D., & Firestone, J., (2011). Double jeopardy: Race/ethnicity and sexual harassment in the U.S. military. Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 1, 138-156. https://doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v1i1.708 


Omoto, A. M., Snyder, M., & Hackett, J. D. (2010). Personality and motivational antecedents of activism and civic engagement. Journal of Personality, 78, 1703-1734. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00667.x  

Hackett, J. D. (2010). Personality/individual differences. In R. L. Jackson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of identity (pp. 548-552). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 


Hackett, J. D. & Omoto, A. M. (2009). Efficacy and estrangement: Effects of voting. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 9, 297-314.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-2415.2009.01192.x 


Arruda, E., Hackett, J, D., & Berry, T. (2007). After School All-Stars, Los Angeles: Evaluation Findings. Evaluation Report prepared for Los Angeles Unified School District. 


Conference & presentations