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I joined the University of Winchester in May 2014, following academic positions at The Open University and 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).


Areas of expertise


BSc Psychology - Year 3

PS3801 Research Project: Empirical (Module Leader)
PS3802 Research Project: Empirical (Module Leader: Absence Cover)
PS3824 Media Psychology
PS3827 Evolutionary Psychology (Module Leader)


BSc Psychology - Year 2

PS2802 Conducting Independent Research
PS2815 Society and the Individual



Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Dixon, J., Durrheim, K. & Thomae, M. (2017). The principle-implementation gap in attitudes towards racial inequality (and how to close it). Advances in Political Psychology, 38(1), 91-126. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12393

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. DOI: 0.1016/j.paid.2016.02.026

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349 (6251), 943 – 952. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716

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. DOI: 10.1111/josi.12129

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. DOI: 10.1515/humor-2015-0023

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. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12106


Book Reviews

Thomae, M. (in press). Rivka T. Witenberg. Tolerance: The glue that binds us: Empathy, fairness and reason. Nova Science Publishers, 2016: 151pp. ISBN 9781634842587. Social Psychological Review.

Thomae, M. (2017, Online First). Mari Ruti. The age of scientific sexism: How evolutionary psychology promotes gender profiling and fans the battle of the sexes. Bloomsbury: New York, London, New Delhi, Sydney, 2015: 215 pp. ISBN 9781628923803. Feminism & Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0959353517732590.

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