Leanne S. Son Hing

Bio Outline


  • Fellow
  • Successful Societies


  • University of Guelph
Department of Psychology


  • Canada


PhD (Psychology), University of Waterloo
MA (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), University of Waterloo
BAH (Psychology), Queen's University


Leanne Son Hing is a psychologist who researches social justice issues relevant to organizational settings.

Her current research questions: Are people always aware of their prejudices, and how does this awareness influence their discriminatory behaviour? When people oppose diversity initiatives (e.g., employment equity), does this stem from concerns about perceived justice violations or from prejudice toward target-group members? How do people in organizational settings come to make unethical decisions, and to what extent are authoritarian dynamics between leaders and followers to blame? When people perceive that they have been treated in an unfair manner or that they have received an unfair outcome, how does this affect their stress levels and their state of self-esteem?


Member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 2009

University of Guelph Department of Psychology Teaching Award, 2001

Relevant Publications

Bobocel, D.R. et al. "Justice-based opposition to social policies: Is it genuine?" J. Pers. Soc. Psychol. 75, no. 3 (September 1998): 653–69.