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Thomas E. Malloy

Thomas E. Malloy

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Thomas E. Malloy has conducted research on interpersonal perception, peer perceptions in classrooms, intergroup relations and reconciliation, individual differences and behavior, cross-cultural psychology, research methodology, and health psychology.

Professor Malloy is currently funded by RI-INBRE and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study Visual Attention to Faces Varying in Attractiveness and Social Status. Professor Malloy directs the Social Relations Laboratory at Rhode Island College.

International collaboration includes work with researchers at the Finnish National Institute of Health and Welfare on the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort Study, a 25 year longitudinal study of all those born in Finland in 1987. Professor Malloy is collaborating with researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the quality of listening in dyadic interactions. He is also collaborating with researchers at Rutgers University on responses to out-groups. .Dr. Marie Lynch and Malloy are collaborating on the impact of teacher mentor and mentee interpersonal relationships on Personalized Learning among children in the Central Falls School District in Rhode Island.

Primary Interests:

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment

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Journal Articles:

  • Kluger, A.N. & Malloy, T. E. (in press). Question asking as a dyadic behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Malloy, T. E. (2018). Interpersonal attraction in dyads and groups: Effects of the hearts of the beholder and the beheld. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48(3), 285-302.
  • Malloy, T. E. (2013). Trait ratings of the in-group and out-group with minimal acquaintance: Differentiation and out-group favorability (Différentiation et favorabilité des jugements sur les traits de l’endogroupe et de l’exogroupe lors des rencontres sans connaissance antérieure). Psychologie Francaise, 58, 337.350.
  • Malloy, T. E., Agatstein, F., Yarlas, A., & Albright, L. (1997). Effects of communication, stimulus overlap, and target consistency on consensus in social perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 270-280.
  • Malloy, T. E., & Albright, L. (2001). Single and multiple interaction dyadic research designs: Conceptual and analytic issues. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 23, 1-19.
  • Malloy, T. E., & Albright, L. (1990). Interpersonal perception in a social context. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58, 419-428.
  • Malloy, T. E., Albright, L., Diaz-Loving, R., Dong, Q., & Lee, Y. T. (2004). Agreement in personality judgments in non-overlapping social groups in collectivist cultures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 106-117.
  • Malloy, T. E., Albright, L., Kenny, D. A., Agatstein, F., & Winquist, L. (1997). Interpersonal perception and metaperception in non-overlapping social groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 390-398.
  • Malloy, T. E., Barcelos, S., Arruda, E., DeRosa, M., & Fonseca, C. (2005). Individual differences and cross-situational consistency of dyadic social behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 643-654.
  • Malloy, T. E., & Goldfield, B. (2010). Use of the asymmetric block design and variance component analysis in research on adult-child language interaction. Ab Initio International Online, Spring, 2010.
  • Malloy, T. E., & Kenny, D. A. (1986). The Social Relations Model: An integrative method for personality research. Journal of Personality, 54, 101-124.
  • Malloy, T. E., & Kinney, L. (2017). Implications for the Self Determines Benevolence and Self-Protection in Intergroup Relations. Self and Identity, 16(2), 171-193..
  • Malloy, T. E., Sugarman, D. B., Montvilo, R. K., & Ben-Zeev. (1995). Children's interpersonal perceptions: A social relations analysis of perceiver and target effects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 418-426.
  • Malloy, T. E., Yarlas, A. S., Montvilo, R. K., & Sugarman, D. B. (1996). Agreement and accuracy of children's interpersonal perceptions: A social relations analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 692-702.

Other Publications:

  • Malloy, T. E. (2008). Intergroup relations and reconciliation: Theoretical Analysis and Methodological Implications. In A. Nadler, T. E. Malloy, & J. D. Fisher (Eds.), Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Malloy, T. E., Albright, L., & Scarpati, S. (2007). Awareness of peers' judgments of oneself: Accuracy and process of metaperception. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31, 483-490.
  • Malloy, T. E., Ristikari, T., Berrios-Candelaria, R., Lewis, B., & Agatstein, F. (2011). Status based asymmetry in intergroup responses: Implications for intergroup reconciliation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 31-42.
  • Malloy, T. E. (2014). Responses to Out-Groups Sharing a Common Feature with an Adversary: Intergroup Generalization and Differentiation. In Draper, T. (Ed.). Psychology of prejudice: New research. Nova Publishers.

Courses Taught:

  • Graduate Seminar in Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Thomas E. Malloy
Department of Psychology
Rhode Island College
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
United States of America

  • Phone: (401) 456-8177

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