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John (Jack) Mayer, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. He was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Mayer has published over 90 scientific publications ranging from peer-reviewed empirical research, to theoretical advances, to psychological tests and textbooks. His 1990 articles, with Dr. Peter Salovey, on emotional intelligence, are often credited with beginning scientific research in that field. He is coeditor, with J. Ciarrochi and J. P. Forgas of Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life: A Scientific Inquiry. And Applying Emotional Intelligence. Two of his peer-reviewed articles have received the Mensa Education & Research Foundation's Award for Excellence. A third has been reprinted as an "essential reading" in social psychology in an edited volume by Dr. Gerrod Parrott. Currently, he is preparing the first review of emotional intelligence for the Annual Review of Psychology.
Dr. Mayer is the author of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), and its associated youth version, the MSCEIT-YV (both by MHS Publishers, Toronto). He is author of Personality: A Systems Approach, a new textbook just published by Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, as well as Readings in Personality Psychology.
Dr. Mayer regularly teaches courses in personality psychology, tests and measures, and related areas. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to personality psychology, in public, business, governmental, and academic forums. He enjoys relaxing with his family, cooking, walking, and reading.
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