Matthew Hunsinger, PhD

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Roles and Interests

Interests: social cognition, intergroup relations, intergroup bias, meditation (including mindfulness), affect/emotion, pain


BS, University of Mary Washington, 2001, Psychology

MS, Illinois State University, 2005, Cognitive Science

PhD, Experimental Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 2010

Professional Membership

American Pain Society

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

Mindfulness-based Therapy and Research Interest Group

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Recent Publications (2010-Present)

Hunsinger, M., Livingston, R., & Isbell, L. (in press). "Spirituality and intergroup harmony: Meditation and racial prejudice" in Mindfulness

Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., Hunsinger, M., Lucas, M., Fischer, D., & Carmody, J. (in press). "Mindfulness-based stress reduction and change in health-related behaviors" in: Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Hunsinger, M., Livingston, R., & Isbell, L. (2013). "The impact of loving-kindness meditation on affective conditioning and cognitive control" in: Mindfulness, 4(3), 275-280

Baer, R., Carmody, J., & Hunsinger, M. (2012). "Weekly changes in mindfulness and perceived stress in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program" in: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68(7), 755-765

Hunsinger, M., Isbell, L., & Clore, J. (2012). "Sometimes happy people focus on the forest and sad people focus on the trees: Context dependent effects of mood in impression formation" in: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(2), 220-232

Stout, J. G., Dasgupta, N., Hunsinger, M., & McManus, M. (2011). "STEMing the tide: The effect of educational environments on women’s participation in engineering and mathematics" in: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(2), 255-270

Conference Presentations (2010-Present)

Hunsinger, M., Livingston, R., & Isbell, L. (2011, May). "Spiritual paths to intergroup harmony: The relationship between meditation and prejudice" paper presented at the American Psychological Society annual meeting, Washington, D.C.