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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



Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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/

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • 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
  • Extraversion is associated with advice network size, but not network density or emotional closeness to network members, Malcolm, C., Saxton, T., McCarty, K., Roberts, S., Pollet, T. 1 Jan 2021, In: Personality and Individual Differences
  • Facebook Social Use and Anxiety: A Replication Attempt, Sillence, E., Saxton, T., Pollet, T. 9 Jul 2021, In: Human Communication & Technology
  • Fat talk is predicted by body dissatisfaction and social comparison with no interaction effect: Evidence from two replication studies, Pollet, T., Dawson, S., Tovée, M., Cornelissen, P., Cornelissen, K. 1 Sep 2021, In: Body Image
  • Loneliness is Negatively Related to Facebook Network Size, but Not Related to Facebook Network Structure, Brown, R., Roberts, S., Pollet, T. 26 Apr 2021, In: Cyberpsychology
  • Children aged 7–9 prefer cuteness in baby faces, and femininity in women's faces, Saxton, T., Pollet, T., Panagakis, J., Round, E., Brown, S., Lobmaier, J. Nov 2020, In: Ethology
  • Comedians’ trait level and stage personalities: Evidence for goal-directed personality adaptation, Irwing, P., Cook, C., Pollet, T., Hughes, D. 1 Apr 2020, In: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Does ‘Scientists believe…’ imply ‘All scientists believe...’? Individual differences in the interpretation of generic news headlines, Haigh, M., Birch, H., Pollet, T. 23 Nov 2020, In: Collabra: Psychology

PGR Supervision

Alexandra Thompson The association between egocentric social network factors and loneliness in older adults Start Date: 01/10/2018

Qualifications

Psychology PhD July 01 2009


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