Cameron Mackey

Cameron Mackey

Researcher I



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Cameron D. Mackey is a Researcher I in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin. He is a recent recipient of a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Ohio University. He also received an MS in Experimental Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and BS in both Psychology and Sociology from Jacksonville State University (JSU). Cameron’s work in psychology pertained to how majority group members react to threats to their status or worldview and how minority group members cope with their underprivileged status. One aspect of this research most relevant to the Department of Life Sciences Communication examines how religious and nonreligious individuals view the relationship between religion and science and how that impacts participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. His academic work has been published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, Public Understanding of Science, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology, among other outlets. Find a full list of Cameron’s publications on Google Scholar.


August 2013 – April 2017 B.S., Special Honors in Psychology & Sociology
August 2017 – May 2019 M.S., Research Psychology
August 2019 – May 2024 Ph.D., Experimental Psychology