Personality Laboratory at UNH
The Personality Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire
Welcome to the website of the Personality Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. The laboratory is supervised by Professor John D. Mayer and is part of the Social-Personality Program of the Department of Psychology. The work of the laboratory focuses on research in personality. Some research is theoretical in nature and other research is empirical. The lab's contemporary view of personality is guided by the personality systems framework.
The laboratory's empirical research is focused at present on studies of people-centered intelligences, including primarily personal intelligence and emotional intelligence, including how mental abilities are best conceptualized, measured, and their relationships to life outcomes. Other research concerns studies of lifespace measures and on new empirical methods for testing conceptual models of personality, such as methods for testing conceptual divisions of personality into key structural areas. We also continue our work in the measurement of mood states.
Recently Featured Articles and Favorites
- A meta-analysis of the correlations among broad intelligences: Understanding their relations (in Intelligence)
Advancing the measurement of personal intelligence with the Test of Personal Intelligence, Version 5 (TOPI 5) (in Journal of Intelligence)
Intelligences about things and intelligences about people (in Robert J. Sternberg's "The Nature of Human Intelligence" from Cambridge University Press)
A closer look at the Test of Personal Intelligence (in Personality and Individual Differences)
Psychological predictors of cadet performance at West Point (new findings re. personal intelligence; in Journal of Research in Personality)
Popular Downloads at: Personality_Lab at the University of New Hampshire Library
- Bryan, Victoria M. and Mayer, John D. (2020). A Meta-Analysis of the Correlations Among Broad Intelligences: Understanding their Relations. Intelligence. 36.https://scholars.unh.edu/personality_lab/36
- Caruso, D.R. & Mayer, J.D. (1998). Measure of Emotional Empathy for Adolescents and Adults. https://scholars.unh.edu/personality_lab/22/
- Faber, Michael A., "Understanding personality through preferences in popular mass media: An archetypal approach" (2009). Doctoral Dissertations. 495.
- Mayer, J. D., "What is Emotional Intelligence?" (2004). UNH Personality Lab. 8. https://scholars.unh.edu/personality_lab/8
- Mayer, J. D. (2007). The big questions of personality psychology: Defining common pursuits of the discipline. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 27, 3-26.
- Mayer, J. D. (2018) An Integrated Approach to Personality Assessment Based on the Personality Systems Framework. Journal of Personality Assessment. 3.https://scholars.unh.edu/faculty_pubs/3
- Mayer, J.D., Caruso, D.R. & Salovey, P. (2016). The Ability Model of Emotional Intelligence: Principles and updates. Emotion Review.
- Mayer, J. D.; Panter, A. T.; and Caruso, D. R., "When people estimate their personal intelligence who is overconfident? Who is accurate?" (2020). Journal of Personality. 33.https://scholars.unh.edu/personality_lab/33
- Mayer, J.D., Caruso, D. R., and Panter, A.T. (2021). Technical Supplement for the 2021 article “How Do People Think About Understanding Personality—And What Do Such Thoughts Reflect?” by in Personality and Individual Differences". UNH Personality Lab. 38. https://scholars.unh.edu/personality_lab/38
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Key Book on Personal Intelligence
Key Textbooks on Personality and Measurement
- The 2nd Edition (2018) is now available! See the Kindle edition here, and the soft-cover here.
- The Website for Personality: A Systems Approach
See Our Companion Website at the University of New Hampshire's Scholars Repository
For additional information, see our companion website at the UNH Scholars Repository. The link is:
The Original Personality Lab Website
Link to the Original UNH Personality Lab Website. You have reached the new UNH Personality Laboratory website. This site is being developed now and is not yet completed. If you are interested in seeing more on the Personality Systems Framework, or downloading any of our open-source measures of mood, you may also want to try our legacy UNH Personality Lab website by clicking on the heading or here.