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Dr Kim Peters

Dr Kim Peters

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

I completed my Masters and PhD in Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Melbourne. I worked in the University of Exeter School of Psychology as a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer, before returning to Australia to work in the University of Queensland’s School of Psychology. In 2019, I joined the Department of Management in the University of Exeter Business School.

I have two major programmes of research. The first explores how people’s perceptions of self and other fuel their motivation to lead and follow. The second studies the flow of reputational information through social networks and its implications for social beliefs, behaviours and bonds. This work has been published in leading journals in management and psychology, including Psychological Science, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Management and Leadership Quarterly, as well as articles and reports for the public and private sector (e.g., European Parliament, Harvard Business Review and BMJ Careers).

Nationality: Australian

Qualifications

PhD

Research interests

  • Gossip
  • Reputation
  • Identity at work
  • Leadership and followership

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Peters K, Fonseca MA (In Press). Truth, Lies and Gossip. Psychological Science Full text.
Peters K (In Press). “Our Country Needs a Strong Leader Right Now”: Economic Inequality Enhances the Wish for a Strong Leader. Psychological Science Full text.
Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Peters K, Quiggin J (2020). Identity economics meets identity leadership: Exploring the consequences of elevated CEO pay. Leadership Quarterly, 31(3). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Shank DB, Kashima Y, Peters K, Li Y, Robins G, Kirley M (2019). Norm talk and human cooperation: can we talk ourselves into cooperation?. J Pers Soc Psychol, 117(1), 99-123. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Peters K, Haslam SA (2018). I follow, therefore I lead: a longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines. Br J Psychol, 109(4), 708-723. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Fonseca MA, Peters K (2018). Will any gossip do? Gossip does not need to be perfectly accurate to promote trust. Games and Economic Behavior, 107, 253-281. Full text. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Peters K, Fonseca MA (In Press). Truth, Lies and Gossip. Psychological Science Full text.
McLaughlin H, Silvester J, Bilimoria D, Jane S, Sealy R, Peters K, Moltner H, Huse M, Goke J (In Press). Women in power: Contributing factors that impact on women in organizations and politics; psychological research and bets practice. Organizational Dynamics Full text. DOI.
Peters K (In Press). “Our Country Needs a Strong Leader Right Now”: Economic Inequality Enhances the Wish for a Strong Leader. Psychological Science Full text.
Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Peters K, Quiggin J (2020). Identity economics meets identity leadership: Exploring the consequences of elevated CEO pay. Leadership Quarterly, 31(3). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
van Dick R, Fink L, Steffens NK, Peters K, Haslam SA (2019). Attributions of leaders’ charisma increase after their death: the mediating role of identity leadership and identity fusion. Leadership, 15(5), 576-589. Abstract. DOI.
Bentley SV, Peters K, Haslam SA, Greenaway KH (2019). Construction at Work: Multiple Identities Scaffold Professional Identity Development in Academia. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 10 Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Fransen K, Haslam SA, Steffens NK, Mallett CJ, Peters K, Boen F (2019). Making 'us' better: High-quality athlete leadership relates to health and burnout in professional Australian football teams. Eur J Sport Sci, 1-11. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Shank DB, Kashima Y, Peters K, Li Y, Robins G, Kirley M (2019). Norm talk and human cooperation: can we talk ourselves into cooperation?. J Pers Soc Psychol, 117(1), 99-123. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Steffens NK, Peters K, Haslam SA, Platow MJ (2019). One of us … and us … and us: Evidence that leaders’ multiple identity prototypicality (LMIP) is related to their perceived effectiveness. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 3(2), 175-199. Full text. DOI.
Peters K, Haslam SA (2018). I follow, therefore I lead: a longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines. Br J Psychol, 109(4), 708-723. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
O’Donnell M, Nelson LD, Ackermann E, Aczel B, Akhtar A, Aldrovandi S, Alshaif N, Andringa R, Aveyard M, Babincak P, et al (2018). Registered Replication Report: Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 268-294. DOI.
Green J, Rees T, Peters K, Sarkar M, Haslam SA (2018). Resolving not to quit: Evidence that salient group memberships increase resilience in a sensorimotor task. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(DEC). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Kashima Y, Bratanova B, Peters K (2018). Social transmission and shared reality in cultural dynamics. Current Opinion in Psychology, 23, 15-19. DOI.
Peters K, Steffens NK, Morgenroth T (2018). Superstars Are Not Necessarily Role Models: Morality Perceptions Moderate the Impact of Competence Perceptions on Supervisor Role Modeling. European Journal of Social Psychology DOI.
Fonseca MA, Peters K (2018). Will any gossip do? Gossip does not need to be perfectly accurate to promote trust. Games and Economic Behavior, 107, 253-281. Full text. DOI.
Jetten J, Wang Z, Steffens NK, Mols F, Peters K, Verkuyten M (2017). A social identity analysis of responses to economic inequality. Current Opinion in Psychology, 18, 1-5. DOI.
Haslam SA, Steffens NK, Peters K, Boyce RA, Mallett CJ, Fransen K (2017). A social identity approach to leadership development; the 5R program. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 16(3), 113-124. Abstract. DOI.
Steffens NK, Peters K, Haslam SA, van Dick R (2017). Dying for charisma: Leaders' inspirational appeal increases post-mortem. Leadership Quarterly, 28(4), 530-542. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Peters K, Jetten J, Radova D, Austin K (2017). Gossiping About Deviance: Evidence That Deviance Spurs the Gossip That Builds Bonds. Psychological Science, 28(11), 1610-1619. Full text. DOI.
Fransen K, Haslam SA, Mallett CJ, Steffens NK, Peters K, Boen F (2017). Is perceived athlete leadership quality related to team effectiveness? a comparison of three professional sports teams. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(8), 800-806. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Abele AE, Hauke N, Peters K, Louvet E, Szymkow A, Duan Y (2016). Facets of the Fundamental Content Dimensions: Agency with Competence and Assertiveness—Communion with Warmth and Morality. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 DOI.
Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Morgenroth T, Rink F, Stoker J, Peters K (2016). Getting on top of the glass cliff: Reviewing a decade of evidence, Explanations, and impact. Leadership Quarterly, 27(3), 446-455. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Fransen K, Haslam SA, Mallett CJ, Steffens NK, Peters K, Boen F (2016). Leading from the Centre: a Comprehensive Examination of the Relationship between Central Playing Positions and Leadership in Sport. PLoS One, 11(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Peters K, Kashima Y (2015). A multimodal theory of affect diffusion. Psychological Bulletin, 141(5), 966-992. DOI.
Peters K, Kashima Y (2015). Bad habit or social good? How perceptions of gossiper morality are related to gossip content. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 45(6), 784-798. Author URL. DOI.
Peters K, Ryan MK, Haslam SA (2015). Marines, medics, and machismo: Lack of fit with masculine occupational stereotypes discourages men's participation. British Journal of Psychology, 106(4), 635-655. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK, Peters K (2015). The motivational theory of role modeling: How role models influence role aspirants' goals. Review of General Psychology, 19(4), 465-483. Abstract. DOI.
Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Reicher SD, Platow MJ, Fransen K, Yang J, Ryan MK, Jetten J, Peters K, Boen F, et al (2014). Leadership as social identity management: Introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model. Leadership Quarterly
Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Reicher SD, Platow MJ, Fransen K, Yang J, Ryan MK, Jetten J, Peters K, Boen F, et al (2014). Leadership as social identity management: Introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model. Leadership Quarterly, 25(5), 1001-1024. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Peters KO, Haslam SA, Ryan MK, Fonseca M (2013). Working with subgroup identities to build organizational identification and support for organizational strategy: a test of the ASPIRe model. Group and Organization Management Abstract.
Peters K, Daniels K, Hodgkinson GP, Haslam SA (2012). Experts’ Judgments of Management Journal Quality. Journal of Management, 40(7), 1785-1812. Full text. DOI.
Peters K, Ryan M, Haslam SA, Fernandes H (2012). To Belong or Not to Belong Evidence That Women's Occupational Disidentification is Promoted by Lack of Fit with Masculine Occupational Prototypes. JOURNAL OF PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, 11(3), 148-158. Author URL. DOI.
Stukas AA, Bratanova B, Peters K, Kashima Y, Beatson RM (2010). Confirmatory processes in attitude transmission: the role of shared reality. Social Influence, 2(5), 101-117.
Stukas AA, Bratanova B, Peters K, Kashima Y, Beatson RM (2010). Confirmatory processes in attitude transmission: the role of shared reality. Social Influence, 5(2), 101-117. Abstract. DOI.
Peters K, Tevichapong P, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2010). Making the Organization Fly Organizational Identification and Citizenship in Full-Service and Low-Cost Airlines. JOURNAL OF PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, 9(3), 145-148. Author URL. DOI.
Peters K, Tevichapong P, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2010). Making your organization fly: Organizational identification and cooperation in the airline industry. Journal of Personnel Psychology(9), 145-148.
Whelan J, Lahan SM, Peters K, Boldero J, Kashima Y (2010). Regulatory focus and attitudes towards migrants. International Journal of Psychology(45), 145-201.
Kashima Y, Bain P, Haslam N, Peters K, Laham S, Whelan J, Bastian B, Loughnan S, Kaufmann L, Fernando J, et al (2009). Folk theory of social change. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12(4), 227-246. Abstract. DOI.
Peters K, Kashima Y, Clark A (2009). Talking about others: Emotionality and the dissemination of social information. European Journal of Social Psychology(39), 207-222. DOI.
Haslam N, Ban L, Kaufman L, Loughnan S, Peters K, Whelan J, Wilson S (2008). What makes an article influential? Predicting impact in social and personality psychology. Scientometrics, 76(1), 169-185.
Peters K, Kashima, Y. (2007). From social talk to social action:. Shaping the social triad with emotion sharing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 780-797.
Peters K, Darlington CL, Smith PF (2000). The effects of repeated optokinetic stimulation on human autonomic function. J Vestib Res, 10(3), 139-142. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Kashima Y, Bratanova B, Peters KO (In Press). Balancing the stability and change: a neo-diffusionist perspective on cultural dynamics of socially transformative ideas. In Wagoner B, Jensen E, Oldmeadow J (Eds.) Culture and social change: Transforming society through the power of ideas, Information Age Publishers.
Peters K, Fonseca MA, Haslam SA, Steffens NK, Quiggin J (2019). Fat cats and thin followers: Excessive CEO pay may reduce ability to lead. In  (Ed) The Social Psychology of Inequality, 21-34. DOI.
Bruckmüller S, Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Peters K (2013). Ceilings, cliffs, and labyrinths: Exploring metaphors for workplace gender discrimination. In Ryan MK, Branscombe NR (Eds.) Sage Handbook of Gender and Psychology.
Peters K, Ryan MK, Haslam SA (2013). Women's occupational motivation: the impact of being a woman in a man's world. In  (Ed) Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers, 162-177. DOI.
Morton TA, Wright R, Peters K, Reynolds K, Haslam S (2012). Social Identity and the Dynamics of Organizational Communication. In Giles H (Ed) The Sage Handbook of Intergroup Communication, Sage.
Peters K, Morton T, Haslam SA (2010). Communication silos and social identity complexity in organizations. In Giles H, Reid S, Howard J (Eds.) The dynamics of intergroup communication. Language as social action, New York, NY, US: Peter Lang Publishing.
Kashima Y, Peters K, Whelan J (2008). Culture, Narrative and Human Agency. In Sorrentino R, Yamaguchi S (Eds.) Handbook of Motivation and Cognition across Cultures, Elsevier Science.

Publications by year


In Press

Kashima Y, Bratanova B, Peters KO (In Press). Balancing the stability and change: a neo-diffusionist perspective on cultural dynamics of socially transformative ideas. In Wagoner B, Jensen E, Oldmeadow J (Eds.) Culture and social change: Transforming society through the power of ideas, Information Age Publishers.
Peters K, Fonseca MA (In Press). Truth, Lies and Gossip. Psychological Science Full text.
McLaughlin H, Silvester J, Bilimoria D, Jane S, Sealy R, Peters K, Moltner H, Huse M, Goke J (In Press). Women in power: Contributing factors that impact on women in organizations and politics; psychological research and bets practice. Organizational Dynamics Full text. DOI.
Peters K (In Press). “Our Country Needs a Strong Leader Right Now”: Economic Inequality Enhances the Wish for a Strong Leader. Psychological Science Full text.

2020

Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Peters K, Quiggin J (2020). Identity economics meets identity leadership: Exploring the consequences of elevated CEO pay. Leadership Quarterly, 31(3). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2019

van Dick R, Fink L, Steffens NK, Peters K, Haslam SA (2019). Attributions of leaders’ charisma increase after their death: the mediating role of identity leadership and identity fusion. Leadership, 15(5), 576-589. Abstract. DOI.
Bentley SV, Peters K, Haslam SA, Greenaway KH (2019). Construction at Work: Multiple Identities Scaffold Professional Identity Development in Academia. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 10 Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Peters K, Fonseca MA, Haslam SA, Steffens NK, Quiggin J (2019). Fat cats and thin followers: Excessive CEO pay may reduce ability to lead. In  (Ed) The Social Psychology of Inequality, 21-34. DOI.
Fransen K, Haslam SA, Steffens NK, Mallett CJ, Peters K, Boen F (2019). Making 'us' better: High-quality athlete leadership relates to health and burnout in professional Australian football teams. Eur J Sport Sci, 1-11. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Shank DB, Kashima Y, Peters K, Li Y, Robins G, Kirley M (2019). Norm talk and human cooperation: can we talk ourselves into cooperation?. J Pers Soc Psychol, 117(1), 99-123. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Steffens NK, Peters K, Haslam SA, Platow MJ (2019). One of us … and us … and us: Evidence that leaders’ multiple identity prototypicality (LMIP) is related to their perceived effectiveness. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 3(2), 175-199. Full text. DOI.

2018

Peters K, Haslam SA (2018). I follow, therefore I lead: a longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines. Br J Psychol, 109(4), 708-723. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
O’Donnell M, Nelson LD, Ackermann E, Aczel B, Akhtar A, Aldrovandi S, Alshaif N, Andringa R, Aveyard M, Babincak P, et al (2018). Registered Replication Report: Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 268-294. DOI.
Green J, Rees T, Peters K, Sarkar M, Haslam SA (2018). Resolving not to quit: Evidence that salient group memberships increase resilience in a sensorimotor task. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(DEC). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Kashima Y, Bratanova B, Peters K (2018). Social transmission and shared reality in cultural dynamics. Current Opinion in Psychology, 23, 15-19. DOI.
Peters K, Steffens NK, Morgenroth T (2018). Superstars Are Not Necessarily Role Models: Morality Perceptions Moderate the Impact of Competence Perceptions on Supervisor Role Modeling. European Journal of Social Psychology DOI.
Fonseca MA, Peters K (2018). Will any gossip do? Gossip does not need to be perfectly accurate to promote trust. Games and Economic Behavior, 107, 253-281. Full text. DOI.

2017

Jetten J, Wang Z, Steffens NK, Mols F, Peters K, Verkuyten M (2017). A social identity analysis of responses to economic inequality. Current Opinion in Psychology, 18, 1-5. DOI.
Haslam SA, Steffens NK, Peters K, Boyce RA, Mallett CJ, Fransen K (2017). A social identity approach to leadership development; the 5R program. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 16(3), 113-124. Abstract. DOI.
Steffens NK, Peters K, Haslam SA, van Dick R (2017). Dying for charisma: Leaders' inspirational appeal increases post-mortem. Leadership Quarterly, 28(4), 530-542. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Peters K, Jetten J, Radova D, Austin K (2017). Gossiping About Deviance: Evidence That Deviance Spurs the Gossip That Builds Bonds. Psychological Science, 28(11), 1610-1619. Full text. DOI.
Fransen K, Haslam SA, Mallett CJ, Steffens NK, Peters K, Boen F (2017). Is perceived athlete leadership quality related to team effectiveness? a comparison of three professional sports teams. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(8), 800-806. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Abele AE, Hauke N, Peters K, Louvet E, Szymkow A, Duan Y (2016). Facets of the Fundamental Content Dimensions: Agency with Competence and Assertiveness—Communion with Warmth and Morality. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 DOI.
Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Morgenroth T, Rink F, Stoker J, Peters K (2016). Getting on top of the glass cliff: Reviewing a decade of evidence, Explanations, and impact. Leadership Quarterly, 27(3), 446-455. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Fransen K, Haslam SA, Mallett CJ, Steffens NK, Peters K, Boen F (2016). Leading from the Centre: a Comprehensive Examination of the Relationship between Central Playing Positions and Leadership in Sport. PLoS One, 11(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Peters K, Kashima Y (2015). A multimodal theory of affect diffusion. Psychological Bulletin, 141(5), 966-992. DOI.
Peters K, Kashima Y (2015). Bad habit or social good? How perceptions of gossiper morality are related to gossip content. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 45(6), 784-798. Author URL. DOI.
Peters K, Ryan MK, Haslam SA (2015). Marines, medics, and machismo: Lack of fit with masculine occupational stereotypes discourages men's participation. British Journal of Psychology, 106(4), 635-655. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK, Peters K (2015). The motivational theory of role modeling: How role models influence role aspirants' goals. Review of General Psychology, 19(4), 465-483. Abstract. DOI.

2014

Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Reicher SD, Platow MJ, Fransen K, Yang J, Ryan MK, Jetten J, Peters K, Boen F, et al (2014). Leadership as social identity management: Introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model. Leadership Quarterly
Steffens NK, Haslam SA, Reicher SD, Platow MJ, Fransen K, Yang J, Ryan MK, Jetten J, Peters K, Boen F, et al (2014). Leadership as social identity management: Introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model. Leadership Quarterly, 25(5), 1001-1024. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2013

Bruckmüller S, Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Peters K (2013). Ceilings, cliffs, and labyrinths: Exploring metaphors for workplace gender discrimination. In Ryan MK, Branscombe NR (Eds.) Sage Handbook of Gender and Psychology.
Peters K, Ryan MK, Haslam SA (2013). Women's occupational motivation: the impact of being a woman in a man's world. In  (Ed) Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers, 162-177. DOI.
Peters KO, Haslam SA, Ryan MK, Fonseca M (2013). Working with subgroup identities to build organizational identification and support for organizational strategy: a test of the ASPIRe model. Group and Organization Management Abstract.

2012

Peters K, Daniels K, Hodgkinson GP, Haslam SA (2012). Experts’ Judgments of Management Journal Quality. Journal of Management, 40(7), 1785-1812. Full text. DOI.
Morton TA, Wright R, Peters K, Reynolds K, Haslam S (2012). Social Identity and the Dynamics of Organizational Communication. In Giles H (Ed) The Sage Handbook of Intergroup Communication, Sage.
Peters K, Ryan M, Haslam SA, Fernandes H (2012). To Belong or Not to Belong Evidence That Women's Occupational Disidentification is Promoted by Lack of Fit with Masculine Occupational Prototypes. JOURNAL OF PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, 11(3), 148-158. Author URL. DOI.

2010

Peters K, Morton T, Haslam SA (2010). Communication silos and social identity complexity in organizations. In Giles H, Reid S, Howard J (Eds.) The dynamics of intergroup communication. Language as social action, New York, NY, US: Peter Lang Publishing.
Stukas AA, Bratanova B, Peters K, Kashima Y, Beatson RM (2010). Confirmatory processes in attitude transmission: the role of shared reality. Social Influence, 2(5), 101-117.
Stukas AA, Bratanova B, Peters K, Kashima Y, Beatson RM (2010). Confirmatory processes in attitude transmission: the role of shared reality. Social Influence, 5(2), 101-117. Abstract. DOI.
Peters K, Tevichapong P, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2010). Making the Organization Fly Organizational Identification and Citizenship in Full-Service and Low-Cost Airlines. JOURNAL OF PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, 9(3), 145-148. Author URL. DOI.
Peters K, Tevichapong P, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2010). Making your organization fly: Organizational identification and cooperation in the airline industry. Journal of Personnel Psychology(9), 145-148.
Whelan J, Lahan SM, Peters K, Boldero J, Kashima Y (2010). Regulatory focus and attitudes towards migrants. International Journal of Psychology(45), 145-201.

2009

Kashima Y, Bain P, Haslam N, Peters K, Laham S, Whelan J, Bastian B, Loughnan S, Kaufmann L, Fernando J, et al (2009). Folk theory of social change. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12(4), 227-246. Abstract. DOI.
Peters K, Kashima Y, Clark A (2009). Talking about others: Emotionality and the dissemination of social information. European Journal of Social Psychology(39), 207-222. DOI.

2008

Kashima Y, Peters K, Whelan J (2008). Culture, Narrative and Human Agency. In Sorrentino R, Yamaguchi S (Eds.) Handbook of Motivation and Cognition across Cultures, Elsevier Science.
Haslam N, Ban L, Kaufman L, Loughnan S, Peters K, Whelan J, Wilson S (2008). What makes an article influential? Predicting impact in social and personality psychology. Scientometrics, 76(1), 169-185.

2007

Peters K, Kashima, Y. (2007). From social talk to social action:. Shaping the social triad with emotion sharing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 780-797.

2000

Peters K, Darlington CL, Smith PF (2000). The effects of repeated optokinetic stimulation on human autonomic function. J Vestib Res, 10(3), 139-142. Abstract.  Author URL.