School of Psychology - Directory - People - Dr Janelle Jones

Dr Janelle Jones

+617 3365 4466
Postal Address:

Department of Psychology

Robert C. Brown Hall

Simon Fraser University 

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6



Ph.D. (2009) - York University (Canada)


I completed my graduate work at York University (Canada). I was a post-doc at the University of Exeter before taking up a post-doc position at the University of Queensland. I have recently taken up a limited term Assistant Professor position at Simon Fraser University.

Professional Activities:

Ad hoc reviewer

Applied Psychology: An International Review, British Journal of Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Social Psychology.

Research Activities:

In general my research is interested how our group memberships (e.g., friends, family, clubs; social categories) influence the ways we see ourselves, shape our interactions with others, and impact our health and well-being.

Some of my current research considers how the salience of (multiple) groups might give people the strength to face different challenges, explores the strategies that people use to manage conflicting and/or stigmatising group memberships, and examines how group loss under different circumstances (e.g., injury; leaving) affects well-being.

Representative Publications:


Gleibs, I. H., Haslam, C., Haslam, S. A., & Jones, J. M. (in press). Water clubs in residential care: Is it the water or the club that enhances health and well-being? Psychology & Health.

Gleibs, I. H., Haslam, C., Jones, J. M., Haslam, S. A., McNeill, J.& Connolly, H. (2011). No country for old men? The role of a ‘Gentlemens’ Club’ in promoting social engagement and psychological well-being in residential care. Aging and Mental Health, 15, 456 - 466.

Jones, J. M., Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J., Williams, W. H., Morris, R., & Saroyan, S. (2011). That which does not kill you can make you stronger (and more satisfied with life): The contribution of personal and social changes to well-being after brain injury. Psychology & Health, 26, 353-369.

  • Mentioned in The New York Times (web edition): 25/03/11 - The Opinion Pages, Blog, David Brooks - "Resilience"
  • Featured in The Wall Street Journal (print and web editions): 02/04/11 - Ideas Market, Christopher Shea - "Brain Injury Can Make You Stronger"

Jones, J. M. & Jetten, J. (2011). Recovering from strain and enduring pain: Multiple group memberships promote resilience in the face of novel physical challenges. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 239-243.

  • Featured in SHAPE Magazine (US edition; April, 2011) - "Pal Around"

Lalonde, R.N., Jones, J. M., & Stroink, M. L. (2008). Preparing children for racism: Racial identity and socialization among Black Canadian parents. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 40, 129-139.

O’Mahen, H., Henshaw, E., Jones, J. M. & Flynn, H.A. (2011). Stigma and depression during pregnancy: Does race matter? Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 199, 257-262.


Jones, J. M., Jetten, J., Haslam, S. A. & Williams, W. H. (in press). Deciding to disclose: The importance of maintaining social relationships for well-being after acquired brain injury. Chapter to appear in J. Jetten, C. Haslam & S. A. Haslam (Eds). The Social Cure: Identity, health, and well-being.


Aydin, N., Fischer, P., Frey, D., Jones, J. M., Fischer, J. & Kastenmüller, A. Understanding aggressive behavior: The effects of social exclusion on insight into rampage killers and their actions.

Greenaway, K. H., Louis, W. R., Hornsey, M. & Jones, J. M. On being in- and out- of control: Perceived control qualifies the effects of global threats on social defensiveness.  

Jones, J. M., Williams, W. H., Jetten, J., Haslam, S. A., Harris, A., & Gleibs, I. H. The role of symptoms and group memberships in reducing the risk of post-traumatic stress after injury.

Mounce, L. T. A., Williams, W. H., Jones, J. M., Harris, A., Haslam, S. A. & Jetten, J. Neurogenic and psychogenic acute post-concussive symptoms can be identified after mild traumatic brain injury.

Williams, W. H. Tonks, J., Jones, J. M., Jetten, J., Haslam, S. A., & Morris, R. Post-traumatic growth after acquired brain injury: The roles of rehabilitation and relationships.  


Gleibs, I. H., Jones, J. M., & Jetten, J.When parting is sweet sorrow: Predictors of nostalgia when leaving groups.

Jones, J. M., Halabi, S., Hynie, M., & Su, C. Does culture influence help receptivity in an intergroup context?

Jones, J. M., Hynie, M., Lalonde, R. N. & Kawakami, K. L. Managing conflict between multiple identities: Strategies and moderators.

Jones, J. M. & Jetten, J. Multiple groups as self-fuel: How our (social) identities drive behaviour.

Jones, J. M. & Jetten, J. Siphoning self-fuel: Focusing on the similarity, compatibility, and positivity of multiple groups increases persistence.

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