I am Senior Lecturer in Psychology. I joined the University of Winchester in May 2014, following a postdoctoral position at the Open University and research and teaching positions at Canterbury Christ Church University. In 2011 I graduated with a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Kent and I hold a German Diploma in Psychology (MSc equivalent) from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany (2005) and an MSc in Social and Applied Psychology from the University of Kent (2005).
Higher Education Teaching qualification: Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA).
- Dixon, J., Durrheim, K. & Thomae, M. (in press). The principle-implementation gap in attitudes towards racial inequality (and how to close it). Advances in Political Psychology.
- Thomae, M. & Houston, D.M. (2016). The impact of gender ideologies on men's and women's desire for a traditional or non-traditional partner. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 152 – 158.
Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349 (6251), 943 – 952.
- Dixon, J., Durrheim, K., Thomae, M., Tredoux, C., Kerr, P. & Quayle, M. (2015). Divide and rule, unite and resist: Contact, collective action and policy attitudes amongst historically disadvantaged groups. Journal of Social Issues. 71(3), 576 – 596.
- Thomae, M. & Pina, A. (2015). Sexist humour and social identity: The role of sexist humour in men’s ingroup cohesion, sexual harassment, rape proclivity and victim blame. Humor: International Journal of Research, 28(2), 184-204.
- Chisango, T., Mayekiso, T., & Thomae, M. (2015). The social nature of benevolent sexism and the antisocial nature of hostile sexism: Is benevolent sexism more likely to manifest in public contexts and hostile sexism in private contexts? International Journal of Psychology. 50, 363 – 371.
- Thomae, M., Martin, M. & Truong, T. (2014).Playing games and asking questions in a non-WEIRD sample: Adapting and testing the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory in Western Burkina Faso. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 8(3), 197-208.
- Dixon, J., Durrheim, K., Kerr, P. & Thomae, M. (2013). What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love and understanding? Further reflections on the limits of prejudice reduction as a model of social change for psychologists. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 1(1), 239-252.
- Thomae, M. & Viki, G.T. (2013). Why did the woman cross the road? The effect of sexist humor on men’s rape proclivity. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology. 7(3), 250-269.
- Thomae, M., Zeitlyn, D., Griffiths, S.S. & Van Vugt, M. (2013). Intergroup contact and the rice allocation via a modified dictator game in rural Cameroon. Field Methods, 25 (1), 74-90.
- Viki, G.T., Thomae, M., Cullen, A. & Fernandez, H. (2007).The effect of sexist humor and type of rape on men's self-reported rape proclivity and victim blame. Current Research in Social Psychology, 13 (10). 122 – 132.
Recent conference presentations
- Thomae, M. & Bailey, M. (2016). The impact of sexist humour on women’s psychological wellbeing and coping. Paper presented at the International Society for Humor Studies Conference 2016, Dublin, Ireland, 27 June – 1 July 2016.
- Thomae, M. & Page, E. (2016). That joke’s so gay. The effect of homophobic humour on perceptions of lesbian women and gay men. Paper presented at the International Society for Humour Studies Conference 2016, Dublin, Ireland, 27 June – 1 July 2016.
- Thomae, M., Immelman, N. & Beaney, R. (2016). Women and men apart together? Patterns of segregation in informal public eating spaces. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Warsaw, Poland, 13 – 16 July 2016.
- Thomae, M., Birtel, M.D. & Wittemann, J. (2016). The interpersonal tolerance scale (IPTS): Scale development and validation. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Warsaw, Poland, 13 – 16 July 2016.
- Thomae, M., Pina, A., Page, T.E. & Hossain, F. (2015). The effects of sexist humour on women’s perceptions of joke funniness, offensiveness, self-esteem and coping. Paper presented at the BPS Developmental Section and Social Section Annual Conference 2015, Manchester, 9 – 11 September 2015.
- Thomae, M., Wood, M. & Immelman, N. (2015). Reproducibility Project: Psychology: a registered replication of Halevy, Bornstein & Sagiv (2008). Paper presented at the BPS Developmental Section and Social Section Annual Conference 2015, Manchester, 9 – 11 September 2015.