John D. Mayer

Phone: (603) 862-3851
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 404A, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • NSB 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • PSYC 553: Personality
  • PSYC 595: Applications of Psychology
  • PSYC 705: Tests and Measurement
  • PSYC 954: Adv Sem/Social Psychology
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research


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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., Sitarenios, G., & Escobar, M. R. (2024). How many emotional intelligence abilities are there? An examination of four measures of emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 219, 112468. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2023.112468

  • Mayer, J. D., & Bryan, V. M. (2024). On Personality Measures and Their Data: A Classification of Measurement Approaches and Their Recommended Uses.. Pers Soc Psychol Rev, 10888683231222519. doi:10.1177/10888683231222519

  • Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Panter, A. T. (2024). Lifespace Patterns of College Students High and Low in Personal Intelligence. Collabra: Psychology, 10(1). doi:10.1525/collabra.90222

  • Allen, J. L., & Mayer, J. D. (2022). Personal Intelligence Is Evident in the Sophistication of People's Narratives about Personality. JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENCE, 10(3). doi:10.3390/jintelligence10030056

  • Bryan, V. D., & Mayer, J. (2021). Are People-Centered Intelligences Psychometrically Distinct from Thing-Centered Intelligences? A Meta-Analysis. JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENCE, 9(4). doi:10.3390/jintelligence9040048

  • Mayer, J. D., Roberts, R. D., & Barsade, S. G. (2008). Human abilities: Emotional intelligence. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY, 59, 507-536. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.59.103006.093646

  • Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., & Caruso, D. R. (2004). Emotional intelligence: Theory, findings, and implications. PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY, 15(3), 197-215. doi:10.1207/s15327965pli1503_02

  • Mayer, J. D., Salovey, P., Caruso, D. R., & Sitarenios, G. (2003). Measuring Emotional Intelligence With the MSCEIT V2.0. EMOTION, 3(1), 97-105. doi:10.1037/1528-3542.3.1.97

  • 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

  • Most Cited Publications