John D. Mayer

Phone: (603) 862-3851
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 404A, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Psychology, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.A., Psychology, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A., English, University of Michigan
  • B.A., English Composition, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Assessing human abilities to understand emotions and personalities
  • Personality psychology and measurement
  • Psychology
  • Psychometrics

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 553: Personality
  • PSYC 595: Appl Psyc/Research Experience
  • PSYC 705: Tests and Measurement
  • PSYC 894: Advanced Research
  • PSYC 954: Adv Sem/Social Psychology
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Mayer, J. D., Lortie, B., Panter, A. T., & Caruso, D. R. (2018). Employees High in Personal Intelligence Differ From Their Colleagues in Workplace Perceptions and Behavior. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100(5), 539-550. doi:10.1080/00223891.2018.1455690

Mayer, J. D. (2018). Personality: A systems approach (2nd ed.). Rowman & Littlefield.

Mayer, J. D. (2018). Intelligences about things; Intelligences about people. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Unknown Book (pp. 0). Cambridge University Press.

Mayer, J. D., Panter, A. T., & Caruso, D. R. (2017). A closer look at the Test of Personal Intelligence (TOPI). Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 301-311. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.008

Mayer, J. D., & Skimmyhorn, W. (2017). Personality attributes that predict cadet performance at West Point. Journal of Research in Personality, 66, 14-26. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2016.10.012

Mayer, J. D., Roberts, R. D., & Barsade, S. G. (2008). Human Abilities: Emotional Intelligence. Annual Review of Psychology, 59(1), 507-536. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.59.103006.093646

Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D. R. (2004). TARGET ARTICLES: "Emotional Intelligence: Theory, Findings, and Implications". Psychological Inquiry, 15(3), 197-215. doi:10.1207/s15327965pli1503_02

Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Salovey, P. (1999). Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligence. Intelligence, 27(4), 267-298. doi:10.1016/s0160-2896(99)00016-1

Schutte, N. S., Malouff, J. M., Hall, L. E., Haggerty, D. J., Cooper, J. T., Golden, C. J., & Dornheim, L. (1998). Development and validation of a measure of emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 25(2), 167-177. doi:10.1016/s0191-8869(98)00001-4

Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., Caruso, D. R., & Sitarenios, G. (n.d.). Measuring emotional intelligence with the MSCEIT V2.0.. Emotion, 3(1), 97-105. doi:10.1037/1528-3542.3.1.97

Most Cited Publications