Dr. Justin Hackett

Associate Professor

Department of Criminal Justice and Psychology


Dr. Hackett is an applied social psychologist. His interests are in using social science research to address and ameliorate social issues. 



  • Hackett, J.D., Gaffney, A. M., & Data*, L. (in press). 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.
  • Gaffney, A. M., Hackett, J.D., Rast III, D. E., Hohman, Z., & Jaurique, A. (in press). The state of American protest: Shared anger and populism. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
  • Henney, S., Hackett, J.D., & Porreca, M. R. (in press). Involuntary volunteerism: What happens when you require people to "do good?" Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education.
  • Reysen, S. & Hackett, J. D. (2017). Activism as a pathway to global citizenship. The Social Science Journal, 54, 132-138.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Omoto, A. M., Snyder, M., & Hackett, J. D. (2010). Personality and motivational antecedents of activism and civic engagement. Journal of Personality, 78, 1703-1734. 
  • 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.

  • B.S. Psychology and Political Science: Northern Kentucky University
  • M.A. Applied Social Psychology and Program Evaluation: Claremont Graduate University
  • Ph.D. Applied Social Psychology: Claremont Graduate University

Email: hackett@calu.edu

Phone: 724-938-4390

Office: Morgan Hall Room 313