Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 R.E.A.L. (Racialized Experiences in Academic Life) Talk: a Curated Conversation with Four Black FellowsJournal of Business and Psychology2021
2020 Black lives matter…still: moving beyond acknowledging the problem toward effective solutions in graduate training and educationEquality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.  39:741-747. 2020
2019 Leading as “the Other”Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.  26:402-406. 2019
2018 Do Color Blindness and Multiculturalism Remedy or Foster Discrimination and Racism?Current Directions in Psychological Science.  27:200-206. 2018
2017 Guest editorialEquality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.  36:698-706. 2017
2015 The role of diversity practices and inclusion in promoting trust and employee engagementJournal of Applied Social Psychology.  45:35-44. 2015
2014 Race and ethnicity in the workplace: Spotlighting the perspectives of historically stigmatized groupsCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.  20:479-482. 2014
2012 A Similar, marginal place in the academy: Contextualizing the leadership strategies of black women in the United States and South AfricaAdvances in Developing Human Resources.  14:156-171. 2012
2010 An inclusive strategy of teaching diversityAdvances in Developing Human Resources.  12:295-311. 2010
2009 Is multiculturalism or color blindness better for minorities?: Short ReportPsychological Science.  20:444-446. 2009
2009 The hidden prejudice in selection: A research investigation on skin color biasJournal of Applied Social Psychology.  39:134-168. 2009
2008 From mammy to superwoman: Images that Hinder Black women's career developmentJournal of Career Development.  35:129-150. 2008
2008 Intentions to initiate mentoring relationships: Understanding the impact of race, proactivity, feelings of deprivation, and relationship rolesJournal of Social Psychology.  148:727-744. 2008
2007 Assessing the multigroup ethnic identity measure for measurement equivalence across racial and ethnic groupsEducational and Psychological Measurement: devoted to the development and application of measures of individual differences.  67:877-888. 2007
2005 The Roles of Protégé Race, Gender, and Proactive Socialization Attempts on Peer MentoringAdvances in Developing Human Resources.  7:540-555. 2005
2002 Minority Employees in Majority Organizations: The Intersection of Individual and Organizational Racial Identity in the WorkplaceHuman Resource Development Review.  1:323-344. 2002
2002 Motivation to control prejudice as a mediator of identity and affirmative action attitudesJournal of Applied Social Psychology.  32:934-964. 2002
2001 Is all sexual harassment viewed the same? Mock juror decisions in same-and cross-gender casesJournal of Applied Psychology.  86:179-187. 2001
2000 Advertising and recruitment: Marketing to minoritiesPsychology and Marketing.  17:235-255. 2000
2000 An examination of happiness, racism, and demographics on judgments of guiltJournal of Applied Social Psychology.  30:816-832. 2000
1999 Career development strategies and experiences of "Outsiders Within" in academeJournal of Career Development.  26:51-67. 1999
1999 Organizational attractiveness and individual differences: Are diverse applicants attracted by different factors?Journal of Business and Psychology.  13:375-390. 1999
1999 The organizational Outsider WithinJournal of Career Development.  26:3-5. 1999
1998 Redefining race in the workplace: Insights from ethnic identity theoryJournal of Black Psychology.  24:76-92. 1998
1997 Managing Stress: Emotion and Power at WorkManagement Learning.  28:98-100. 1997
1996 Psychological privilege and ethnocentrism as barriers to cross-cultural adjustment and effective intercultural interactionsThe Leadership Quarterly.  7:215-228. 1996
1994 Role of Causal Attributions in Dynamic Self-Regulation and Goal ProcessesJournal of Applied Psychology.  79:812-818. 1994


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2014 Foreword 2014
2014 Diversity Ideologies in Organizations 2014
2012 Diversity resistance in organizations 2012


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2015 Group- based experiences of discrimination: Moving beyond cognitive theories.  25-40. 2015
2014 Diversity ideologies in organizations: An introduction.  1-17. 2014
2014 The intersection of organizational and individual diversity ideology on diverse employees’ perceptions of inclusion and organizational justice.  205-231. 2014
2013 I-O psychology education and the nonprofit context.  325-350. 2013
2012 Final reflections: Resisting the resistors.  303-314. 2012
2012 The many faces of diversity resistance in the workplace.  1-22. 2012
2008 Skin color bias in the workplace: The media's role and implications toward preference.  47-62. 2008
2004 Group-level explanations of workplace discrimination.  63-88. 2004

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bucknell University 1988
  • Full Name

  • Kecia Thomas