School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Psychology


Prof Elizabeth Austin

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Research Interests
Emotional intelligence. Psychometrics. Personality. Statistical modelling.

I am particularly interested in recruiting PhD students to work on the following topics: (1) Development of new tests of emotional intelligence (EI). (2) Examining the 'dark side' of EI. (3) Associations of EI with performance on cognitive and emotional tasks. (4) Emotional understanding as an intelligence component. (5) Individual differences in visual processing of emotional and social stimuli.

Current online studies:

To be announced.

To participate in other online research projects:

Representative Publications

  1. Austin, E. J., & O'Donnell, M. M. (2013). Development and preliminary validation of a scale to assess managing the emotions of others. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 834-839.
  2. Saklofske, D. H., Austin, E. J., Mastoras, S. M., Beaton, L., & Osborne, S. E. (2012). Associations of personality, affect, emotional intelligence and coping with student academic success and stress: Different patterns for success and stress. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 251-257.
  3. Austin, E. J. (2010). Measurement of ability emotional intelligence: Results for two new tests. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 563-578.
  4. Austin, E. J. (2009). A reaction time study of responses to trait and ability emotional intelligence items. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 381-383.
  5. Austin, E. J., Farrelly, D., Black, C., & Moore, H. (2007). Emotional intelligence, Machiavellianism and emotional manipulation: Does EI have a dark side? Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 179-189.

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