Matthew Hunsinger, PhD

Associate Professor, Applied Psychological Science Program
UC Box: 
HPC-2, Room 277

Roles and Interests

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


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)

Dasgupta, N., Circle, M., & Hunsinger, M. (in press). Peers matter: Same-sex peers enhance young women’s motivation, participation, and career aspirations in engineering. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Christopher, M., Rogers, B., Goerling, R., Hunsinger, M., Baron, G., & Bergman, A. (in press). An open trial of a mindfulness-based group intervention for law-enforcement personnel. Journal of Criminal and Police Psychology.

Christopher, M., Rogers, Hunsinger, M., Colgan, D., Reiss, A., & Farwood, H. (2015). Distinguishing mindful process from outcome in the prediction of global health and perceived stress in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program. Mindfulness.

Schroeder, D. A., Stephens, E., Colgan, D., Hunsinger, M., Rubin, D., & Christopher, M. S. (in press). A brief mindfulness-based intervention for primary care physicians: A pilot randomized control trial. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

Hunsinger, M., Livingston, R., & Isbell, L. (2014). Spirituality and intergroup harmony: Meditation and racial prejudice. Mindfulness, 5(2), 139-144.

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

Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., Hunsinger, M., Lucas, M., Fischer, D., & Carmody, J. (2013). Mindfulness-based stress reduction and change in health-related behaviors. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 18(4), 243-247.

Baer, R., Carmody, J., & Hunsinger, M. (2012). Weekly changes in mindfulness and perceived stress in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program. 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. 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. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(2), 255-270.

Conference Presentations (2010-Present)

Koslofsky, S., Stein, S., Von, M., Della Paolera, M., & Hunsinger, M. (November, 2015). Making it work: Educational innovations for interprofessional programs. Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools in Allied Health Professions, Scottsdale, AZ.

Hunsinger, M., Christopher, M., Farwood, H.*, Dapolonia, E.*, Rodgers, B., & Georling, R. (May, 2105). Mindfulness in the Workplace. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Hunsinger, M., & Christopher, M. (December, 2014). Mindfulness and law enforcement. Presentation at Pacific University Health Professions Campus Faculty Seminar Series, Hillsboro, OR. 

Hunsinger, M. (November, 2014). Mindfulness, unconscious social bias, and law enforcement. Presentation for workshop at the Oregon Mediation Association annual meeting, Portland, OR.

Hunsinger, M., Christopher, M., & Farwood, H. (2014, April). Distinguishing mindfulness process from outcome in a stress reduction program. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association annual meeting, Portland, OR.

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.