Thomas Boone

R. Thomas Boone

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Academic Affairs / Provost

Curriculum Vitae



Foster Administration 320


1996Brandeis UniversityPhD
1995Brandeis UniversityMA
1987Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBS


  • Introductory Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology of Sex Differences



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  • Schlegel, K., Boone, R.T., & Hall, J. A. (2017).
    A multi-level meta-analysis to assess whether judging other people is one skill or many. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 41, 103-137.
    Individual differences in interpersonal accuracy
  • Boone, R. T. & Buck, R. (2003).
    The role of nonverbal behavior in the evolution of cooperation. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 27, 163-182.
    Emotional expressivity and trustworthiness

I am a full professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and former chair of the psychology department. I have served as an associate editor for the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior for the last five+ years. My primary research interests include the development of nonverbal emotional communication skills and their behavioral consequences. Another related research area focuses on the development of cooperative systems. In doing this research, I have developed a new variant of the prisoner’s dilemma that allows the independent manipulation of both resource and relational dependency. I have also expanded this research to include the role of the affective signaling of trustworthiness and the role of emotional expressivity and Machiavellianism in the development of cooperation.

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