Katherine Thomas

Degree: Ph.D., 2015, Michigan State University

Kate Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University.

Research Interests:

My research involves integrating dynamic measurement models with dynamic theories of personality and psychological functioning to articulate behavioral patterns associated with well-being and distress, particularly as these patterns manifest in relationships.

Representative Publications:

Dermody, S. S., Thomas, K. M., Hopwood, C. J., Durbin, C. E., & Wright, A. G. C. (2017). Modeling the complexity of dynamic, momentary interpersonal behavior: Applying the time varying effect model to test predictions from interpersonal theory. Journal of Research in Personality, 68, 54-62. 

Hopwood, C.J., Thomas, K.M., Luo, X., Bernarnd, N., Lin, Y., & Levendosky, A.L. (2016). Implementing dynamic assessments in psychotherapy. Assessment, 23(4), 507-517.

Blonigen, D.M., Bui, L.B., Britt, J.Y., Thomas, K.M., & Timko, C. (2016). Internalizing and externalizing personality subtypes predict differences in functioning and outcomes among veterans in residential substance use disorder treatment. Psychological Assessment, 28(10), 1186-1197.

Heinz, A.J., Bui, L.B., Thomas, K.M., & Blonigen, D. (2015, August). The distinct facets of impulsivity exhibit differentiation associations with substance use disorder treatment processes: A cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation among military veterans. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Advance online publication.

Ambwani, S.A., Slane, J.D., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., & Grilo, C.M. (2014). Interpersonal dysfunction and affect regulation difficulties in disordered eating among men and women. Eating Behaviors, 15, 550-554.

Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Woody, E., Ethier, N., Sadler, P. (2014). Momentary assessment of interpersonal process in psychotherapy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61(1), 1-14.

Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Donnellan, M.B., Wright, A.G.C., Sanislow, C.A., McDevitt- Murphy, M.E., Shea, M.T., Skodol, A.E., Markowitz, J.C., Grilo, C.M., Ansell, E.B., McGlashan, T.H., Zanarini, M.C., & Morey, L.C. (2014). Personality heterogeneity in PTSD: Distinct temperament and interpersonal typologies. Psychological Assessment, 26(1), 23-24.

Williams, T.F., Thomas, K.M., Donnellan, M.B., & Hopwood, C.J. (2014). The aversive interpersonal behaviors associated with pathological personality traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 28, 1-17.

Ambwani, S.A., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., & Grilo, C.M. (2014). Obesity stigmatization as the status quo: Assessment and prevalence among young adults in the U.S. Eating Behaviors, 15, 366-370.

Reich, D.B., Zanarini, M.C., Hopwood, C.J., Thomas, K.M., & Fitzmaurice, G.M. (2014). Comparison of affective instability in borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder using a self-report measure. Personality and Mental Health, 8, 143-150.

Thomas, K.M., Yalch, M.M., Krueger, R.F., Wright, A.G.C., Markon, K.E., & Hopwood, C.J. (2013). The convergent structure of DSM-5 personality trait facets and Five-Factor Model trait domains. Assessment, 20(3), 308-311.

Wright, A.G.C., Pincus, A.L., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Markon, K.E., & Krueger, R.F. (2013). Conceptions of narcissism and the DSM-5 pathological personality traits. Assessment, 20(3), 339-352.

Samuel, D.B., Hopwood, C.J., Krueger, R.F., Thomas, K.M., Ruggero, C. (2013). Comparing methods for scoring personality disorder types using maladaptive traits in DSM-5. Assessment, 20(3), 353-361.

Dawood, S., Thomas, K.M., Wright, A.G.C., & Hopwood, C.J. (2013). Heterogeneity of interpersonal problems among depressed young adults: Associations with substance abuse and pathological personality traits. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(5), 513-522.

Sims, J.A., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Chen, S.H., & Pascale, P. (2013). Psychometric properties and norms for the Personality Assessment Inventory in egg donors and carriers. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(5), 495-499.

Hopwood, C.J., Donnellan, M.B., Ackerman, R.A., Thomas, K.M., Morey, L.C., Skodol, A.E. (2013). A DSM-IV approach to pathological narcissism: The validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4 Narcissistic Personality Disorder scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(3).274-283.

Klahr, A.M., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J. Klump, K.L., & Burt, S.A. (2013). Evocative gene- environment correlation in the mother-child relationship: A twin study of interpersonal processes. Development and Psychopathology, 25(1), 105-118.

Wright, A.G.C., Pincus, A.L., Hopwood, C.J., Thomas, K.M., Markon, K.E., & Krueger, R.F. (2012). An interpersonal analysis of pathological personality traits in DSM-5. Assessment, 19(3), 263-275.

Thomas, K.M., Wright, A.G.C., Lukowitsky, M.R., Donnellan, M.B., & Hopwood, C.J. (2012). Evidence for the criterion validity and clinical utility of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory. Assessment, 19(2), 135-145.

Hopwood, C.J., Thomas, K.M., Markon, K.E., Wright, A.G.C., & Krueger, R.F. (2012). DSM-5 personality traits and DSM-IV personality disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(2), 424-432.

Wright, A.G.C., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Markon, K.E., Pincus, A.L., & Krueger, R.F. (2012). The Hierarchical structure DSM-5 pathological personality traits. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(4), 951-957.

Yalch, M.M., Thomas, K.M., & Hopwood, C.J. (2012). The validity of trait, symptom, and prototype approaches for describing borderline and antisocial personality disorders. Personality and Mental Health, 6(3), 207-216.

Cain, N.M. Ansell, E.B., Wright, A.G.C., Hopwood, C.J., Thomas, K.M., Pinto, A., et al. (2012) Interpersonal pathoplasticity in the course of major depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(1), 78-86.

Hopwood, C.J., Thomas, K.M., & Zanarini, M. (2012). Hyperbolic temperament and borderline personality disorder. Personality and Mental Health, 6(1), 22-32.

Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Orlando, M.J., Weathers, F.W., & McDevitt-Murphy, M.E. (2012). Detecting feigned PTSD using the Personality Assessment Inventory. Psychological Injury and Law, 5,192-201.

Katherine Thomas

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, PSYC 1124

E-mail: katethomas@purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-5857

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