John D. Mayer

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John D. Mayer
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Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Case Western Reserve University
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 his B.A. at the University of Michigan, his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.


  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.

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