The Personality Project -- Related Web Pages
The Personality Project is primarily devoted to academic researchers in personality theory and is meant to provide links to other scientific labs and researchers. In addition, there are a variety of personality lists maintained by non-academics who are interested in personality theory and taxonomy.
Academic personality web pages
- The Social Psychology Network, maintained by Scott Plous of Wesleyan University is in a category by itself. Although (as the name implies) focusing on social psychology, there are many useful resources for the personality researcher.
- Research Labs
- Course Syllabi from around the world (suggestions and additions needed). Note that many people change their syllabi web addresses and so many of the links may be out of date. Don't give up. Try going to the person's home page and look for an undated link.
- Individual Differences (no longer available) from Colin Cooper, Queens University, Belfast.
- Personality and Psychometrics from Derek Roger, York University.
- Personality Theory by George Boeree of Shippensburg University includes a very thorough online set of personality readings.
- Personality Theory from John Johnson, Pennsylvania State University.
- Foundations of Personality By Douglas A. Davis, Haverford College is a true "hyper syllabus".
- Personality Assessment By Douglas A. Davis, Haverford College.
- Great ideas in personality by Scott Acton, University of California, San Francisco.
- Personality Theory by Lisabeth Roemr, U. Mass, Boston
- Tests and Individual Differences is unfortunately no longer available but see other work by T.B. Rogers, University of Calgary
- Mathematical Skills for Social Scientists has some helpful links to readings. Niels Waller, Vanderbilt University.
- Psychological Assessment by Michael Gurtman, University of Wisconsin
- Personality, Biology & Society: A Resource Manual of Quotations about the Psychology of Individual and Group Differences, while not technically a course syllabus is an important teaching resource. Chris Brand, formerly of the University of Edinburgh.
- Personality Research from William Revelle, Northwestern University
- Psychometric Theory from William Revelle, Northwestern University.
- Introduction to Statistics in Psychological Research from Gary McClelland, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Graduate Statistics for Psychologists from Gary McClelland, University of Colorado
- See syllabi for other psychology courses at the World Lecture Hall at the University of Texas.
- An index to various pages devoted to statistics.
- Job Announcements --
- Personal home pages of personality researchers:
- Elizabeth Austin, University of Edinburgh
- Paul Barrett, Liverpool University and University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Lisa Feldman Barrett, Boston College
- Chris Brand, University of Edinburgh
- Daryl Bem, Cornell University
- George Boeree, Shippensburg University
- Jennifer Campbell, University of British Columbia
- Lee Anna Clark, University of Iowa.
- Colin Cooper Queens University, Belfast
- Paul Costa, National Institute of Aging.
- Phebe Cramer, Williams College
- Douglas Davis Haverford College
- Ian Deary, Edinburgh University
- Norman Endler, York University
- Michael Eysenck, University of London.
- Don Fowles, University of Iowa.
- Frank Fujita, University of Indiana
- Lisa Feldman-Barrett, Boston College
- David Funder, U.C. Riverside
- Lew Goldberg, University of Oregon
- Sam Gosling, University of Texas
- Michael Gurtman, University of Wisconsin
- Ronald Henss, Universitaet des Saarlandes
- Michael E.Houlihan, St. Thomas University.
- John Johnson Pennsylvania State University.
- David Kenny, University of Connecticut
- Randy Larsen, Washington University in St. Louis.
- Dan McAdams, Northwestern University
- Gary McClelland, University of Colorado
- Robert R. McCrae, National Institute of Aging.
- Albert Mehrabian , University of California, Los Angeles
- Tom Oltmanns, Washington University in St. Louis
- Dan Ozer, University of California, Riverside
- Del Paulhus, University of British Columbia
- William Revelle, Northwestern University
- Rick Robins, University of California, Davis
- T.B. Rogers, University of Calgary
- Jim Russell, Boston College
- Cheryl Rusting, University of Buffalo (no longer available)
- Gerard Saucier, University of Oregon
- Phil Shaver, University of California, Davis.
- Frank Sulloway, University of California, Berkeley
- Georg Stenberg, University of Lund.
- Steve Sutton, University of Miami
- Robert Thayer, California State University, Long Beach
- Del Thiessen, University of Texas
- Tim Trull, University of Missouri
- Eric Turkheimer, University of Virginia
- Niels Waller, Vanderbilt University.
- Everett Waters, SUNY Stony Brook
- David Williams, University of Pennsylvania
- Werner Wittman, University of Mannheim
- Moshe Zeidner, University of Haifa
- Marvin Zuckerman, University of Delaware
- Online Personality Research Projects
In addition to these, there are a number of websites that provide
information of particular use to personality researchers:
- IDANET Individual Differences and Assement Network is "a mailbase administered network for students, academic researchers and professionals involved in the
definition, theory, and measurement of individual differences. The net members are drawn from the areas of
experimental, clinical, and educational research, encompassing fields as diverse as psychophysiological assessment,
psychometrics, personality theory and measurement, and cognitive ability. The range of specialisations encompassed
within individual differences research provides for a rather wider content area than most other nets. However, that is
why individual differences research remains so interesting."
Guide to Social
Psychology Laboratories maintained by Eliot Smith at Purdue includes a set of Cognitive-Social Reprints from a
number of different researchers.
- The Social Psychology Network maintained by Scott Plous at Wesleyan University is a very complete set of readings and links primarily for social psychologists. See particularly the list of research tools including search engines, lists of software and other reference works.
Central offers links to resources for neuropsych assessment, brain imaging,
medical and research laboratories dedicated to neuropsychological theory and
- A list of
psychophysiological laboratories created by Eric Vanman and now maintained by Andreas Loew.
- The Geneva
Emotion Research Group has useful links and information about personality
and emotion research.
Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology an extensive list of psychology
related resources for mental health professionals.
- A simple brain map shows basic brain structure and links for those concerned with the effects
of brain injury.
- Assessment & Evaluation on
the Internet -- ERIC clearing house Internet resources of particular
interest to the assessment community. Gopher sites, web sites, and listservs are
identified and discussed.
- Statistical information is available from
A Guide to Statistical Computing Resources on the Internet or
Statistics on the Web
- Computer programs for Macintosh
for data collection and analysis are available from the
Society for Computers in
Psychology archives at St. Olaf's college.
- Information about how to prepare
effective visual presentations is available from Standford University.
- A searchable index of
statistical analyses and other applications is maintained by the Civil
Engineering Department at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.
- An ongoing e-seminar on
Signalling Theory and Animal Communication is relevant to those interested
in animal models in the study of evolutionary systems and sexual selection.
Construct Psychology and the
Construct Research Group offer applications of George Kelly's
Test technique which may be applied to organize knowledge structures about
people as well as situations.
Many of these pages have been influenced by the personality taxonomies of
Jung: as operationalized in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. Others represent
more diverse approaches to the field of personality.
The Personality Project
is designed to aid those interested in learning more about the field of personality,
particularly as seen by academic personality researchers.
- Postings on the sci.psychology.personality
newsgroup have become very MBTI oriented, although there are the occasional posts by academic personality researchers.
- The alt.psychology.personality
newsgroup and a partial (from 93-95) archive and set of Frequently Asked Questions about personality typing
- The Creativity Home
Page included information discussing the creative process and a very
extensive list of books related to creativity. Unfortunately, it seems to have vanished from the web.
- Personality and Consciousness is a web page devoted to selected personality theorists and was formerly called Pencil Sketches of Personality. Developed by Eric Pettifor. It includes links to
- MetaSelf -- A Visual Aid to Being
Human This site introduces MetaSelf, a powerful visual model of the self and
its place in the world. The model is easy to understand because it is
constructed out of familiar metaphors in English, especially metaphors based on
things we all share -- our bodily structure and our experience of space and
gravity. A metaphorical "Big 5"?
- A page specifically discussing the
Indicator, and a page dedicated to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, which is closely related to the MBTI.
Personality Index (no longer available) organizes home pages of those who report MBTI scores and
gives brief descriptions of this typology system.
- Subintellect's Personality Test, a parody of personality tests and personality typing, has disappeared.
- Commercial sites discussing the application of personality measurement (usually using some form of a type measure rather than using conventional personality research instruments) include a number of sites. Most of these are uncritical proponents of the MBTI and fail to mention alternatives to "typing". These sites are listed here without recommendation and merely for information purposes. Unfortunately, although there are a number of serious criticisms of the use of "type" instruments available in the literature, none of them seem to be available online. For discussions of personality from a more research based approach, see the references under Personality-Readings.