Jessie Wilson

Jessie Wilson


  • B.A. Art History (Magna cum Laude), San Francisco State University, 2001
  • B.A. Psychology (Summa cum Laude), California State University, East Bay, 2005
  • M.A. Psychological Research, San Francisco State University, 2007
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, 2011 (Supervisors: Colleen Ward, Ron Fischer)


Category: Alumni


Areas of interest

Acculturation; sociocultural adaptation; intercultural training and program development; emotion; emotional intelligence; motivation

Selected publications

Wilson, J., Ward, C., & Fischer, R. (2013). Beyond culture learning theory: What can personality tell us about cultural competence? Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 44, 900-927.

Ward, C., Wilson, J., & Fischer, R. (2011). Assessing the predictive validity of cultural intelligence over time. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 138-142.

Ward, C., Fox, S., Wilson, J., Stuart, J., Kus, L. (2009). Contextual influences on acculturation processes: The roles of family, community, and society. Psychological Studies, 1. doi:10.1007/s12646-010-0003-8

Wilson, J. (2009). The Sociocultural Adaptation Scale (SCAS) and its correlates: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Academy of Intercultural Research.

Wilson, J (2008). Emotion recognition training and intercultural adjustment in international students. Paper presented at the 19th International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Matsumoto, D., & Wilson, J. (2008). Culture, emotion, and motivation. In R. Sorrentino & S. Yamaguchi (Eds.), Handbook of Motivation and Cognition Across Cultures. New York, NY: Elsevier, Inc.


You can access Jessie's thesis here.