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Associate Professor Blake McKimmie
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MC-324
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3346 9519
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3365 4466
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School of Psychology
University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072
Australia

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Associate Professor Blake McKimmie
Qualifications:

BA(Hons), PhD (Qld)

Background:

I am interested in the following areas of jury decision-making:

  • The influence of gender- and ethnicity-based stereotypes on evaluations of defendants, victims, and experts, particularly how these stereotypes influence thinking about case evidence;
  • The influence of different modes of evidence presentation on the evaluation of witnesses and defendants, especially in terms of comparing video presentation to other formats;
  • The impact of demeanor evidence on evaluations of witness believability; the influence of jury deliberation on verdicts; and perceptions of sentencing adequacy.

I am also interested in group membership and attitude-behaviour relations, especially in relation to the role of group membership in the arousal and reduction of cognitive dissonance.

Finally I am interested in the ways in which group membership impacts on thinking about the self; this area is primarily focused on how group membership influences coping with stress.

Professional Activities:

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law
  • Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Centre for Research in Social Psychology (UQ).

Reviewing Activity

  • British Journal of Social Psychology
  • European Journal of Social Psychology 
  • Australian Journal of Psychology
  • Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Australian Research Council
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Associate Professor Blake McKimmie
Representative Publications:


Electronic versions of my recent publications are available via the "Recent Publications" tab.

Book chapters

  1. McKimmie, B. M. & Masser, B. Gender in the courtroom. (2010). In J. Adler (Ed.),Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice (2nd ed)(pp. 95-122). Devon: Willan Publishing.

Journal articles

  1. McKimmie, B. M., Antrobus, E., & Baguley, C. (Accepted 26 August, 2013). Objective and subjective comprehension of jury instructions in criminal trials. New Criminal Law Review.

  2. McKimmie, B. M., Masser, B. M., & Bongiorno, R. (Accepted 1 August, 2013). What counts as rape? The effect of offence prototypes, victim stereotypes and participant gender on how the complainant and defendant are perceived. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  3. McKimmie, B. M., Masser, B. M., & Bongiorno, R. (Accepted 13 June, 2013). Looking shifty but telling the truth: The effect of witness demeanor on mock jurors’ perceptions. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law.

  4. Rijnbout, J. S., & McKimmie, B. M. (Accepted 4 April, 2013). Deviance in organisational decision making: Using unanimous decision rules to promote the positive effects and alleviate the negative effects of deviance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

  5. Rijnbout, J. S., & McKimmie, B. M. (2012). Deviance in group decision-making: Group-member centrality alleviates negative consequences for the group. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(7), 915-923. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.1917.

  6. McKimmie, B. M., Masters, J. M., Masser, B. M., Schuller, R. A., & Terry, D. J. (2012). Stereotypical and counter-stereotypical defendants: Who is he and what was the case against her?  Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. doi: 10.1037/a0030505.

  7. McKimmie, B. M., Newton, S. A., Schuller, R. A., & Terry, D. J. (2012) It’s not what she says, it’s how she says it: The influence of language complexity on perceived gender stereotypicality of expert testimony. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. doi:10.1080/13218719.2012.727068

  8. Rijnbout, J. S. & McKimmie, B. M. (2012). Deviance in organisational group decision-making: The role of confidence and elaboration. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15(6), 813-828.

  9. Amiot, C. E., Terry, D. J., & McKimmie, B. M. (2012). Social identity change during an intergroup merger: The role of status, similarity, and identity threat. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34(5), 443-455.

  10. Masser, B. M., White, K. M., Hamilton, K., & McKimmie, B. M. (2012). Beliefs underlying blood donors’ intentions to donate during two phases of an avian influenza outbreak. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 46(1), 47-52.

  11. Antrobus, E., McKimmie, B. M., & Newcombe, P. (2012 [Online first 2011]). Community members' beliefs about children in Australian Courts. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 19(4), 1-20.

  12. Strub, T. & McKimmie, B. M. (2012 [Online first 2011]). Note Takers Who Review Are Less Vulnerable To The Influence of Stereotypes Than Note Takers Who Do Not Review. Psychology Crime and Law, 18(10), 1-18.

  13. Masser, B. M., White, K. M., Hamilton, K., & McKimmie, B. M. (2010). An examination of blood donors’ intentions to donate during two phases of an avian influenza outbreak. Transfusion. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.02887.x

  14. Schuller, R. A., McKimmie, B. M., Masser, B. M., & Klippenstine, M. A. (2010). Judgments of sexual assault: The impact of complainant emotional demeanour, gender and victim stereotypes. New Criminal Law Review, 13(4), 759-780.

  15. Jimmieson, N. L., McKimmie, B. M., Hannam, R. L., Gallagher, J. (2010). An investigation of the stress-buffering effect of social support in the stressor-strain relationship as a function of team identification. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 14(4), 350-367.

  16. Masser, B., Lee, K., & McKimmie, B. M. (2010). Bad woman, bad victim? Disentangling the effects of victim stereotypicality, gender stereotypicality and benevolent sexism on acquaintance rape victim blame. Sex Roles, September, 2008.

  17. McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J., & Hogg, M. A. (2009). Dissonance reduction in the context of group membership: The role of metaconsistency. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 13(2), 103-119.

  18. White, K. M., Smith, J. R., Terry, D. J., Greenslade, J. H., & McKimmie, B. M.(2009). Social influence in the theory of planned behaviour: The role of descriptive, injunctive, and ingroup norms. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 135.158.

  19. McKimmie, B. M., Jimmieson, N. L., Mathews, R., & Moffat, K. (2009). Social support and fires in the workplace: A preliminary investigation. Work, 32,59-68. (Special Issue).

  20. Martin, P. Y., Hamilton, V., McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J., & Martin, R. (2007). Caffeine, cognition and persuasion: Evidence for caffeine increasing the systematic processing of persuasive messages. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 320-338.

  21. Schuller, R. A., Terry, D. J., & McKimmie, B. M. (2005). The impact of expert testimony on jurors' decisions: Gender of the expert and testimony complexity. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(6), 1266-1280.

  22. Jetten, J., Branscombe, N. R., Schmitt, M., & McKimmie, B. M. (2005). Suppressing the negative effects of devaluation on identification: The role of intergroup differentiation and intragroup respect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 208-215.

  23. Hornsey, M. J., Terry, D. J., & McKimmie, B. M. (2004). Willingness to speak out about gay law reform: Some cause for optimism. Journal of Homosexuality, 47, 47-61. 

  24. McKimmie, B. M., Newton, C. J., Terry, D. J., & Schuller, R. A. (2004). Jurors’ responses to expert witness testimony: The effects of gender stereotypes. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7(2), 131-143.

  25. Schuller, R. A., McKimmie, B. M., & Janz, T. (2004). Trials of battered women who kill: The impact of expert testimony on jurors’ decisions. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 11(1), 1-12.

  26. Hornsey, M. J., Majkut, L., Terry, D. J., & McKimmie, B. M. (2003). On being loud and proud: Non-conformity and counter-conformity to group norms. The British Journal of Social Psychology, 42(3), 319-335.

  27. McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J., Hogg, M. A., Manstead, A. S. R., Spears, R., & Doosje, B. (2003). I’m a hypocrite but so is everyone else: The role of social support in the reduction of cognitive dissonance. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 7(3), 214-224.

  28. Jetten, J, Branscombe, N. R., Spears, R., & McKimmie, B. M. (2003). Predicting the paths of peripherals: The interaction of identification and future possibilities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29(1), 130-140.

  29. Schuller, R., Terry, D. J., & McKimmie, B. M. (2001). The impact of expert testimony on jurors’ decisions: The role of gender of the expert. Law and Psychology Review, 25, 58-79.

  30. Terry, D. J., Hogg, M. A., & McKimmie, B. M.  (2000). Attitude-behaviour relations: The role of ingroup norms and mode of behavioural decision-making. The British Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 337-361.
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Associate Professor Blake McKimmie
Topics:
Jury decision making, stereotypes, attitude-behaviour relations, hypocrisy, group decision-making, stress and groups.
Keywords:
Social psychology, Psychology - hypocrisy, stress, decision-making, Jury decision making, Stereotypes and psychology, Hypocrisy and psychology, Group behaviour and psychology, Stress and groups
Course Coordinator:
  • Semester 1, 2014
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2013
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2013
    PSYC3034 - Topics in Applied Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2013
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2011
    PSYC3034 - Topics in Applied Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2010
    PSYC4141 - Reading Course
  • Semester 1, 2010
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2009
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2009
    PSYC1030 - Introduction to Psychology: Development, Social, and Clinical Psychology

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

Research Area:
Social Psychology
Synopsis:

I am interested in the following areas of jury decision-making:

  • The influence of gender-based stereotypes on evaluations of defendants, victims, and experts, particularly how these stereotypes influence thinking about case evidence.
  • The validity of jury simulations and ways in which simulations can be improved.
  • How the design of the courtroom (in particular, the dock) affects how the defendant is perceived

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you want to discuss any of these areas or related topics that you are interested in.

Find out more: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au/research/appliedsocial/

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