The Personality Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire
Overview of Selected Theoretical Work: personality as a scientific discipline • the Systems Framework for personality • personal intelligence • emotional intelligence •ethical commentary on the personality of public figures
Scales of Personal Intelligence
Test of Personal Intelligence (TOPI 1.2)
The laboratory is presently developing the Test of Personal Intelligence ver 1.2 (TOPI 1.2). The TOPI scale is a first measure of personal intelligence -- where personal intelligence represents the ability to reason about personalities, both one's own and those of others.
The development of the TOPI across its versions 1.0 to 1.2 is described in a recent article in the Journal of Personality Assessment (Mayer, Panter & Caruso, 2012). At present we are finalizing a copy of the scale based on Study 3 of the aforementioned article. That said, we are still developing the TOPI scale and hope to move into studying future versions soon. The Journal of Personality Assessment article represented a demonstration study that explored the possible existence of a personal intelligence. As we develop the overall TOPI scale, we are recommending the use of the TOPI-MINI-12 in the meantime for those who are interested in research in the area (see below for information on the MINI-12).
Test of Personal Intelligence Mini-Marker-12 (TOPI MINI-12)
To foster the study of personal intelligence the lab is now making available the TOPI MINI-12, a 12-item measure of personal intelligence as of February 1st, 2012. We are distributing the following PDF:
Mayer, J. D., Panter, A. T., & Caruso, D. R. (2012). Test of Personal Intelligence MINI-12 (TOPI MINI-12): Brief Manual and Item Booklet. Unpublished manuscript. University of New Hampshire.
The Brief Manual and Item Booklet includes both a copy of the TOPI-MINI-12 and a manual for its use that includes some basic psychometric information about the test including means, standard deviations, and reliabilities across three studies.
To request the TOPI MINI-12 and the technical manual, please e-mail John D. Mayer at the University of New Hampshire. The UNH website provides contact information for Dr. Mayer.
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