BiographySince taking early retirement I have more time to do the things that I enjoy, which include writing. One has to do something to keep sane in the long Ontario winters! So far I have produced a book on human mental abilities, another on psychometrics, and am currently writing the 4th (and considerably expanded) edition of "Individual Differences". I also give the occasional talk, examine the occasional PhD, and am senior associate editor of the journal "Personality & Individual Differences" - the journal of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. I would strongly urge anyone with an interest in this area of psychology to join the society!
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My main research interests are in the areas of individual differences - human intelligence (and other mental abilities), personality, mood and motivation - and their assessment.
Apart from playing with our two cats, I enjoy classical (mainly baroque) music, walking, making (and drinking) wine, and sitting on the dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park reading, listening to podcasts and watching Lake Ontario.
By: Colin Cooper
Subjects: Psychology, Research Methods & Statistics
The headline says it all, really. I am honoured to be President-Elect of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) from 2021-2023. On a more personal note we have moved to London, Ontario, and love it! Still learning, still writing...