Dr Geoff Thomas

Work & Organisational Psychology Group

Position: Senior Lecturer
Email: g.m.thomas@aston.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3295
Room: SW8021

  • PhD. Psychology (University of Canterbury, 2001). Accuracy in empathic and trait judgements: The quest for the good judge, good target, good trait and good relationship (Supervisor: G.J.O. Fletcher)
  • M.A. (1st) in Work Psychology (University of Canterbury, 1994)
  • B.Com. in Accounting and Management (University of Canterbury, 1987)
  • Judgement accuracy, especially empathy/mind-reading
  • Leadership, especially relationship-based leadership
  • Close relationships and relationship science
  • Workplace Trust
  • Social cognition
  • Thomas, G., Martin, R., Epitropaki, O., Guillaume, Y., & Lee, A. (2013). Social cognition in leader-follower relationships: Applying insights from relationship science to understanding relationship-based approaches to leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior, in press.

  • Thomas, G., Martin, R., & Riggio, R.E. (2013). Leading groups: Leadership as a group process. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations,16, 3-16.

  • Senior, C., Martin, R., Thomas, G., Topakas, A., West, M., & Yeates, R. (2012).  Developmental stability and leadership effectiveness. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 281-291.

  • Thomas, G., Legood, A., Lee, A. (2010). Mind-reading accuracy. In J. Smith, W. Ickes & J. Hall (Ed.) Managing interpersonal sensitivity: Knowing when an when not to understand others. New Science Publishers

  • Martin, R., Epitropaki, O., Thomas, G., & Topakas, A. (2010).  A critical review of Leader-Member Relationship (LMX) research: Future prospects and directions. International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 25, 61-91.

  • Thomas, G., & Maio, G. M. (2008). Man, I feel like a woman: When and how gender-role motivation helps mind-reading. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1165-1179.

  • Maio, G.M., Thomas, G.., Fincham, F.D., & Carnelley, K. B. (2008). Unraveling the role of forgiveness in families. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 307-319.

  • Maio, G. M., & Thomas, G. (2007). The epistemic-teleologic model of deliberate self persuasion. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11, 46-67.

  • Martin, R., Thomas, G., Charles, C., Epitropaki, O., & McNamara, R. (2005).  The role of Leader -Member Exchanges in mediating the relationship between locus of control and work reactions. Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, 78, 141-147.

  • Thomas, G. & Fletcher, G. J. O. (2003). Mind-reading accuracy in intimate relationships: Assessing the roles of the relationship, the target, and the judge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 1079-1094.

  • Fletcher, G. J. O., Simpson, J. A., & Thomas, G. (2001). Ideals, perceptions, and evaluations in early relationship developmentJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 933-940.

  • Fletcher, G., & Thomas, G. (2000). On-line cognition and behavior in marital interaction: A longitudinal study. Personal Relationships, 7, 111-130.

  • Fletcher, G. J. O., Simpson, J., & Thomas, G. (2000). Relationship quality judgments: A confirmatory factor analysis.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 340-354.

  • Fletcher, G. J. O., Thomas, G., & Durant, R. (1999).  Cognitive and behavioural accommodation in close relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 16, 705-730.

  • Fletcher, G., Simpson, J., Thomas, G., & Giles, L. (1999).  Ideals in close relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 72-89.

  • Thomas, G., Fletcher, G. J. O., & Lange, C. (1997). On-line empathic accuracy in marital interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 839-850.

  • Thomas, G., & Fletcher, G. J. O. (1997).  Empathic accuracy in close relationships. In W. Ickes (Ed.). Empathic accuracy (pp. 194-297). Guilford Press.

  • Fletcher, G. J. O., & Thomas, G. (1996). Close relationship lay theories: Their structure and function. In G. Fletcher & J. Fitness (Eds.), Knowledge structures in close relationships: A social psychological approach (pp. 3-24). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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