John D. Mayer

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John D. Mayer
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (BA)
Case Western Reserve University (MA, PhD)
Known forEmotional intelligence
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of New Hampshire

John D. Mayer is an American psychologist at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in emotional intelligence and personality psychology. He co-developed a popular model of emotional intelligence with Peter Salovey.[1] He is one of the authors of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT),[2] and has developed a new, integrated framework for personality psychology, known as the Systems Framework for Personality Psychology. He is the author of Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives.

Mayer received a Bachelor of Arts with majors in creative writing and literature and drama from the University of Michigan in 1975 and a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1982. He served as postdoctoral scholar in psychology at Stanford University from 1983 to 1985.[3]


  1. ^ Compton, William C (2005). "2". An Introduction to Positive Psychology. Wadsworth Publishing. pp. 23–40. ISBN 0-534-64453-8.
  2. ^ Salovey, P; Grewal, D (2005). "The science of emotional intelligence". Current Directions in Psychological Science. 14 (6): 281–285. doi:10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00381.x. S2CID 2143869.
  3. ^ "CURRICULUM VITAE – JOHN D. MAYER" (PDF). University of New Hampshire. Retrieved 2023-03-03.

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