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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 exploration of the impact of contextual information on the emotion recognition ability of autistic adults, Metcalfe, D., McKenzie, K., Pollet, T., McCarty, K., Murray, G. 1 Jun 2022, In: International Journal of Psychology
  • Are we measuring loneliness in the same way in men and women in the general population and in the older population? Two studies of measurement equivalence., Pollet, T., Thompson, A., Malcolm, C., McCarty, K., Saxton, T., Roberts, S. 19 Apr 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Friendships, loneliness and psychological well-being in older adults: A limit to the benefit of the number of friends, Thompson, A., Smith, M., McNeill, A., Pollet, T. 4 May 2022, In: Ageing & Society
  • Subscales in the National Student Survey (NSS): Some considerations on their structure, Pollet, T., Shepherd, L. 26 Apr 2022, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • The role of self-efficacy and self-esteem in mediating positive associations between functional social support and psychological wellbeing in people with a mental health diagnosis, Rippon, D., Shepherd, J., Wakefield, S., Lee, A., Pollet, T. 5 May 2022, In: Journal of Mental Health
  • When (deliberate) practice is not enough – the role of intelligence, practice, and knowledge in academic performance, Bilalic, M., Đokić, R., Koso-Drljević, M., Djapo, N., Pollet, T. 12 Jul 2022, In: Current Psychology
  • 3D visualisation of psychometric judgements of the ideal male body, Mohamed, S., Kramer, R., Thornborrow, T., Pollet, T., Tovee, M., Cornelissen, P. 1 Sep 2021, In: Body Image
  • A meta-analysis of the reliability of the Sexual Self-Esteem Inventory in Women (SSEI-W) measure, Lloyd, A., Brown, G., Pollet, T. 4 Oct 2021, In: Psychology and Sexuality
  • An exploratory factor analysis of the Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale in a sample of self-identified nerds/geeks, Finister, C., Pollet, T., Neave, N. 22 Feb 2021, In: The Social Science Journal
  • Egocentric network characteristics of persons with Type 1 Diabetes and their relationships to perceived social support and well-being, Cheyne, T., Smith, M., Pollet, T. 2021, In: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

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

Psychology PhD July 01 2009


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