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Brittany Hanson,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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About Dr. Hanson

I am a social psychologist that specializes in the study of moral and political psychology. I received my B.S. in psychology from the University of Arizona. I then lived in Chicago for seven years while completing my graduate training in social and personality psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I started as an assistant professor at Saint Peter’s University in 2018.

“My primary goal as a teacher is to pass my enthusiasm for the field of psychology to my students. This includes fostering excitement about psychological theories and an appreciation of the power of the scientific process both in the classroom and through engaging students in research. As a first generation and minority college student myself, I feel passionate about passing on positive research engagement opportunities to the next generation of diverse scholars.”

Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, M.A.

  • University of Arizona, B.S.

Publications

Moral and religious convictions: Are they the same or different things?
L.J. Skitka, B.E. Hanson, A.N. Washburn, A.B. Mueller – PloS one, 2018

Why do some psychology researchers resist using proposed reforms to research practices? A description of researchers’ rationales
A.N. Washburn, B.E. Hanson, M.Motyl, L.J. Skitka, C.Yantis, K.M. Wong, J.Sun, J.P. Prims, A.B. Mueller, Z. J. Melton, T.S. Carsel – Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2018

The state of social and personality science: Rotten to the core, not so bad, getting better, or getting worse?
M. Motyl, A.P. Demos, T.S. Carsel, B.E. Hanson, Z.J. Melton, A.B. Mueller, J.P. Prims, J. Sun, A.N. Washburn, K.M. Wong, C. Yantis, L.J. Skitka – Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2017

Utopian hopes or dystopian fears? Exploring the motivational underpinnings of moralized political engagement
L.J. Skitka, B.E. Hanson, D.C. Wisneski – Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2017

Data from a pre-publication independent replication initiative examining ten moral judgement effects
W. Tierney, M. Schweinsberg, J. Jordan, D.M. Kennedy, I. Qureshi, S.A. Sommer,… & B.E. Hanson – Scientific Data, 2016

The pipeline project: Pre-publication independent replications of a single laboratory’s research pipeline
B.E. Hanson, M. Schweinsberg, N.Madan, M. Vianello, S.A. Sommer, J. Jordan, W. Tierney – Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2016

Presentations

What if the sky doesn’t fall? Forecasting failures and attitude change in the context of political policy upheaval.
B.E. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland OR, 2019.

The “culture wars” in everyday movement: Investigating moral conflict using joint recurrence analysis on body movement.
B.E. Hanson, A.P. Demos, L.J. Skitka, The Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA, 2018

Is moralization authority independent? A same-sex marriage case study.
B.E. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, D. Wiseneski, The Attitudes & Social Influence Pre-conference of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Washington DC, 2017

SPSP members’ perceptions of non-academic internships
T. Carsel, B.E. Hanson, and A.B. Muller, The Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX, 2017

Moral convictions limit on Supreme Court legitimacy: A natural experiment involving same-sex marriage.
B.E. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, D.C. Wiseneski, The Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA,2016

Exploring affective, familial, social, and religious contributions to moral convictions.
T. Carsel, B.E. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, The Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, 2016

Investigating moral conflict in anticipated and real social interactions
B.E. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, The Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, 2014.

The “culture wars” in everyday life: Investigating moral conflict in anticipated social interactions.
B.E. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, The Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2013

Understanding regulatory fit’s role in morally motivated collective action
R. Aguilera, B. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, The Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Approaching good or avoiding bad? Understanding morally motivated collective action
B.E. Hanson, L.J. Skitka, The Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2013

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