Publications

2019
Mayer, J. D. (2019). An integrated approach to personality assessment based on the personality systems framework. Journal of Personality Assessment. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Psychologists who carry out personality assessments must be conversant in diverse technical languages to describe their clients’ social contexts and inner personality function. The clinician needs to understand a person’s family, gender role, ethnic identity, religious beliefs, and similar qualities, and also a client’s inner personality functioning, including the workings of motives, emotions, cognition, and self-control: These can be characterized by relevant psychiatric symptoms, personality traits, and individual test scores such as those on the MMPI–2–RF and Rorschach-Performance Assessment System. The Personality Systems Framework for Assessment (PSF–A) can support the assessment process by organizing information about both an individual’s context and personality function, freeing professionals to optimally focus on characterizing their clients.
Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Panter, A. T. (2019). Advancing the Measurement of Personal Intelligence with the Test of Personal Intelligence, Version 5 (TOPI 5). Journal of Intelligence , 7 (1), 4. Publisher's VersionAbstract
People use their personal intelligence (PI) to understand personality in themselves and others. In Studies 1 and 2 (Ns = 961 and 548), individuals completed the Test of Personal Intelligence, Version 5 (TOPI 5), which is introduced here. The TOPI 5 is an ability assessment with a broader range of content and more challenging items than earlier test versions. In past research, factor analyses indicated that people employ two distinct but highly correlated abilities to problem-solve in this area. These two-factor models, however, exhibited instabilities and limited applicability between the TOPI 4 and 5 in this research (and as reported in the Supplementary Materials). In Study 3, we successfully test the one-factor models of the TOPI with the present data and archival data sets (Narchival = 19,627). We then use the one-factor models to develop a pair of new test forms: one that is compatible with all the TOPI test versions and another, TOPI 5E, that is better at distinguishing among people scoring in the higher range of performance relative to previous measures.
Sylaska, K. M., & Mayer, J. D. (2019). It's 2019: Do we need "super" attention check items to conduct web-based survey research? The evolution of MTurk survey respondents. Presentation in the "Data Blitz" symposium of the Association for Research in Personality, Grand R. Includes supplemental document "Covert Attention Checks and References". covert_attention_checks_references.pdf attentionchecktalkfull_01.pptx
2018
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. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Psychologists who carry out personality assessments must be conversant in diverse technical languages to describe their clients’ social contexts and inner personality function. The clinician needs to understand a person’s family, gender role, ethnic identity, religious beliefs, and similar qualities, and also a client’s inner personality functioning, including the workings of motives, emotions, cognition, and self-control: These can be characterized by relevant psychiatric symptoms, personality traits, and individual test scores such as those on the MMPI–2–RF and Rorschach-Performance Assessment System. The Personality Systems Framework for Assessment (PSF–A) can support the assessment process by organizing information about both an individual’s context and personality function, freeing professionals to optimally focus on characterizing their clients.
Mayer, J. D. (2018). Intelligences about things and intelligences about people . In The nature of human intelligence (pp. 270-286) . Cambridge University Press. Publisher's Version
2017
Bryan, V. M., & Mayer, J. D. (2017). People versus thing intelligences? Poster presented at the 14th meeting of the Association for Research in Personality. arp_posterfinal2017.pdf
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. Publisher's Version rp2017-mayer-panter-caruso.pdf
Sylaska, K. M., Allen, J. L., & Mayer, J. D. (2017). Personal intelligence. In V. Zeilger-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (eds). Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer International Publishing. Publisher's Version rp2017-sylaskaallenmayer.pdf
Mayer, J. D., & Skimmyhorn, W. (2017). Personality attributes that predict cadet performance at West Point. Journal of Research in Personality , 66, 14-26. Publisher's Version rp2017-mayerskimmyhorn.pdf
2016
Allen, J. L., Sylaska, K. M., & Mayer, J. D. (2016). Emotional intelligence. In V. Zeigler-Hill, T.K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences . Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_975-1. Publisher's Version rp2016-allensylaskamayer.pdf
Schneider, W. J., Mayer, J. D., & Newman, D. A. (2016). Integrating hot and cool intelligences: Thinking broadly about broad abilities. Journal of Intelligence , 4 (1), 1-25. Publisher's Version
Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Salovey, P. (2016). Measuring emotional intelligence: Responses to Schlegel and to Legree, Mullins and Psotka. Emotion Review , 8 304.
Mayer, J. D., Panter, A. T., & Caruso, D. R. (2016). Personal Intelligence. In J.D. Wright (Ed.) International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences (2nd ed. Vol. 17, pp. 750-756) . Oxford Press. Publisher's Version
Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Salovey, P. (2016). The ability model of emotional intelligence: Principles and updates. Emotion Review , 8 1-11. Publisher's Version rp2016a-mayercarusosalovey_02.pdf
Mayer, J. D. (2016). The elements of mental tests (2nd ed. pp. 210) . New York, Momentum Press. Publisher's Version
2015
Mayer, J. D., Phillips, K., & Barry, A. (2015). Getting the message: The adaptive potential of interpersonal judgments. Review of General Psychology , 19, 2-5. Publisher's Version rp2015-mayer-phillips-barry.pdf
Mayer, J. D. (2015). The personality systems framework: Current theory and development. Journal of Research in Personality , 56, 4-14. Publisher's Version rp2015-mayer-jrp_01.pdf
Mayer, J. D. (2015). The power of personality. The Psychologist , 28, 2-5.
2014
Mayer, J. D. (2014). 5 books that can teach us how to understand personality. Spirituality and Health.

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