Personality & Intelligence

Our research focus is on the understanding of (a) trait theories of intelligence (including traditional notions of and emotional intelligence), metacognition and personality; (b) the core individual characteristics (cognitive/metacognitive abilities, normal and abnormal personality, mental and, religion and spirituality, and decision-making paradigms) that influence/predict different life outcomes; and (c) the ways these individual differences serve as the bases of much of contemporary psychological assessment in educational, clinical, cross-cultural, forensic, and organizational settings.
Associate Professor Sabina Kleitman Dr Carolyn MacCann
  • Meta-cognition
  • Decision-making
  • Cognitive styles/thinking dispositions and their role in cognition
  • Cognitive response-selection strategies and their role in academic achievements
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  • Emotional intelligence
  • Coping with stress
  • Methodological issues in personality assessment
  • Response distortion in personality assessment
  • Non-cognitive predictors of academic achievement
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Dr Niko Tiliopoulos Dr Damian Birney
  • Personality - the traits approach
  • Adult attachment styles
  • Psychology & psychopathology of religion & spirituality
  • Cross-cultural psychological elements of faith
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  • Individual differences in Fluid Cognitive Functions
  • Cognitive training and self-regulatory mediators
  • Working memory
  • Fluid intelligence and reasoning
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Cognitive Training Lab
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Dr Gareth Roberts
  • Individual differences in cognitive control, learning and fluid intelligence
  • Theoretical perspectives on human consciousness, attention and intelligence
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