Vitae & Publications

For a full list of publications, see my vitae or view my profile on Google Scholar and ResearchGate. Recent and featured publications are listed here.


Paton, D., & McClure, J. (2013). Preparing for disaster: Building household and community capacity. Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd.

McClure, J. L. (1991/2008). Explanations, accounts and illusions: A critical analysis. Cambridge University Press.

Edited Book:

Kashima, Y., Endo, Y., Kashima, E., Leung, C., & McClure, J. (Eds.), (2004). Progress in Asian Social Psychology, Vol. 4. Seoul, Korea: Kyoyook-kwahak-sa.

Recent Journal Articles & Book Chapters:

Henrich, L., McClure, J., & Crozier, M. (2015). Effects of risk framing on earthquake risk perception: Life-time frequencies enhance recognition of the risk. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13, 145-150. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.05.003

Hodis, F., Johnston, M., Meyer, L., McClure, J., Hodis, G. M., Starkey, L. (2015). Maximal levels of aspiration, minimal boundary goals, and their relationships with academic achievement: The case of secondary-school students. British Educational Research Journal. doi:10.1002/berj.3189

McClure, J., Johnston, D., Henrich, L., Milfont, T., & Becker, J.  (2015). When a hazard occurs where it is not expected: Risk judgments about different regions after the Christchurch earthquakes. Natural Hazards, 75, 635-652. doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1338-6.

McClure, J., Doyle, E. E. H., & Velluppillai, J. (2014). A tale of two cities: Judgments about earthquake and aftershock probabilities across time windows. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

McClure, J., Spittal, M., Fischer, R., Charleson, A. (2014).  Why do people take fewer damage mitigation actions than survival actions?  Other factors outweigh cost.  Natural Hazards Review. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000152.

Doyle, E. E. H., McClure, J., Paton, D., & Johnston, D.M. (2014). Uncertainty and decision making: Volcanic crisis scenarios. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 10, 75-101.

Doyle, E. E. H., McClure, J., Johnston, D. M. & Paton, D. (2014). Communicating likelihoods and probabilities in forecasts of volcanic eruptions. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 272, 1-15. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.12.006

Leong, C. L. Y., Fischer, R., McClure, J.  (2014).  Are nature lovers more innovative? The relationship between connectedness with nature and cognitive styles.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 57-63. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.03.007

McClure, J. & Velluppillai, J. (2013). The effects of news media reports on earthquake attributions and preventability judgments:  Mixed messages about the Canterbury earthquake.  Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2013-1, 27-36.

Walkey, F. H., McClure, J., Meyer, L. H., & Weir, K. F. (2013). Low expectations equal low expectations: Aspirations, motivation and achievement in secondary school. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 38, 306-315.

Foster, l., McClure, J., McDowall, J., & Crawford, M.  (2013). Attributions about persons with brain injury: The effects of knowledge and familiarity with brain injury.  Brain Injury, 27, 485-491.

Johnston, D., Becker, J., McClure, J., Paton, D., McBride, S., Wright, K., Leonard, G., & Hughes, M.  (2013). Community understanding of, and preparedness for, earthquake and tsunami risk in Wellington, New Zealand.  In H. Joffe, T Rossetto, & J. Adams (Eds.) Cities at risk: Living with perils in the 21st Century (Advances in Natural and technological hazards research. London: Springer.

McClure, J. (2012). Attributions, causes, and actions: Is the consciousness of will a perceptual illusion? Theory and Psychology, 22(4), 402-419.

Weir, K. F., Meyer, L. H., McClure, J., & Walkey, F. H. (2012). Part-time work and non-school activities while in high school: Is there a threshold effect on achievement?  New Zealand Annual Review of Education, 21, 97-118.

Eiser, J. R., Bostrom, A., Burton, I., Johnston, D. M., McClure, J., Paton, D; van der Pligt, J., White, M. P. (2012). Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Linden, M. K., & McClure, J. (2012).  The causal attributions of nursing students toward survivors of brain injury.  Nursing Research, 61, 58-65.

McClure, J., Wills, C., Johnston, D., & Recker, C. (2011). New Zealanders’ judgments of earthquake risk before and after the Canterbury earthquakes: Do they relate to preparedness? New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40, 7-11.

Doyle, E. E. H., Johnston, D. M., McClure, J., & Paton, D.  (2011).  The communication of uncertain scientific advice during natural hazard events.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40, 39-50.

McClure, J., Wills, C., Johnston, D., & Recker, C. (2011). How the 2010 Canterbury (Darfield) earthquake affected earthquake risk perception:  Comparing citizens inside and outside the earthquake region. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 11-2, 1-10.

McClure, J., Jeram Patel, G., Wade, K.  (2011). Attributions and expectations for the behavior of persons with brain injury: The effect of visibility of injury.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26, 392-396. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0b013e3181f8fd34

McClure, J., & Sibley, C. G.  (2011). Framing effects on disaster preparation:  Is negative framing more effective?  Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies.

Hodis, F. A., Meyer, L. H., McClure, J., Weir, K. F., & Walkey, F. H. (2011). A longitudinal investigation of motivation and secondary school achievement using growth mixture modeling.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 312-323.

Aitken, C., Chapman, R. B., & McClure, J. (2011). Climate change, powerlessness and the commons dilemma: Assessing New Zealanders’ preparedness to act. Global Environmental Change, 21, 752-760.

McClure, J.  (2011). The role of causal attributions in public misconceptions about brain injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 85 -93. doi:10.1037/a0023354

McClure, J., Meyer L. H., Garisch, J., Fischer, R., Weir, K. F., & Walkey, F. H. (2011). Students’ attributions for their best and worst marks: Do they relate to achievement?  Contemporary Educational Psychology, 36, 71-81. doi:10.1016/j.cedpsych.2010.11.001.

Paton, D., & McClure, J. (2011). Business resilience in the face of crisis and disaster.  In D. Paton & J. M. Violante (Eds.), Working in high risk environments: Developing sustained resilience (pp. 51-68). Springfield, IL: Thomas.

Doyle, E. E. H., Johnston, D. M., McClure, J., & Paton, D. (2011). The communication of uncertain scientific advice during natural hazard events.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40(4).

Graham, J., Meyer, L. H., McKenzie, L., McClure, J., & Weir. K. F. (2010). Māori and Pacific secondary student and parent perspectives on achievement, motivation and the NCEA. Assessment Matters, 2, 132-157.

Hilton, D. J., McClure, J., & Sutton, R. M. (2010). Selecting explanations from causal chains: Do statistical principles explain preferences for voluntary causes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 383-400.

McClure, J., & Abbott, J. (2009). How normative information shapes attributions for the actions of persons with traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 10, 180-187.

Harrington, L., McClure, J., & Siegert, R. J. (2009). Appraisals of intentional actions from three perspectives: Do they relate to paranoia? Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 14, 240-256.

Meyer, L. H., McClure, J. Walkey, F., Weir, K. F., McKenzie, L. (2009). Secondary student motivation orientations and standards-based achievement outcomes. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 79, 273-293.

McClure, J., White, J., & Sibley, C. G. (2009). Framing effects on preparation intentions: Distinguishing actions and outcomes. Disaster Prevention and Management, 18, 187-199.

Spittal, M., McClure, J., Walkey, F., & Siegert, R. (2008). Psychological predictors of earthquake preparation. Environment and Behavior, 40, 798-817.

McClure, J., Buchanan, S., McDowall, J., Wade, K. (2008). Attributions for behaviours of persons with brain injury: The role of perceived severity and time since injury. Brain Injury, 22, 639-648.

McClure, J., Hilton, D. J., & Sutton, R. M. (2007). Judgments of voluntary and physical causes in causal chains: Probabilistic and social functionalist criteria for attributions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 879-901.

McClure, J., Sutton, R. M., & Wilson, M. (2007). How information about building design influences causal attributions for earthquake damage. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 233-242.

McClure, J., Sutton, R M., & Sibley, C. G. (2007). Listening to reporters or engineers: How different messages about building design affect earthquake fatalism. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 1956-1973.

Boyd-Wilson, B. M., Walkey, F. H., & McClure, J. (2007). A measure of serenity: A fresh look at well-being. Advances in Psychology Research, 48, 233-245. Nova Science: New York.

McClure, J. (2007).  Social cognition. In A. Weatherall, M. Wilson, D. Harper, & J. McDowall (Eds.) Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 54-58)Auckland: Pearson Education New Zealand.

McClure, J., Devlin, M. E., McDowall, J., & Wade, K.  (2006).  Visible markers of brain injury influence attributions for adolescents’ behaviour.  Brain Injury, 10, 1029-1035.

Spittal, M. J., Walkey, F. H., McClure, J., Siegert, R. J., & Ballantyne, K. E. (2006).  The Earthquake Readiness Scale:  The development of a valid and reliable unifactorial measure.  Natural Hazards, 39, 15-29.

Crozier, M., McClure, J., Vercoe, J., & Wilson, M.  (2006).  The effects of land zoning information on judgments about earthquake damage.  Area, 38.2, 143-152.

Paton, D., McClure, J., & Burgelt, P. Y. (2006).  Natural Hazard resilience; Modelling preparedness.  In D. Paton & D. Johnston (Eds.) Natural Hazard resilience:  The role of individual and household preparedness (pp. 105-127).  Springfield, IL: Thomas.

Hilton, D. J., McClure, J., & Slugoski, B. (2005). Counterfactuals, conditionals and causality: A social psychological perspective. In D. R. Mandel, D. J. Hilton, & P. Catellani (Eds.), The Psychology of Counterfactual Thinking (pp. 44-60). Routledge.

Boonzaier, A., McClure, J., & Sutton, R. M. (2005). Distinguishing the effects of beliefs and preconditions: The folk psychology of goals and actions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35(6), 725-740. doi:10.1002/ejsp.280

Harrington, L., Siegert, R. J., Langdon, R., & McClure, J. (2005). Schizophrenia, theory of mind, and persecutory delusions. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 10(2), 87-104. doi:10.1080/13546800344000327

McClure, J., Hilton, D., & Sutton, R. (2005). The social utility of preferences for intentions in explanations. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57, 94-95.

Siegert, R., Harrington, L., & McClure, J. (2005). Theory of mind in schizophrenia: A critical review. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 10(4), 249-286. doi:10.1080/13546800444000056

Spittal, M. J., McClure, J., Siegert, R. J., & Walkey, F. H. (2005). Optimistic bias in relation to preparedness for earthquakes. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2005(1).