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Prof Thomas Pollet

Professor

Department: Psychology

Dr. Thomas Pollet obtained his Ph.D. at Newcastle University (UK). He has since worked as Assistant professor at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in the department of Evolutionary Social Psychology where he taught several courses on evolution and human behavior. He was also employed as Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam (Social and Organizational Psychology) where he carried out teaching and research using an evolutionary framework. From November 2016 to July 2017 he worked for Universiteit Leiden. In July 2017, he took up a post as Associate Professor (Reader) with Northumbria University.

Campus Address

NB.165



My research focuses on understanding the wealth of social relationships people have (e.g., romantic relationships, friendships, family relationships) and understanding the role of individual differences (e.g., personality, height, hormones,…) for these social relationships from an interdisciplinary framework. To this end, I conduct survey, observational, and experimental studies, next to analysing secondary datasets. Furthermore, I am interested in (improving) methodology and statistics and frequently collaborate with others on diverse topics. 

Further information can be found at https://tvpollet.github.io/

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An exploratory psychometric network analysis of loneliness scales in a sample of older adults, Thompson, A., Pollet, T. 1 Feb 2024, In: Current Psychology
  • Gender(ed) performances: Women’s impression management in stand-up comedy, Cook, C., Callahan, J., Pollet, T., Elliott, C. 1 Apr 2024, In: Human Relations
  • No relationships between self-reported Instagram use or type of use and mental well-being: A study using a nationally representative online sample of UK adults, Roberts, S., Malcolm, C., McCarty, K., Pollet, T. 1 Feb 2024, In: Cyberpsychology
  • Publication bias in psychology: A closer look at the correlation between sample size and effect size, Linden, A., Pollet, T., Hönekopp, J. 15 Feb 2024, In: PLoS One
  • Sample characteristics for quantitative analyses in Body Image: Issues of generalisability, Pollet, T., Bovet, J., Buhaenko, R., Cornelissen, P., Tovee, M. 11 Apr 2024, In: Body Image
  • The mental well-being of Involuntary Celibates, Delaney, T., Pollet, T., Cook, C. 1 Feb 2024, In: Personality and Individual Differences
  • Acting gender: Actors’ experiences of gender role conformity and hopes for their characters, Cook, C., Pollet, T., Callahan, J. 13 Jul 2023, In: Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
  • Comparing Foodie Calls in Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States: A Registered Replication Report, Orhan, M., Collison, B., Howell, J., Kowal, M., Pollet, T. 16 Mar 2023, In: Psychological Reports
  • Consequences of arbitrary binning the midpoint category in survey data: an illustration with student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, Pollet, T., Bilalic, M., Shepherd, L. 27 Nov 2023, In: Studies in Higher Education
  • Consistency of Eye Coloration Across Different Relationship Partners, Newman, A., Pollet, T., McCarty, K., Neave, N., Saxton, T. 1 Jan 2023, In: Archives of Sexual Behavior

Alexandra Thompson Social network characteristics and loneliness in older adults Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 30/07/2023

Psychology PhD July 01 2009


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