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Academic Article

Year Title
2021 'How would you describe Grandpa?' Mothers' personal intelligence predicts personality talk with their childrenSocial Development2021
2020 When people estimate their personal intelligence who is overconfident? Who is accurate?Journal of Personality.  88:1129-1144. 2020
2020 An Integrated Approach to Personality Assessment Based on the Personality Systems FrameworkJournal of Personality Assessment.  102:443-456. 2020
2019 Employees high in personal intelligence differ in workplace perceptions and behavior from their colleaguesJournal of Personality Assessment.  100:539-550. 2019
2019 Advancing the Measurement of Personal Intelligence with the Test of Personal Intelligence, Version 5 (TOPI 5)Journal of Intelligence.  7:4-4. 2019
2018 Employees High in Personal Intelligence Differ From Their Colleagues in Workplace Perceptions and Behavior.Journal of Personality Assessment.  100:539-550. 2018
2017 A closer look at the Test of Personal Intelligence (TOPI)Personality and Individual Differences.  111:301-311. 2017
2017 Personality attributes that predict cadet performance at West PointJournal of Research in Personality.  66:14-26. 2017
2017 Future Research in Personality PsychologyEuropean Journal of Personality.  31:556-558. 2017
2016 Measuring Emotional Intelligence: Responses to Schlegel and to Legree, Mullins and PsotkaEmotion Review.  8:304-304. 2016
2016 The Ability Model of Emotional Intelligence: Principles and UpdatesEmotion Review.  8:290-300. 2016
2015 The personality systems framework: Current theory and developmentJournal of Research in Personality.  56:4-14. 2015
2015 The power of personalityPsychologist.  28:296-299. 2015
2015 Getting the Message: The Adaptive Potential of Interpersonal JudgmentsReview of General Psychology.  19:39-51. 2015
2013 A Personality Framework for the Unification of PsychologyReview of General Psychology.  17:196-202. 2013
2012 The Validity of the MSCEIT: Additional Analyses and EvidenceEmotion Review.  4:403-408. 2012
2012 The growing significance of hot intelligences.American Psychologist.  67:502-503. 2012
2012 Measuring Emotional Intelligence in Early Adolescence With the MSCEIT-YV: Psychometric Properties and Relationship With Academic Performance and Psychosocial FunctioningJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment.  30:344-366. 2012
2012 Does personal intelligence exist? Evidence from a new ability-based measure.Journal of Personality Assessment.  94:124-140. 2012
2012 Saddam Hussein is “dangerous to the extreme”: The ethics of professional commentary on public figures.Psychology of Popular Media Culture.  1:3-22. 2012
2011 Exploring the Universality of Personality Judgments: Evidence From the Great Transformation (1000 BCE-200 BCE)Review of General Psychology.  15:65-76. 2011
2011 A Really Big Picture of PersonalitySocial and Personality Psychology Compass.  5:104-117. 2011
2011 A Three-Dimensional View of PersonalityPsychological Inquiry.  22:36-39. 2011
2011 Learning about a person: A functional viewms. in preparation2011
2010 Personal intelligence expressed: A multiple case study of business leadersImagination, Cognition and Personality.  30:201-224. 2010
2009 Resonance to archetypes in media: There's some accounting for tasteJournal of Research in Personality.  43:307-322. 2009
2009 Personality, personal expression, and the situationJournal of Research in Personality.  43:257-257. 2009
2009 Personal Intelligence Expressed: A Theoretical AnalysisReview of General Psychology.  13:46-58. 2009
2009 Mapping Dimensions of Creativity in the Life-SpaceCreativity Research Journal.  21:152-165. 2009
2008 Emotional intelligence: new ability or eclectic traits?American Psychologist.  63:503-517. 2008
2008 Confirmatory factor analysis of the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test V 2.0 (MSCEIT)Personality and Individual Differences.  44:1258-1269. 2008
2008 Personal IntelligenceImagination, Cognition and Personality.  27:209-232. 2008
2008 Human Abilities: Emotional IntelligenceAnnual Review of Psychology.  59. 2008
2008 Human abilities: emotional intelligence.Annual Review of Psychology.  59:507-36. 2008
2008 Human abilities: emotional intelligence.Annual Review of Psychology.  59:507-536. 2008
2007 The Big Questions of Personality Psychology: Defining Common Pursuits of the DisciplineImagination, Cognition and Personality.  27:3-26. 2007
2007 Seventy-five years of motivation measures (1930-2005): A descriptive analysisMotivation and Emotion.  31:83-103. 2007
2007 Emotional intelligence and emotional creativity.Journal of Personality.  75:199-235. 2007
2007 Asserting the definition of personalityP: The Online Newsletter for Personality Science.  1. 2007
2006 Exploring the validity of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) with established emotions measures.Emotion.  6:663-669. 2006
2006 The Life Space: A Framework and Method to Describe the Individual's External TraitsImagination, Cognition and Personality.  26:3-41. 2006
2006 New vision of personality... and of personality theoryAmerican Psychologist.  61:331-332. 2006
2005 A discrepancy in analyses of the MSCEIT - Resolving the mystery and understanding its implications: A reply to Gignac (2005)Emotion.  5:236-237. 2005
2005 A tale of two visions: can a new view of personality help integrate psychology?American Psychologist.  60:294-307. 2005
2004 How does psychotherapy influence personality? A theoretical integration.Journal of Clinical Psychology In Session - Psychotherapy in Practice.  60:1291-1315. 2004
2004 A classification system for the data of personality psychology and adjoining fieldsReview of General Psychology.  8:208-219. 2004
2004 Advances in personality scienceContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.  49:202-204. 2004
2004 Emotional intelligence and its relation to everyday behaviourPersonality and Individual Differences.  36:1387-1402. 2004
2004 A further consideration of teh issues of emotional intelligencePsychological Inquiry.  15:249-255. 2004
2004 Emotional intelligence: Theory, findings, and implicationsPsychological Inquiry.  15:197-215. 2004
2004 Leading by feel.Harvard Business Review.  82:27-112. 2004
2003 Structural divisions of personality and the classification of traitsReview of General Psychology.  7:381-401. 2003
2003 Convergent, discriminant, and incremental validity of competing measures of emotional intelligence.Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  29:1147-1158. 2003
2003 The distinctiveness and utility of a measure of trait emotional awarenessPersonality and Individual Differences.  34:1477-1490. 2003
2003 Exploring Personality the Natural Way: An Inquiry into Open-Ended Self-DescriptionsImagination, Cognition and Personality.  22:211-238. 2003
2003 Measuring emotional intelligence with the MSCEIT V2.0.Emotion.  3:97-105. 2003
2002 Relation of an ability measure of emotional intelligence to personality.Journal of Personality Assessment.  79:306-320. 2002
2002 Emotion in the assessment of personalityPsychological Inquiry.  13:77-80. 2002
2001 Primary divisions of personality and their scientific contributions: From the trilogy-of-mind to the systems setJournal for the Theory of Social Behaviour.  31:449-+. 2001
2001 Emotional intelligence as a standard intelligence.Emotion.  1:232-242. 2001
2000 Emotional intelligence - What the research saysEducational Leadership.  58:14-18. 2000
2000 Educational policy on emotional intelligence: Does it make sense?Educational Psychology Review.  12:163-183. 2000
2000 Understanding personality organization helps clarify mood regulationPsychological Inquiry.  11:196-199. 2000
1999 Constructive thinking: The key to emotional intelligenceContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.  44:467-470. 1999
1999 Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligenceIntelligence.  27:267-298. 1999
1998 Describing the person's external environment: Conceptualizing and measuring the life spaceJournal of Research in Personality.  32:253-296. 1998
1998 Development and validation of a measure of emotional intelligencePersonality and Individual Differences.  25:167-177. 1998
1998 A systems framework for the field of personalityPsychological Inquiry.  9:118-144. 1998
1998 Personality System Concepts and Their ImplicationsPsychological Inquiry.  9:145-145. 1998
1998 Socialization, society's "emotional contract," and emotional intelligencePsychological Inquiry.  9:300-303. 1998
1998 The systems framework: Reception, improvement, and implementationPsychological Inquiry.  9:169-179. 1998
1997 Eminence rankings of personality psychologists as a reflection of the fieldPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  23:707-716. 1997
1996 Emotional intelligence and the identification of emotionIntelligence.  22:89-113. 1996
1996 How do we know a person in contemporary frameworks for personality?Psychological Inquiry.  7:350-353. 1996
1995 A FRAMEWORK FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF PERSONALITY COMPONENTSJournal of Personality.  63:819-878. 1995
1995 The system-topics framework and the structural arrangement of systems within and around personality.Journal of Personality.  63:459-493. 1995
1995 MOOD-CONGRUENT MEMORY AND NATURAL MOOD - NEW EVIDENCEPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  21:736-746. 1995
1995 MOOD-CONGRUENT JUDGMENT OVER TIMEPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  21:237-244. 1995
1995 A framework for the classification of personality componentsJournal of Personality.  63:819-878. 1995
1995 EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE CONSTRUCTION AND REGULATION OF FEELINGSApplied and Preventive Psychology.  4:197-208. 1995
1994 AN EMERGING UNDERSTANDING OF THE REFLECTIVE (META-)EXPERIENCE OF MOODJournal of Research in Personality.  28:351-373. 1994
1994 Emotion over time within a religious culture: a lexical analysis of the Old Testament.Journal of Psychohistory.  22:235-248. 1994
1993 A System-Topics Framework for the Study of PersonalityImagination, Cognition and Personality.  13:99-123. 1993
1993 INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES IN BEHAVIORAL PREDICTION - THE ACQUISITION OF PERSONAL-ACTION SCHEMATAPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  19:443-451. 1993
1993 EMOTION - CLARK,MSContemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.  38:479-481. 1993
1993 THE INTELLIGENCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCEIntelligence.  17:433-442. 1993
1992 Assessment of basic cognitive abilities in relation to cognitive deficits.American Journal on Mental Retardation American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  97:251-286. 1992
1992 MOOD-CONGRUENT JUDGMENT IS A GENERAL EFFECTJournal of Personality and Social Psychology.  63:119-132. 1992
1992 Mood-congruent judgment is a general effectJournal of Personality and Social Psychology.  63:119-132. 1992
1991 A broader conception of mood experience.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  60:100-111. 1991
1990 TOWARD BETTER SPECIFICATION OF THE MOOD-CONGRUENCY EFFECT IN RECALLJournal of Experimental Social Psychology.  26:465-480. 1990
1990 Emotional intelligenceImagination, Cognition and Personality.  9:185-211. 1990
1990 Perceiving affective content in ambiguous visual stimuli: a component of emotional intelligence.Journal of Personality Assessment.  54:772-781. 1990
1989 IN SEARCH OF MOOD-DEPENDENT RETRIEVALJournal of Social Behavior and Personality.  4:121-156. 1989
1989 INTELLIGENCE AND INTELLIGENCE-RELATED PERSONALITY-TRAITSIntelligence.  13:119-133. 1989
1988 Cognitive domains of the mood system.Journal of Personality.  56:453-486. 1988
1988 The experience and meta-experience of mood.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  55:102-111. 1988
1988 MENTAL REPRESENTATION OF THE BODY - STABILITY AND CHANGE IN RESPONSE TO ILLNESS AND DISABILITYRehabilitation Psychology.  33:155-171. 1988
1986 Learning and memory for personality prototypes.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  51:473-492. 1986
1985 Mood-dependent retrieval: commentary on Wetzler.Psychological Reports.  57:1000-1002. 1985
1985 Naturally occurring mood and learning: comment on Hasher, Rose, Zacks, Sanft, and Doren.Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.  114:396-409. 1985
1985 Assessing mood with affect-sensitive tasks.Journal of Personality Assessment.  49:95-99. 1985
1985 COGNITIVE INVOLVEMENT IN THE MOOD RESPONSE SYSTEMMotivation and Emotion.  9:261-275. 1985
1985 FAILURE TO REPLICATE MOOD-DEPENDENT RETRIEVALBulletin of the Psychonomic Society.  23:39-42. 1985
1985 NATURALLY-OCCURRING MOOD AND LEARNING - COMMENTJournal of Experimental Psychology: General.  114:396-403. 1985
1983 ESTIMATING THE SAMPLING VARIANCE OF CORRELATION CORRECTED FOR ATTENUATION USING COEFFICIENT-ALPHAPerceptual and Motor Skills.  56:207-210. 1983
1982 Self-concept and the spinal-cord-injured: an investigation using the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.  50:604-605. 1982
1982 BODY CONCEPT - A CONCEPTUALIZATION AND REVIEW OF PAPER-AND-PENCIL MEASURESRehabilitation Psychology.  27:97-106. 1982
Measuring emotional intelligence with the MSCEIT V2.0.Emotion (Washington, D.C.).  3:97-105.
The ethics of blogging about public personalities: IntroductionPsychology Today.  Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-personality-analyst/201101/the-ethics-blogging-about-public-personalities-introduction.
What mental health professionals might add to the discussion of a public figure’s personalityPsychology Today.  Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-personality-analyst/201102/what-mental-health-professionals-might-add-the-discussion-public.

Book

Year Title
2018 Personality: A systems approach 2018
2016 The Elements of Mental Tests, Second Edition 2016
2014 Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test: Youth Research Version, MSCEIT: YRV 2014
2014 No title 2014
2014 Personal intelligence: The power of personality and how it shapes our lives 2014
2014 Personality: A systems approach (Edition 1.5) 2014
2007 Personality: A systems approach 2007
2002 Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) Item Booklet. 2002
2002 Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) Users Manual. 2002
1997 Emotional intelligence test 1997

Chapter

Year Title
2019 The measure of emotional intelligence.  000-000. 2019
2018 Intelligences about Things and Intelligences about People.  270-286. 2018
2018 Intelligences about things; Intelligences about people.  0-0. 2018
2000 Models of Emotional Intelligence.  396-420. 2000
1998 Intelligence as a subsystem of personality: From Spearman’s g to contemporary models of hot processing.  43-75. 1998
1997 What is emotional intelligence?.  3-34. 1997
1986 How mood influences cognition.  290-314. 1986

Conference Paper

Year Title
2015 Psychological predictors of cadet performance at West Point (Originally titled: "Learning about personal intelligence from the Test of Personal Intelligence")Association for Research in Personality, June, 2015. 2015
2002 Emotional intelligence and emotional leadershipMULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES AND LEADERSHIP. 55-74. 2002

Teaching Activities

  • Adv Sem/Social Psychology Taught course 2021
  • AppsOfPsyc/Academic Experience Taught course 2021
  • Tests and Measurement Taught course 2021
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  • Advanced Research Taught course 2017
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  • Appl Psyc/Research Experience Taught course 2015
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  • Education And Training

  • B.A. English, University of Michigan
  • B.A. English Composition, University of Michigan
  • M.A. Psychology, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Case Western Reserve University
  • Full Name

  • John D. Mayer