Don Saklofske

Dr. Don Saklofske

Social and Personality

Email: dsaklofs@uwo.ca
Office: SSC 7314
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 82721
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Biographical Information

I joined the Psychology Department at the UWO five years ago. Previously, I was a Full Professor in Applied Psychology and Associate Dean Research (Faculty of Education) at the University of Calgary.  I am currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary as well as the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Visiting Professor in the School of Psychology at Beijing Normal University, and a Research Member in the Laboratory for Research and Intervention in Positive Psychology and Prevention, University of Florence, Italy. Editorships include: Personality and Individual Differences,  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and Canadian Journal of School Psychology; also Editor for the Human Exceptionality book series published by Springer.

I am a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  I recently served on the Board of Directors and as President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences and the Board of the Canadian Psychological Association.   

My research interests and contributions are included in other sections of my profile.  The diversity of research achievements of our current lab of exceptional graduate students is outlined as well. Finally, I have a long standing interest in the martial arts and hold a black belt (sandan) in Shito-Ryu karate.

Selected Publications

Selected (more recent) publications (conference presentations, professional work, etc. listed in cv)

Books

Keefer, K., Parker, J.D.A. & Saklofske, D.H. (Eds.) (2018). Emotional intelligence in education: Integrating research into practice. New York: Springer.

Leschied, A., Saklofske, D.H., & Flett. G. (Eds.) (2018). The Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion: An Evidence Informed Framework for Implementation. New York: Springer

Coulacoglou, C. & Saklofske D. (2017). Psychometrics & Psychological Assessment, Principles & Applications. San Diego: Elsevier.

Weiss, L.G., Saklofske, D.H., Holdnack, J.A., & Prifitera, A. (2016). WISC-V Assessment and Interpretation. San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press

Boyle, G. J., Saklofske, D.H., & Matthews .G., (Eds) (2015). Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs . San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Prince-Embury, S. & Saklofske, D.H., (Eds)(2014). Resilience Interventions for Youth in Diverse Populations.  New York, Springer.

Saklofske, D. H., Reynolds, C.R., & Schwean, V. L., (Eds) (2013). Oxford Handbook Of Child Psychological Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press.

Prince-Embury, S. & Saklofske, D. H., (Eds.) (2013). Resiliency in Children, Youth and Adults: Translating Research into Practice. New York: Springer

Boyle, G., Saklofske, D. H., & Matthews, G. (Eds.)(2012). Psychological Assessment (4 volumes). Vol. 1 Intelligence Assessment, Vol. 2 Personality and Clinical Assessment, Vol. 3 Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Vol 4 Applied Psychological Assessment. London: Sage.

Books in press or preparation:

Carducci, B.J., Di Fabio,A., Saklofske, D.H., & Stough, C. (Eds.) (2018). Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. III. Personality processes and individual differences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Weiss, L.G., Saklofske, D.H., Holdnack, J. & Prifitera, A. (2019).  WISC-V Assessment and  Interpretation: Second Edition. San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press

Chapters in Books (2015-2018):

Smith, M.M. Sherry, S. B., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018). Understanding the narcissistic need for perfection: The most dazzling, perfect, and comprehensive review ever. In T. Herman, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Eds.), The handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies (pp. 265-274. New York: Springer.

 Saklofske, D.H. (2018). Publishing in Canadian Journal of School Psychology. In R. G. Floyd (Ed.), Publishing in school psychology and related fields: An insider’s guide. New York: Routledge. 

Vesely, A.K. & Saklofske, D.H. (2018) Emotional intelligence and the next generation of teachers.   In K. Keefer, J.D.A. Parker, & D.H. Saklofske, (Eds). Emotional intelligence in education:  Integrating research into practice (pp. 377-402). New York: Springer.   

DiFabio, A. & Saklofske, D.H. (2018). Emotional Intelligence and Youth Career Readines. In K. Keefer, J.D.A. Parker, & D.H. Saklofske, (Eds). Emotional intelligence in education: Integrating research into practice (pp. 353-376). New York: Springer

Petrides,K.V., Sanchez-Ruiz M-J., Siegling, A.B., Saklofske, D.H., & Mavrovelli, S.(2018). Emotional intelligence as personality: Measurement and role of trait emotional intelligence in Education contexts. In K. Keefer, J.D.A. Parker, & D.H. Saklofske, (Eds). Emotional intelligence in education: Integrating research into practice (pp.49-82). New York: Springer.

Keefer, K.V., Parker, J.D.A. & Saklofske, D.H. (2018).  Three decades of emotional intelligence research: Perenial issues, emerging trends, and lesssons learned in Education. In K. Keefer, J.D.A. Parker, & D.H. Saklofske, (Eds). Emotional intelligence in education: Integrating research into practice (pp.1-22). New York: Springer.

 Keefer, K.V., J.D.A Parker, & D.H. Saklofske, (2018). Emotional intelligence, stress, and health: When the going gets tough, the tough turn to emotions.  In L. Dacre Poole & P. Qualter Eds), An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (pp 161-183).  The British Psychological Society, Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Leschied, A.W., Saklofske, D.H. &  Flett, G.L. (2018). An Overview of Implementation.  In Leschied, A. W., Saklofske, D.H., & Flett, G.L.  Handbook of school-based mental health promotion: An evidence-informed framework of interprtetation  (pp 1-7).  New York: Springer.

Vesely, A., Vingilis, E., Saklofske, D.H., & Leschied (2018). Qualities of teacher effectiveness in delivering school-based mental health programs: The relevance of emotional intelligence. In Leschied, A. W., Saklofske, D.H., & Flett, G.L.  Handbook of school-based mental health promotion: An evidence-informed framework of interpretation  (pp 167-184). New York: Springer

Smith, M. M., Vidovic, V., Sherry, S. B., & Saklofske, D. H. (2017). Self-oriented perfectionism and socially prescribed perfectionism adds incrementally to the prediction of suicide ideation beyond hopelessness: A meta-analysis of 15 studies (pp. 349-371). In U. Kumar (Ed.), Handbook of suicidal behaviour. New York: Springer.

Mpfou, E., van de Vijver, F., Bracken, B., & Saklofske, D.H. (2017). Teaching of intelligence and emotional intelligence. In  G. Rich, U. P. Gielen, & H. Takooshian (Eds).  Internationalizing the teaching of Psychology (pp. 281-296). IAP - Information Age Publishing.

Prince-Embury, S., Saklofske, D. H., & Keefer, K. V. (2017). Three factor model of personal resiliency. In U. Kumar (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience (pp. 34-44). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Stoeber, J., Corr, P., Smith, M. M., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018). Perfectionism and personality. In J. Stoeber (Ed.). The Psychology of Perfectionism: Theory, Research, Applications (pp.68-88). London: Routledge. 

Schoenberg, MR., Lange, RT., Rum, R., Osborn, K., & Saklofske, D.H. & Marsh, M.  (2018). Premorbid intelligence. In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology 2nd Ed.. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_2140-2

Schoenberg, M.R., Saklofske, D.H. & Hindes, Y. & Nelson, R., (2018). Intelligence. In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (2nd Ed). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1061-2

Saklofske, D.H., Schoenberg, M.R., Nordstokke, D. & Nelson, R.  (2018). Intelligence Quotient. In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds. In Chief). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (2nd Ed.). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1075-3

 Saklofske,  D.H., Rum, R., & Schoenberg, M.R. (2018). Wechsler Intelligence Tests for Adults and Children. In J.S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds. In Chief). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1073-3 (2nd Ed.). New York: Springer  

Petrides, D., Siegling, A., & Saklofske, D.H. (2016).  Theory and measurement of trait emotional intelligence.  In U. Kumar (Ed.). Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment. John Wiley

Prince-Embury, S., Keefer, K. V., & Saklofske, D. H. (2016). Fostering psychosocial skills: School-based promotion of resiliency in children and adolescents. In A. A. Lipnevich, F. Preckel, & R. D. Roberts (Eds), Psychosocial skills and school systems in the twenty-first century: Theory, research, and applications ( pp301-324) . New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-28606-8-12.

Saklofske, D. H.,van de Vijver, F., Oakland, T., Mpofu, E., & Suzuki, L. (2015). Intelligence and culture. In In S. Goldstein , D. Princiotta, & J.A. Naglieri. (Eds), Handbook of intelligence:  Evolutionary theory, historical perspectives, and current concepts (pp341-366).  New York: Springer.

McCrimmon, A, Climie,E., & Saklofske, D.H. (2015).  Assessment of intelligence. In  J. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2nd Ed.  (pp.283-289), London: Elsevier.

Boyle, G. J., Saklofske, D.H., & Matthews .G., (2015). Criteria and evaluation of scales and measures. In  G. J. Boyle, D.H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds). Measures of Personality and Social Psychology Constructs (pp. 3-15). San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Prince-Embury, S., Saklofske, D.H. & Vesely, K.V. (2015). Measures of resiliency. In  G. J. Boyle, D.H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds). Measures of Personality and Social Psychology Constructs (pp. 290-321). San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Siegling, A.B., Saklofske, D.H. & Petrides, K.V. (2015). Measures of ability and trait emotional intelligence. In  G. J. Boyle, D.H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds). Measures of Personality and Social Psychology Constructs (pp. 381-414). San Diego: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Articles in Referred Journals (2015-2018):

Kehayes, I.V., Smith, M.M.,  Sherry, S.B., Vidovic, V., Saklofske, D.H. (2019). Are perfectionism dimensions risk factors for fulimic symptoms? A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.  Personality and Individual Differences, 138,117-125.

Babcock, S., Miller, J., Saklofske, D.H. & J.J. Zhu, (2018)  WISC-V Canadian norms: Relevance and  use in the assessment of Canadian children. Canadian Journal of BehaviouralScience/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 50(2), 97.

Smith, M. M., Vidovic, V., Sherry, S. B., Stewart, S. H., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018). Perfectionistic concerns confer risk for anxiety symptoms: A meta-analysis of 11 longitudinal studies. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 31, 4-20.  doi:10.1080/10615806.2017.1384466

Sinclair, V. & Saklofske, D.H. (2018). Is there a place in politics for compassion? The role of compassion in predicting hierarchy-legitimizing views. Self and Identity, https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2018.1468354

Di Fabio, A., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018). The contributions of personality and emotional intelligence to resiliency. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 140-144.

Smith, M., Sherry, S.B., McLarnon, M.E., Flett, G.L., Hewitt, P.L., Saklofske, D.H., & Etherson, M. (2018).  Why Does Socially Prescribed Perfectionism Place People at Risk for Depression? A Five- Month, Two-Wave Longitudinal Study of the Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model. Personality and Individual Differences, 134, 49-54.

Lau, C., Stewart, S.L., Sarmiento, C., Saklofske, D.H., & Tremblay, P. (2018). Who Is at Risk for Problematic Video Gaming? Risk Factors in Problematic Video Gaming in Clinically Referred Canadian Children and Adolescents. Multimodal Technologies and Interactions, 2, 19.

Di Fabio, A., & Saklofske, D. (2017). HEXACO-60: Primo contributo alla validazione della versione italiana [HEXACO-60: First contribution to the validation of the Italian version]. Giornale Italiano di Ricerca e Applicazioni10(3). doi: 10.14605/CS1031707    

Di Fabio, A., & Saklofske, D. (2017). The Mini International Personality Item Pool Scale (Mini-IPIP): Primo contributo alla validazione della versione italiana [The Mini International Personality Item Pool Scale (Mini-IPIP): First contribution to the validation of the Italian version]. Giornale Italiano di Ricerca e Applicazioni10(3). doi: 10.14605/CS1031708 

Smith, M. M., Sherry, S. B., Chen, S., Saklofske, D. H., Mushquash, C., Flett, G. L., & Hewitt, P.L. (2018). The perniciousness of perfectionism: A meta-analytic review of the perfectionism- suicide relationship. Journal of Personality, 86, 522-542.  doi:10.1111/jopy.12333

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Saklofske, D. H., Tremblay, P. F., & Hirdes, J. (2018). Psychometric evaluationof the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Disruptive/Aggression Behaviour Scale (DABS) and Hyperactive/Distraction Scale (HDS). Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 49(2), 279-289.

 Qualter, P., Davis, S., Keefer, K., Parker, J., Saklofske, D.H., Wigelsworth, M.,  Simmons, N., Stough, C. (2017). Emotional intelligence in education. British Journal of Educational Psychology Monograph Series II, 12,51-69.

Smith, M. M., Sherry, S. B., Mushquash, A. R., Saklofske, D. H., Gautreau, C. M., & Nealis, L. J. (2017). Perfectionism erodes social self-esteem and generates depressive symptoms: Studying mother-daughter dyads using a daily diary design with longitudinal follow-up. Journal of Research in Personality, 71, 72-79.

Plouffe, R., Saklofske, D. H., & Smith, M. M. (2017). The Assessment of Sadistic of Personality: Preliminary psychometric evidence for a new measure. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 166-171. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.043

Smith, M. M., Sherry, S.B., Gautreau, C.M., Mushquash, A. R., Saklofske, D. H., & Allen, S. L. (2017). The intergenerational transmission of perfectionism: Fathers’ other-oriented perfectionism and daughters’ perceived psychological control uniquely predicts daughters’ self-critical perfectionism and daughters’ personal standards perfectionism. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 242-248.

Prince-Embury, S., Saklofske, D. H., & Nordstokke, D. W. (2017). The Resiliency Scale for Young Adults. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35(3), 276-290.

Climie, E. A., Saklofske, D. H., Mastoras, S. M., & Schwean, V. L. (2017). Trait and Ability Emotional Intelligence in Children With ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 1087054717702216.

Smith, M. Saklofske, D.H., Yan, G., & Sherry, S.B. (2017). Does perfectionism predict depression, stress, and life satisfaction after controlling for neuroticism? A study of Canadian and Chinese undergraduates. Journal of Individual Differences, 38(2), 63-70.

Parker, J. D., Saklofske, D. H., & Keefer, K. V. (2017). Giftedness and academic success in college and university: Why emotional intelligence matters. Gifted Education International, 33(2), 183-194.

Smith, M. M., & Saklofske, D. H. (2017). The structure of multidimensional perfectionism: Support for a bifactor model with a dominant general factor.                 Journal of Personality Assessment, 99, 297-303.

Plouffe, R. A., Paunonen, S. V., & Saklofske, D. H. (2017). Item properties and the convergent validity of personality assessment: A peer rating study. Personality and Individual Differences, 111, 96-105.

 Smith, M. M., Sherry, S. B., Saklofske, D. H., & Mushquash, A. R. (2017). Clarifying the perfectionism-procastination relationship using a 7-day, 14 occasion daily diary study. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, 117-123.

Wilson, C. & Saklofske, D.H. (2017). Resiliency, and mental health in older adults: The mediating role of savouring. Aging and Mental Health. 1-7.

Kelly, I.W., Janzen, B.L, & Saklofske, D.H. (2017). Psychology, science and astrology. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. 1-7.

 Smith, M.M, Speth, T., Sherry, S.B., Saklofske, D.H., Stewart, S., & Glowacka, M. (2017). Is socially prescribed perfectionism veridical? A new take on the stressfulness of perfectionism.  Personality and Individual Differences, 110, 115-118.

 Balakrishnan, A, Plouffe, R., & Saklofske, D.H. (2017). What do sadists value? Is honest- humility and intermediary? Replicating and extending findings on the link between values and dark personalities.  Personality and Individual Differences, 19, 142-147.

 Smith, M.,Sherry, S., Gautreau, C., Stewart, S.,Saklofske,D.H, Mushquash, A. (2017).Are perfectionistic concerns an antecedent of or a consequence of binge eating, or both? A short-term four-wave longitudinal study of undergraduate women.  Eating Behaviours, 26, 23-26.

Sudarshan, N., Bowden, S., Saklofske, D.H., & Weiss, L.G.(2016). Age-Related Invariance of Abilities Measured With the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV. Psychological Assessment, 28(11), 1489-1501.

Ploufe, R., Saklofske, D. H., & Smith, M. M. (2016). The Subclinical Sadism Scale; Preliminary psychometric evaluation for a new measure. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 166-171.

Smith, M., & Saklofske, D. (2017). The general factor of perfectionism: Support for a bifactor model with a dominant general factor and specific factors. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99, 297-303.

Bowden, S.C, Saklofske, D.H.,van de Vijver, A.J.R., Sudarshan, J. & Eysenck, S.B.G. (2016).  Cross-Cultural Measurement Invariance of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire across 33Countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 103, 53-60. (special issue).

Smith, M. M., Sherry, S. B., Chen, S., Saklofske, D.H.,  Flett, G. L., & Hewitt, P. L. (2016). Perfectionism and  narcissism: A meta-analytic review. J. of Research in Personality, 64, 90-101.

Smith, M.M., Saklofske, D.H., Stoeber, J., & Sherry, S.B. (2016).  The Big Three Perfectionism Scale: A new measure of perfectionism.  Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34, 670-688. (special issue).

 DiFabio, A., Saklofske, D.H., & Tremblay, P. (2016). Psychometric Properties of the Italian Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (I-TEIQue). Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 198-201.

 Smith, M. M., Sherry, S.B., Rnic, K., Saklofske, D. H., Enns, M. W., & Gralnick, T. (2016). Are perfectionism dimensions vulnerability factors for depressive symptoms after controlling for neuroticism? A meta-analysis of 10 longitudinal studies. European Journal of Personality, 30, 201-212

Smith, M. M., Saklofske, D., Yan, G., & Sherry, S. (2016). A person centered  perspective on multidimensional perfectionism in Canadian and Chinese university students: A multigroup latent profile analysis. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 44, 135-151.

LaPalme, M., Wang, W., Joseph, D., Saklofske, D.H. & Yan, G. ( 2016) Measurement Equivalence of the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale across Cultures: An Item Response Theory Approach.  Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 190-198.

Saklofske, D.H., Austin, E., Yan, G. & Smith, M. (2016) , Factor structure and correlates of the Mandarin version of the Managing the Emotions of Others (MEOS) scale.  International Journal of Psychology, 51 (1), 72-77. DOI 10.1002/ijop.12147.

 Smith, M. M., Saklofske, D., Yan, G., & Sherry, S. (2016).  Cultural  similarities in perfectionism: Perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns generalize across Chinese and Canadian groups. Measurement  and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 49, 63-76.

Mastoras, S., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L. & Climie, E. (2016). Social Support in Children with ADHD: An Exploration of Resilience.  Journal of Attention Disorders 22(8), 712-723

Brady, D., Saklofske, D.H., Schwean, V.L., Montgomery, J. Thorne, K., & McCrimmon, A . (2015). Executive Functions in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 8(9), 1016-1023.

Balakrishnan, A. & Saklofske, D.H. (2015). Be Mindful How You Measure: A Psychometric Investigation of the Brief Emotional Intelligence Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 293-301.

Siegling A. B., Vesely, A. K., Petrides, K.V., & Saklofske, D. H., (2015). Incremental validity of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Short Form.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 97(5), 525-535.       

Stelnicki, A.,  Nordstokke, D. & Saklofske, D.H. (2015).  Who is the  successful university student? An Analysis of Personal Resources.  Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 45(2), 214-228.      

Smith, M.M., Saklofske, D.H., Keefer, K.V. & Tremblay, P.  (2016). Coping strategies and Psychological outcomes: The moderating effect of personal resiliency. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 150, 18-32.

Siegling, A, Vesely, A., Saklofske, D.H., Frederickson, F.  Petrides, K.V. (2015).  Incremental Validity of the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire-Adolescent Short Form (TEIQue- ASF),  European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 97(5), 525–535.  DOI:

Andrei, F., Smith, M. M., Surcinelli, P., Baldaro, B., & Saklofske, D. (2016). The trait emotional intelligence questionnaire: Internal structure, criterion and incremental validity in an Italian sample. Measurement and Evaluation  in Counseling and Development, 49, 34-45.

Prince-Embury, S., & Saklofske, D.H. (2015). Resilience interventions: A fair appraisal? A response to the review of Resilience Interventions for Youth in Diverse Populations. PsychCritiques, 60(31), article 10. 

Smith, M. Saklofske, D.H., Yan G. & Sherry (2015).  Perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns interact to predict negative emotionality; Support for the tripartite model  of perfectionism  in Canadian and Chinese university students.  Personality and Individual Differences,  81, 141-147.

Miller, J.L., Weiss, L.G., Beal, A.L., Saklofske, D.H., Zhu, J., & Holdnack, J.A. (2015). Intelligent use of intelligence tests: Empirical and clinical support for the Canadian WAIS-IV norms. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33, 312-328. 

Smith, M., Saklofske, D.H., & Yan G.. (2015).  Perfectionism, trait emotional intelligence, and psychological outcomes.  Personality and Individual Differences, 85, 155-158.

 

Please see CURRICULUM VITAE  for articles in preparation, conference presentations and invited lectures etc.


 

Some selected books

Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment: Principles and Applications Coulacoglou & Saklofske, 2017
Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs Edited by G. J. Boyle, D.H. Saklofske,  & G. Matthews
WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives
Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske, Diane L. Coalson, Susan Engi Raiford Read More [Download PDF, 85 KB]
Assessing Emotional Intelligence Theory, Research, and Application Edited by Con Stough, Donald H. Saklofske, James D.A. Parker
The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment. Vol. 1. Personality Theories and Models
Edited by Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews, Donald H. Saklofske. Read more [Download PDF, 2.7 MB]
WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention, Second Edition
Edited by Aurelio Prifitera, Donald H. Saklofske, Lawrence G. Weiss Read more [Download PDF, 112KB]
Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Translating Research into Practice Edited by Sandra Prince-Embury, Donald H. Saklofske
The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment Edited by Donald H. Saklofske, Cecil R. Reynolds and Vicki L. Schwean
Resilience Interventions Youth in Diverse Populations Edited by Sandra Prince-Embury, Donald H. Saklofske
WISC-V Assessment and Interpretation.
Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske, James Holdnack,  Aurelio Prifitera


 

 

 

 

 

Research

My research focuses on the study of individual differences with an emphasis on personality and intelligence, including emotional intelligence. These studies and resulting publications are theoretical and practical as well as correlational and experimental. The opportunity for cross-cultural studies has significantly broadened the scope of this research. Also, my recent research interests in emotional intelligence, including emotions and social cognition is motivated by the current emphasis on prevention, resiliency, psychological health, and building capacity.

Publications of some of my more recent books, book chapters and journal articles are included in the publications link.

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Inugural Meeting of The International Study of Individual Differences (London, UK 1983)




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Professors and students test the nation

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Making life better for survivors of profound brain injury

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International Congress of Psychology Japan International Congress of Psychology Japan
Asian Congress of Health Psychology Symposium Halifax Trip Visit
Visit2 TV Interview Psychological Assessment Workshop 3
Emotional Intelligence Symposium 1 CPA Emotional Intelligence Symposium
Trent-Western Research Forum Beijing Normal University School of Psychology ISID Conference London
issid 2015 Beijing Normal University School of Psychology Beijing Normal University School of Psychology
with zimbardo New hotel an hour from Beijing post grad students
issid 2015 with keynote speaker Psychological Assessment Workshop 2 ISSID 2013







 

Research Lab

Personality and Measurement Lab (Intelligence, Personality, Individual Differences, Psychological Assessment)
Supervisor: Dr. Don Saklofske

Research Lab Group Photo
GRADUATE STUDENTS: PERSONALITY AND MEASUREMENT LABORATORY
Front Row (L to R): Rachel Plouffe, Claire Wilson, Sarah Babcock Lital Yosopov, Anita Feher
Anjana Balakrishnan, Laura Johnson, Vanessa Sinclair

Back Row (L to R): Don Saklofske, Hiten Dave, Chris Kowalski, Deanna Walker
(missing: Samantha Chen, Chloe Lau)

Undergraduate Students: Honours Thesis

L to R: Don Saklofske, Esti Azizi, Cassidy Trahair, Aidan McNaughton, Alexandra Riggin
(missing: Claudia Czechowski)



Graduate Students 2018-19  

Sarah Babcock, 2nd Year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

I completed both my Honours degree in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and my post-graduate certificate in Research Ethics & Clinical Trials at McMaster University; my MSc was completed here at Western. Prior to my graduate work, I worked for Pearson Clinical Assessment coordinating the Canadian standardization and data collection of various scales of intelligence and achievement. I am the recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Master's and SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship. My research interests include: cognitive ability assessment, individual differences, scale development, resilience, and student success.  

Recent Publications: 

Babcock, S. E., Miller, J. L., Saklofske, D. H., & Zhu, J. (2018). WISC-V Canadian Norms: Relevance and Use in the Assessment of Canadian Children. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 50(2), 97. 

Babcock, S. E. (in press, June 2018). David M. Buss. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & C. S. Nave (Vol. Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. I. Models and theories. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 

Conference Presentations:  

Babcock, S. E., Miller, J. L., Saklofske, D. H., & Zhu, J. The significance of country norms in cognitive assessment: A WISC-V Canadian and U.S. normative comparison. Poster presented at the Internal Congress for Applied Psychology in June 2018.  

Babcock, S. E., Wilson. C. A. & Saklofske, D. H. Sinking or swimming in an academic pool: A study of resiliency and student success in first year undergraduates. Poster presented at the Internal Congress for Applied Psychology in June 2018.

Anjana Balakrishnan, 4th year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

Anjana completed her honors B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto at Scarborough, and her M. Sc. in Personality and Measurement at Western University. She is co-supervised by Dr. Victoria Esses and Dr. Donald Saklofske and is in the collaborative program in Migration and Ethnic Relations. Her research interests are in understanding group-based differences in self-concept, the personality-culture link, and intersectional research between areas of personality and social psychology.

Recent Publications:  

Balakrishnan, A. (2018). Book review: Internationalizing the teaching of psychology by Rich, G. J., Gielen, U. P., & Takooshian, H. (eds.). (2017). Internationalizing the teaching of psychology. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 488 pp. $45.99. ISBN 978-1-641-13005-9 doi:10.1177/0829573517744452 

Balakrishnan, A., Plouffe, R. A., & Saklofske, D. H. (2017). What do sadists value? Is honesty-humility an intermediary? Replicating and extending findings on the link between values and “dark” personalities. Personality and Individual Differences, 109, 142-147. 

Recent Conference Presentations: 

Balakrishnan, A. (2017, April) Does Perspective Matter? A Nomological Network of Basic Psychological Needs, Global Orientations, and Outcome Behaviours. Poster presented at the MER 2017 Graduate Student Conference: Migration in Uncertain Times. Western University, London, ON.

Samantha Chen, 4th year PhD, Clinical Science and Psychopathology

I completed my Honours Bachelors of Science at the University of Toronto and my Master of Science at Western University. My research interests include perfectionism, social support, interpersonal relationships, and psychological well-being. I am a recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Award. I have also been involved in research related to reducing waitlist times for mental health services at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program of Children’s Hospital. 

Recent Publications: 

Moroz, S., Chen, S., Daljeet, K. N., & Campbell, L. (2018). The Dark Triad and break-up distress. Personality and Individual Differences, 132, 52-59. 

Smith, M. M., Sherry, S. B., Chen, S., Saklofske, D. H., Mushquash, C., Flett, G. L., & Hewitt, P. L. (2018). The perniciousness of perfectionism: A meta-analytic review of the perfectionism–suicide relationship. Journal of Personality, 86(3), 522-542. 

Smith, M. M., Sherry, S. B., Chen, S., Saklofske, D. H., Flett, G. L., & Hewitt, P. L. (2016). Perfectionism and narcissism: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Research in Personality, 64, 90-101.
 

Hiten Dave, 2nd year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

Hiten completed his BSc and MSc degrees at Trent University, and is now a PhD candidate at Western. His graduate work involves working with large, longitudinal datasets such as Statistics Canada’s National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), and the Trent Academic Wellness and Success Project (TAWSP). He also works as a research associate at the faculty of education, working on projects related to the interRAI child and youth mental health (ChYMH) assessments, as well as the interRAI 0-3 project. His main research interests are psychometrics, social and motivational competence, mental health, educational and vocational psychology.  You can stay up to date with his work on ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hiten_Dave), and Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=tGEsXm8AAAAJ).

 

Recent Publications:  

Dave, H. P., Mesarosova, K. M., Siegling, A. B., Tremblay, P. F., & Saklofske, D. H. (in press). Assessing Locus of Control in pilots: Validation of a self-report measure. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors. 

Zine-El-Abedinne, F., Dave, H., Al-Dhafri, S. S., El-Astal, S., Hemaid, F., & Parker, J. D. A. (2017). Cross-validation of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale: Results from an Arabic Multicenter Study. Personality and Individual Differences, 113, 219-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.017

Selected Conference Talks/Presentations:

Dave, H. P., Keefer, K. V., Snetsinger, S., Holden, R. R., & Parker, J. D. A. (2018, June). Stability and change in trait emotional intelligence in emerging adults: A four-year population-based study. Paper presented as a “Gimme-5” talk at the Internal Congress for Applied Psychology convention in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Snetsinger, S., Keefer, K. V., Dave, H. P., Holden, R. R., & Parker, J. D. A. (2018, June). Developmental Trajectory of Depression in Mothers and Emerging Adult Dyads: The Mitigating Influence of Trait Emotional Intelligence. Poster Presented at the 2018 International Congress for Applied Psychology convention in Montreal, QC, Canada.


 

Anita Feher, 3rd year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

I am very interested in using mixed-methods research to explore how individual difference variables influence interpersonal behaviours and motivations. My main research interests are conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, compassion, and well-being.

Recent publications:

Feher, A. (in press). Aggression, personality correlates. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & A. Di Fabio, D. H. Saklofske, & C. Stough (Vol. Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. III. Personality processes and individual differences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Tohver, G. C., & Feher, A. (in press). Health and personality. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & A. Di Fabio, D. H. Saklofske, & C. Stough (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. III. Personality processes and individual differences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Recent conference presentations:

Feher, A., Levy, S., Saklofske, D. H. (2018, May). Tendency Towards Cooperation in Conflict: The Influence of Trait Emotional Intelligence Factors. Poster presented at the Waterloo-Western-Wilfrid Laurier conference in Waterloo, ON.

Feher, A. & Saklofske, D. H. (2017, June). The Influence of Emotional Intelligence and Compassion on Conflict Resolution Strategies. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, ON.
 

Laura Johnson, 1st year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

Laura K. Johnson is a first year PhD Candidate supervised by Dr. Donald H. Saklofske. She obtained her Masters of Science in Psychology (Msc.) at The University of Western Ontario, where she investigated whether empathy, compassion, and altruism could form a “Light Triad” of prosocial personality. She is also the recipient of a CGS-M scholarship from SSHRC and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her research interests include prosocial personality traits as well as the Dark Tetrad (narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, sadism).

Recent Publications:

Johnson, L. K., Plouffe, R. A., & Saklofske, D. H. (in press). Subclinical sadism and the Dark Triad: Should there be a “Dark Tetrad”? Journal of Individual Differences. 

Johnson, L. K., & Dave, H. P.  (in press). Narcissism, Assessment of. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. II. Research methods and assessment techniques. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 

Recent Conference Presentations: 

Johnson, L. K. (2018, June). Grit as a facet of conscientiousness: Using structural equation modelling in a large sample of Internet users. Poster session presented at the 79th annual meeting of Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, ON, Canada.

Christopher Kowalski, 1st year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

Chris completed his undergraduate degree (Psychology) as well as his MSc (Health and Rehab Sciences) at Western. His MSc thesis investigated the relationship between psychological hardiness, perseverative cognition, and health. His current research is mostly related to the dark side of personality, perseverative cognition, psychometrics and rumination. Stay up to date with his publications by following him on researchgate (www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Kowalski) or Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=zyUnEf4AAAAJ&hl=en)

Kowalski, C. M., & Schermer, J. A. (in press). Hardiness, perseverative cognition, anxiety, and health-related outcomes: A case for and against psychological hardiness. Psychological Reports. 

Kowalski, C. M., Kwiatkowska, K., Kwiatkowska, M. M., Ponikiewska, K., Rogoza, R., & Schermer, J. A. (2018) The Dark Triad traits and intelligence: Machiavellians are bright, and narcissists and psychopaths are ordinary. Personality and Individual Differences, 135, 1-6. 

Kowalski, C. M., Rogoza, R., Vernon, P. A., & Schermer, J. A. (2018). The Dark Triad and the self-presentation variables of socially desirable responding and self-monitoring. Personality and Individual Differences, 120, 234-237.
 

Chloe Lau, 2nd Year PhD, Clinical Science and Psychopathology
 
Chloe Lau is a second year PhD student funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Joseph Armand Bombardier Masters and Doctoral Award. She was also a recipient of the ThinkSwiss Scholarship 2017, the Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Supplement, the Mitacs Globalink Opportunities Award, and the Mary Ann Underwood Global Opportunities Award to conduct international research studies with Professor Dr. Ruch and Dr. Hofmann at the University of Zurich and Professor Dr. Chiesi at the University of Florence.

Research Interests: State-Trait Model of Cheerfulness, Cross-Cultural Research, Item Response Theory.

Recent Publications:

Lau, C., Stewart, S. L., Sarmiento, C., Saklofske, D. H., & Tremblay, P. (2018). Who is at risk for problematic video gaming? Risk factors in problematic video gaming in clinically referred Canadian children and adolescents. Multimodal Technologies and Interactions, 2, 19.

Lau, C., Ford, J., Van Lieshout, R. J., Saperson, K., McConnell, M. M., & McCabe, R. (2018) Enhancing mentorship in psychiatry: A study investigating needs and preferences in the development of a mentoring program. J Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal1(1), 3; 8–18.doi:10.3390/j1010003

Recent Symposiums:

Lau, C., Ford, J., Van Lieshout, R., Saperson, K., & McCabe, R. (2018, September). Mentoring for Multidisciplinary Practitioners in Mental Health: Findings on Mentoring Initiatives in Promoting Healthier Organizations.  Second International Cross-Cultural Conference Healthier Societies Fostering Healthy Organizations, Florence, Italy.

Lau, C. Chiesi, F., Hofmann, J., Ruch, W., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018, September). Findings in the State Trait Cheerfulness English Short Form and Cross-Cultural Metric of Cheerfulness Across Four Cultures.  Second International Cross-Cultural Conference Healthier Societies Fostering Healthy Organizations, Florence, Italy.
 

Rachel Plouffe, 3rd year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

Rachel completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University and her Master of Science degree at Western University. Rachel's primary areas of research interest include the Dark Tetrad of personality, intimate partner violence, and test construction. Aside from her PhD work, Rachel is a research assistant and data analyst for Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. You can follow her work on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rachel_Plouffe 

Johnson, L. K., Plouffe, R. A., & Saklofske, D. H. (in press). Everyday sadism and the Dark Triad: Should there be a Dark Tetrad? Journal of Individual Differences.

Plouffe, R. A., Smith, M. M., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018). A psychometric investigation of the Assessment of Sadistic Personality. Personality and Individual Differences. Advance online publication.

Recent conference presentations:

Plouffe, R. A., Smith, M. M., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018, June). The Assessment of Sadistic Personality: Preliminary psychometric evidence for a new measure. Symposium paper presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology conference, Montreal, QC.

Schreyer, H., Plouffe, R. A., Wilson, C. A., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018, June). I spy a leader: How trait emotional intelligence and Dark Tetrad traits predict     transformational and transactional leadership beyond HEXAO personality factors. Poster presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology conference, Montreal, QC.
 

Vanessa Sinclair, 2nd year Ph.D, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology
 
Vanessa Sinclair is a second year Ph.D. student in the Social, Personality, and Developmental Psychology area. She obtained her Honours B.Sc. at Trent University, and her M.Sc. at Western University. Her research focuses on two complementary topics: prosocial individual differences and political ideology (their measurement, antecedents, and consequences).

Research publications:

Sinclair, V. M., & Smith, M. M. (in press.) Empathy, personality correlates. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & A. Di Fabio, D. H. Saklofske, & C. Stough (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. III. Personality processes and individual differences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Sinclair, V. M., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018). Is there a place in politics for compassion? The role of compassion in predicting hierarchy-legitimizing views. Self and Identity. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2018.1468354 

Babcock, S., Li, Y., Sinclair, V. M., Thomson, C., & Campbell, L. (2017). Two replications of an investigation on empathy and utilitarian judgement across socioeconomic status. Scientific Data, 4, 160129. doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.129

Deanna Walker, 2nd year PhD, Clinical Science and Psychopathology

Deanna completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Psychology at Carleton University. She is currently a second year PhD Student in the Clinical Science and Psychopathology program. Deanna’s research interests include positive psychology, individual differences, extraversion, creativity, and social connections. More specifically, her research interests pertain to factors that engender growth and well-being, both individually and in the context of close relationship.

Recent Publications:

Walker, D. L. (in press). Introversion-extraversion. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & C. S. Nave (Vol. Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Volume I. Models and theories. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Recent Conference Presentations:

Harasymchuk, C. & Walker, D. L. (2018, January). Personal growth from date nights: A self-expansion explanation. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Walker, D. L. & Harasymchuk, C. (2017, June). Plan a date!: Self-expanding relationship activities and the role of relationship goals. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research, Syracuse, NY. 

Walker, D. L., Zelenski, J. M., & van Allen, Z. (2017, January). Why are we happier when we act extraverted?: Examining social connectedness and novelty in well-being interventions. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.
 

Claire Wilson, 3rd year PhD, Social, Personality & Developmental Psychology

I completed my BA at King’s University College at Western University with an Honors Specialization in Psychology, and my MSc at Western University. My master’s thesis research examined resilience and mental health in older adults. My dissertation work is focused on examining qualitative resilience research and developing a scale to measure resilience in an older adult population. My research interests include: successful aging, subjective health in older adults, resilience, and undergraduate student success.

Recent publications:

Wilson, C. A., Plouffe, R. A., Saklofske, D. H., Di Fabio, A., Prince-Embury, S., & Babcock, S. E. (2018). Resiliency across cultures: A validation of the Resiliency Scale for Young Adults. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0734282917740017

Wilson, C. A., & Saklofske, D. H. (2017). The relationship between trait emotional intelligence, resiliency, and mental health in older adults: The mediating role of savouring. Aging and Mental Health, 22(5), 646-654.

Recent conference presentations:

Babcock, S. E., Wilson, C. A., & Saklofske, D. H. (2018). Sinking or swimming in an academic pool: A study of resiliency and student success in first year undergraduates. Poster presented at the International Congress on Applied Psychology & Canadian Psychological Association’s 79th Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec.

Plouffe, R. A., Wilson, C. A., Babcock, S. E., Saklofske, D. H., Gonggu, Y., Prince-Embury, S., & Nordstokke, D W. (2018). A cross-cultural examination of resiliency in young adults. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s 2018 Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.
 

Lital Yosopov, 1st year M.Sc., Clinical Science and Psychopathology

Lital Yosopov is a first year M.Sc Student supervised by Dr. Donald Saklofske, in the area of Clinical Psychology. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business, with Summa Cum Laude distinction, at York University. Lital’s undergraduate thesis focused on perfectionism, addressing the correlates of the maladaptive dimension of perfectionism. Her current interests include: perfectionism, self-conscious emotions including shame and guilt, and exploring the role of cultural differences in perfectionistic personality. 

Recent works:  

Flett. G., & Yosopov. L. (2018). The Correlates of Perfectionistic Symptomatology, including the Experience of Shame and the Overgeneralization of Failure. Unpublished Undergraduate Honour’s Thesis. https://psycentre.apps01.yorku.ca/wp/the-correlates-of-perfectionistic-symptomatology-including-the-experience-of-shame-and-the-overgeneralization-of-failure/