About the Author
Gerald Matthews, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses on human performance, human factors, performance and information processing, and stress and cognition. Professor Matthews' main area of research interest is applying cognitive science models to human factors, individual differences, and stress, as well as the assessment and psychophysiology of personality and mood. More specifically, he is interested in personality and mood effects on attention and performance, stress and fatigue effects on performance, and the relationship between emotion and attentional processing. He has also researched the application of cognitive models of stress to individual differences in appraisal, coping, and stress outcomes. He is an associate editor of the journal Personality and Individual Differences and a consulting editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. ||Moshe Zeidner, PhD, is Professor of Human Development and Educational Psychology and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions at the University of Haifa, Israel,. His research focuses on personality, the assessment of stress and emotion, coping with traumatic events, and emotional intelligence. Professor Zeidner received a Lifelong Achievement Award in July 2003 from the Society of Stress and Anxiety Research. His most recent book, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth, was accorded an Honorable Mention by the American Academic Publishing Society (2003).Professor Zeidner is a consulting editor for the Journal of Educational Psychology; Personality and Individual Differences; Stress, Anxiety, and Coping; Psychology in the Schools; and Emotion. Professor Zeidner has co-authored or co-edited ten books and has authored or co-authored over two hundred articles and book's chapters published in the scientific literature.|Richard D. Roberts, PhD is a Principal Research Scientist in the Center for New Constructs in the Educational Testing Service's R&D Division, Princeton, NJ. A former National Research Council Fellow, he was also a Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia from 1998 to 2003. His main areas of specialization are assessment and individual differences. He has published around 120 peer-review articles or invited book chapters on these topics in diverse sub-disciplines (including, education, psychology, military science, and wind engineering), and received significant grants and awards (from foundations, the military, and several governments). The editor of four books, with a fifth on the way, he has also coauthored two previous books with the current research team, Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth and What We Know About Emotional Intelligence: How it Affects Learning, Work, Relationships, and Our Mental Health.