Professor and Canada Research Chair in Emotion and Health
B.A. (Simon Fraser University)
M.A., Ph.D. (York University)
I have been involved in a number of research projects on personality and affect regulation.
During the past decade, research from a variety of fields has generated growing interest in
the development of affect regulation, and in the consequences for personality development,
psychopathology and achievement when there are deficits in these abilities. I am particularly
interested in studying the relationship between constructs like alexithymia and emotional
intelligence and various outcome variables (particularly mental and physical health problems
and/or academic achievement).
Teaching: On Leave 2013-14
Parker, J. D. A. (2005). Relevance of emotional intelligence for clinical psychology. In R. Schulze
& R. D. Roberts (Eds.), International handbook of emotional intelligence (pp. 271-287).
Berlin: Hogrefe & Huber.
Parker, J. D. A., Creque, R. E., Barnhart, D. L., Harris, J., Majeski, S. A., Wood, L. M., Bond, B. J.,
& Hogan, M. J. (2004). Academic achievement in high school: Does emotional intelligence matter?
Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 1321-1330.
Parker, J. D. A., Hogan, M. J., Eastabrook, J. M., Oke, A., & Wood, L. M. (2006). Emotional
intelligence and student retention: Predicting the successful transition from high school to university.
Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 1329-1336.
Parker, J. D. A., Saklofske, D. H., Wood, L. M., Eastabrook, J. M., & Taylor, R. N. (2005). Stability and
change in emotional intelligence: Exploring the transition to young adulthood. Journal of
Individual Differences, 26, 100-106.
Parker, J. D. A., Shaughnessy, P. A., Wood, L. M., Majeski, S. A., & Eastabrook, J. M. (2005).
Cross-cultural alexithymia: Validity of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in North American aboriginal
populations. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 58, 83-88.
Parker, J. D. A., Summerfeldt, L. J., Hogan, M. J., & Majeski, S. A. (2004). Emotional intelligence and
academic success: Examining the transition from high school to university. Personality and Individual Differences,