James Parker


Canada Research Chair in Emotion and Health

B.A. (Simon Fraser University)

M.A., Ph.D. (York University)

Office: LHS DNA C249
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. tba   
Email: jparker@trentu.ca
Webpage: http://www.trentu.ca/academic/psychology/jparker/



Research interests:

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).


PSYC 2300H-B FA PTBO: Introductory Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3110H-A FA PTBO: Basic Psychometrics

PSYC 2300H-A WI PTBO: Introductory Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 2310H-A WI PTBO: Introduction to Personality Theory


Selected publications:


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,

   36, 163-172.