Jamie Hughes

Jamie Hughes

Psychology Department Chair, Department of Literature and Language Interim Chair, andProfessor
Department of Literature and Language
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
MB Room 3126

Dr. Hughes is a social psychologist, chair of the psychology department, and interim chair of the literature and language department. As a social psychologist, her research focuses on moral psychology and social justice issues. She also conducts research on the scholarship of teaching.

Dr. Hughes is currently accepting Senior Honors Thesis students, Masters Thesis Students, and Independent Study of Undergraduate Research Program students.


  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology, New Mexico State University 2010
  • M.S. in Quantitative and Social Psychology, Illinois State University 2006
  • B.S. (magna cum laude) in Psychology, Michigan State University 2002

Research Interests

Moral psychology and judgment, social justice issues, psychology and law, and teaching pedagogy.

Recent Publications

Hughes, J. S., Harpster, R. D., & Gonzales, N. C. (2020). The government receives moral license to commit transgressions when compared to other entities. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 42, 98-114. doi: 10.1080/01973533.2019.1695616

Madson, L., Zaikman, Y., & Hughes, J. S. (2019). Psychology teachers should try Team Based Learning: Evidence, concerns, and recommendations. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Online first. doi: 10.1037/stl0000166

Hughes, J. S. (2017). In a moral dilemma choose the one you love: Actions demonstrating impartiality compared to partiality are seen as less moral. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56, 561-577.

Hughes, J. S., Creech, J. L., & Strosser, G. L. (2016). Attributions about morally unreliable characters: Relationship closeness affects moral judgment. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38, 173-184.

Courses Taught

PSYC 3311 Social Psychology

PSYC 4375/6375 Psychology and Law

PSYC 4381/6381 Psychology of Gender

PSYC 3304/3301 Experimental Psychology

PSYC 4393 Senior Seminar

PSYC 4394 Senior Thesis

PSYC 6371 Advanced Social and Cultural Psychology

PSYC 6304 Advanced Statistics ANOVA

PSYC 6314 Advanced Statistics Regression

Last Updated: 01/12/2023