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  Tom is an Associate Professor in Occupational Psychology and is Programme Director for the Occupational/Business Psychology MSc courses in the School for Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences . Tom studied as an undergraduate student at Coventry University where he conducted research on the organisational consequences of workplace humour. Tom now works with a number of internal and external collaborators on research projects over a wide range of topics, including: emotional intelligence, humour, individual differences, and workplace praise. Tom leads applied research projects with West Midlands Fire Service and a variety of commercial organisations.Tom is passionate about evidence quality and champions open science within his teaching, research and applied practice. Tom encourages anyone interested in his work to get in touch.  


Area of Expertise:

Emotional Intelligence, open science, humour and the social and/or affective aspects of work.  

Research Interests

Open Science; Evidence Quality; Humour; Communication; Meaningful Work; Workplace Praise; Workplace Frustration; Emotional Intelligence; Individual Differences

Vision Statement

Inspired by the high prevalence of negative workplace experiences, my work aims to improve the understanding of, and subsequent engagement with, the social and affective facets of work. I work actively with an unremitting hope to forge a path of innovative and impactful research, and to effectively communicate and apply the findings.

External positions

Senior Associate Tutor, University of Warwick

Jan 2017 → …


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  • A conceptual replication of emotional intelligence as a second-stratum factor of intelligence

    Evans, T., Hughes, D. & Steptoe-Warren, G., 2020, In : Emotion. 20, 3, p. 507-512 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    6 Citations (Scopus)
    73 Downloads (Pure)
  • Exploring the Consistency and Value of Humour Style Profiles

    Evans, T., Johannes, N., Winska, J., Glińska-Neweś, A., van Stekelenburg, A., Nilsonne, G., Dean, L., Fido, D., Galloway, G., Jones, S., Masson, I., Soares, A., Steptoe-Warren, G., Thompson, N. & D'Angelo Ungson, N., 12 May 2020, In : Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology. 4, 1, p. 1-24 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Improving Evidence Quality for Organisational Change Management through Open Science

    Evans, T., 4 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Organizational Change Management. 33, 2, p. 367-378 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    4 Downloads (Pure)
  • To Which World Regions Does the Valence-Dominance Model of Social Perception Apply?

    Jones, B., DeBruine, L., Flake, J., Aczel, B., Adamkovic, M., Alaei, R., Alper, S., Solas, S., Andreychik, M., Ansari, D., Arnal, J., Babinčák, P., Balas, B., Baník, G., Barzykowski, K., Baskin, E., Batres, C., Beaudry, J., Blake, K., Bloxsom, N. & 146 others, Borras-Guevara, M., Brandt, M., Burin, D., Calvillo, D., Carvalho, L., Chandel, P., Chatard, A., Chen, S-C., Chevallier, C., Chopik, W., Christopherson, C., Coetzee, V., Coles, N., Colloff, M., Cook, C., Crawford, M., Danvers, A., de Lima, T., Dixson, B., Dong, T., Dranseika, V., Dunham, Y., Evans, T., Fernandez, A., Ferreira, P. R. S., Flowe, H. D., Forscher, P. S., Gardiner, G., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Gilead, M., Gill, T., Gogan, T. D., González-Santoyo, I., Hahn, A., Hajdú, N., Hatami, J., Hehman, E., Hu, C-P., IJzerman, H., Inzlicht, M., Irrazabal, N., Jaeger, B., Jang, C., Janssen, S. M. J., Jiang, Z., Jünger, J., Kačmár, P., Kaminski, G., Kapucu, A., Karaaslan, A., Koehn, M. A., Kovic, V., Kujur, P., Kung, C-C., Lamm, C., Lee, A-S., Legate, N., Leongómez, J., Levitan, C. A., Lin, H., Lins, S., Liu, Q., Liuzza, M., Lutz, J., Manley, H., Marshall, T., Mburu, G. W., McCarthy, R. J., Michalak, N. M., Miller, J. K., Muñoz Reyes, J., Musser, E. D., Neyroud, L., Nielsen, T. K., O'Mara, E. M., Okan, C., Oldmeadow, J. A., Olsen, J., Özdoğru, A. A., Pande, B., Papadatou-Pastou, M., Parganiha, A., Parveen, N., Pfuhl, G., Phillip, M. C., Pinto, I. R., Polo, P., Pradhan, S., Protzko, J., Qi, Y., Ren, D., Ropovik, I., Rule, N. O., Sampaio, W. M., Sanchez, O. R., Santos, D. R., Sarda, E., Saribay, S. A., Saunders, B., Schei, V., Schild, C., Schmid, I., Schmidt, K., Seehuus, M., Sharifian, M. H., Shiramizu, V. K. M., Simchon, A., Singh, M. M., Sirota, M., Sloane, G., Stephen, I. D., Stieger, S., Storage, D., Sun, J., Sverdrup, T. E., Szecsi, P., Tamnes, C. K., Tan, C. B. Y., Tan, K., Thirkettle, M., Turiegano, E., Uittenhove, K., Urry, H. L., Vadillo, M. A., Valderrama, E., Valentova, J., Van der Linden, N., Vanpaemel, W., Varella, M. A. C., Vásquez-Amézquita, M., Vaughn, L., Vergauwe, E., Vianello, M., Voracek, M., White, D., Willis, M. L., Wilson, J. P., Wlodarczyk, A., Wi, Q., Xie, S. Y., Yan, W-J., Yang, X., Zakharov, I., Zettler, I., Zickfield, J. H. & Chartier, C. R., 11 Sep 2020, In : Nature Human Behaviour. (In-press), p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Feedback-seeking culture moderates the relationship between positive feedback and task performance

    Evans, T. & Dobrosielska, A., 7 May 2019, In : Current Psychology. (In-press), p. (In-press) 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    28 Downloads (Pure)
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