Dr John Maltby
My research focuses on how the dynamic between agency and structure shapes human beliefs and behaviour. A key feature of my work a) capacity for human beings to make choices and to impose those choices on their world, and b) how individuals respond, or feel able to respond, to social influence.
Recent Journal Publications
Maltby, J., Day, L., Pinto, D.P. & Hogan, R.A. & Wood, A.M. (2013). Beliefs in being unlucky and deficits in executive functioning. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 137-147.
Joseph, S., Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., Stockton, H., Hunt, N., & Regel, S. (2012). The Psychological Well-Being - Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ): Reliability and Validity Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 420-428.
Wood, A.M., Brown, G.D.A. & Maltby, J. (2011). Thanks, but I'm used to better. A relative rank model of gratitude. Emotion, 11, 175-180.
Wood, A. M., Linley, P. A., Maltby, J., Baliousis, M. & Joseph, S. (2008). The authentic personality: A theoretical and empirical conceptualization, and the development of the Authenticity Scale. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 385-399.
Wood, A. M., Maltby, J. Stewart, N., Linley, P. A., & Joseph, S. (2008). A social-cognitive model of trait and state levels of gratitude. Emotion, 8, 281-290.
b) Structure and Social Influence
Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., Vlaev, I., Taylor, M. J., & Brown, G. D. A. (2012). Contextual Effects on the Perceived Health Benefits of Exercise: The Exercise Rank Hypothesis. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34, 828-841.
Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2011). Celebrity Worship and Incidence of Elective Cosmetic Surgery: Evidence of a link among young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49, 483-489.
Wood, A.M., Brown, G.D.A., Maltby, J. & Watkinson, P. (2012). How are Personality Judgments Made? A Cognitive Model of Reference Group Effects, Personality Scale Responses, and Behavioral Reactions. Journal of Personality, 80, 1275-1311.
Wood, A. M., Brown, G. D. A., & Maltby, J. (2012). Social norm influences on evaluations of the risks associated with alcohol consumption: Applying the rank based Decision by Sampling model to health judgments. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47, 57-62.
Maltby, J. Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2013). Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. (3rd Edition) Harlow: Pearson Education.
Maltby, J., Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2011). Differentielle Psychologie, Personlichkeit und Intelligenz. Munchen: Pearson Studium.
Maltby, J., Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2010). Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. (2nd Edition). Harlow: Pearson Education.
Maltby, J. Williams, G., McGarry, J. & Day, L. (2010). Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare. Harlow: Prentice Hall (Pearson Education) .
Maltby, J., Milburn, L. & Durrant, D. (2012). Adaptive Resilience, Diversity and the Creative Case: Developing current strategies and networks among Disability and Deaf Lead Organisations with the Midlands and South West. . Arts Council England. (£33,280)
Maltby, J., Milburn, L. & Durrant, D. (2012). A Disability Audit: Midlands and South West. Arts Council England. (£6,720)
Paterson, K., Filik, R. & Maltby, J. (2011-2013). Improving secondary school students’ science text comprehension. Leverhulme Trust. (£72,821).
Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2009/10). Individual Difference Practical Resource Pack. Higher Education Academy Psychology Network. (£5,492). (Click here)
Colley, A. & Maltby, J. (2009/10). Public sporting role models, sports interest and sport participation among young people. Leverhulme Trust. (£36,454)
Maltby, J., Day, L. & Giles, D. C. (2008/2009). ‘To be, or not to be, a psychologist’: Psychology students implicit theories of what makes an ideal psychologist. Higher Education Academy Psychology Network (£5,679). (Click here)
Maltby, J., Day, L. & Giles, D. C. (2008/2009). Psychological Test Resource. Higher Education Academy Psychology Network. (£4,966). (Click here)
The British Psychological Society 2010 Award for Excellence in Psychology Education