Matthew J. Hornsey

Publications : 130
Aldex : 70
H-index : 34
Citations : 4694


A toolkit for understanding and addressing climate scepticism

Matthew J. Hornsey, Stephan Lewandowsky

Nov 16, 2022 in Nature Human Behaviour


Is Your Accent Right for the Job? A Meta Analysis on Accent Bias in Hiring Decisions

Jessica L. Spence, Kana Imuta et 3 al.

Nov 3, 2022 in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Ahead of Print. Standard accented job candidates are perceived as more hireable than non standard accented candidates. Two broad perspectives have emerged as to what drives this effect: (a) that it is a pragmatic response to the perception that non standard accents can impede job relevant communication (processing fluency explanation) and/or (b) that non...


Multinational data show that conspiracy beliefs are associated with the perception (and reality) of poor national economic performance

Matthew J. Hornsey, Brock Bastian et 45 al.

Oct 18, 2022 in European Journal of Social Psychology
While a great deal is known about the individual difference factors associated with conspiracy beliefs, much less is known about the country‐level factors that shape people"s willingness to believe conspiracy theories. In the current article we discuss the possibility that willingness to believe conspiracy theories might be shaped by the perception (and reality) of poor economic performance at th...

Nonprofit Scandals: A Systematic Review and Conceptual Framework

Cassandra M. Chapman, Steve Lockey et 3 al.

Oct 11, 2022 in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. High profile charity scandals have always represented a threat to the nonprofit sector, which relies on public trust and funding to operate. We systematically review 30 years of empirical research on scandals involving nonprofits and present both quantitative and qualitative syntheses of the 71 articles identified. Informed by this review, ...

A political experiment may have extracted Australia from the climate wars

Matthew J. Hornsey et 5 al.

Jul 25, 2022 in Nature Climate Change

International media coverage promotes donations to a climate disaster

Cassandra M. Chapman et 4 al.

Jul 16, 2022 in Disasters
The Australian bushfires in 2019–2020 triggered massive amounts of charitable giving from the community. We applied agenda‐setting theory to examine if and how disaster news coverage influenced public donations in response to the crisis. A survey of 949 Australians found that people perceived news coverage of the event to be a strong influence on the amount they donated to bushfire appeals, over a...


Belief in Luck and Precognition Around the World

Emily A. Harris et 3 al.

Jul 14, 2022 in Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, Ahead of Print. Although magical beliefs (such as belief in luck and precognition) are presumably universal, the extent to which such beliefs are embraced likely varies across cultures. We assessed the effect of culture on luck and precognition beliefs in two large scale multinational studies (Study 1: k = 16, N = 17,664; Study 2: k = 25, N = 4,024). Over and ...


Give where you live: A social network analysis of charitable donations reveals localized prosociality

Cassandra M. Chapman et 5 al.

May 16, 2022 in Journal of Consumer Behaviour
Millions of charities compete for donations, yet no empirical study has examined patterns of shared giving behavior across the nonprofit sector. To understand which types of charities are more likely to share donors, we conducted a social network analysis using behavioral data from 1,504,848 donors to 52 large charities in Australia. Three hypotheses were tested, which considered how patterns of ...


Reasons why people may refuse COVID-19 vaccination (and what can be done about it).

Matthew J. Hornsey

May 7, 2022 in World psychiatry
World Psychiatry, Volume 21, Issue 2, Page 217 218, June 2022.

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