Thomas Oltmanns, PhD
Dr. Oltmanns' primary research interest is assessment of personality disorders. He is particularly interested in discrepancies between how people perceive themselves and how they are perceived by others. His lab is conducting a prospective, longitudinal study of the stability and impact of personality pathology in later life, with the goal of identifying ways in which personality and personality disorders affect one's ability to adapt successfully to important life transitions.
- Edgar James Swift Professor in Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
- Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis
- Director of Clinical Training, Washington University in St. Louis
- PhD, 1976, Stony Brook University, Clinical Psychology
- Spence, C. T. & Oltmanns, T. F. (2011). Recruitment of African American men: Overcoming challenges for an epidemiological study of personality and health. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(4), 377-380. doi: 10.1037/a0024732
- Oltmanns, T. F. & Balsis, S. (2011). Personality pathology in later life: Questions about the measurement, course, and impact of disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 7, 321-349.
- Oltmanns, T. F., & Gleason, M. E. J. (2011). Personality, health, and social adjustment in later life. In L.B. Cottler (Ed.), Mental health in public health: The next 100 years (pp. 151-179). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Oltmanns, T. F., & Turkheimer, E. (2009). Person perception and personality pathology. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 18, 32-36.
- South, S. C., Turkheimer, E., & Oltmanns, T. F. (2008). Personality disorder symptoms and marital functioning. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychoogy, 76, 769-780.