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Professor Philip Corr

Professor of Psychology (BE)

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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City, University of London
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About

Background

Prior to joining City University London in 2013, Professor Corr held Professorial positions at the University of East Anglia (2009-2013; where he was Head of Psychology) and Swansea University (2004-2009; where he served as Head of Department); and previously, he was Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. His professional affililations include: Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol.) of the British Psychological Society (BPS; and also an Associate Fellow); Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA); and a Chartered Scientist of the Science Council (CSci). Professor Corr is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Professional activities

Professor Corr is one of the Co-Founding Presidents (along with Professor Eammon Ferguson, Nottingham University) of the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (BSPID), which has the aim of furthering the scientific study of individual differences in the UK.

He was honoured to be elected by Society members to the offices of President-Elect (2013-2015) and President (2015-2017) of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), which is the main international scientific society in this area of psychology.

Professor Corr holds editorial positions with several scientific journals in the field of personality and individual differences.

Research

Professor Corr's current research interests are in the general areas of personality neuroscience and behavioural economics; specifically, individual differences in fundamental systems of approach and avoidance behaviour, and their conflict, and how these systems drive different forms of behaviour (e.g., revealed economic preferences and decision-making). Professor Corr also has interests in the impact of experimental interventions in real-world contexts; for example, emotional intelligence and burn-out in social workers; and the enhancement of confidence and achievement in university students. In an attempt to contribute to theoretical unity, along with Neil McNaughton, Professor Corr has provided an integrated account of concepts derived from behavioural economics (i.e., loss and gain sensitivity) and the neuroscience of personality systems.

- Personality and individual differences
- Neuroscience of approach and avoidance behaviour
- Personality and clinical disorders
- Personality and behavioural economic heterogeneity
- Prejudice in economic cooperation/competition
- Gambling and risky behaviour
- Behavioural control and consciousness.

Professor Corr has published numerous papers using a range of methodologies, including: genetical, neuroimaging, behavioural, psychopharmacological, psychophysical and psychophysiological. In addition to this empirical work, he has contributed theoretical ideas relating to the control of behaviour and the role played by conscious awareness.

Areas of PhD Supervision

Personality neuroscience and behavioural economics: explaining heterogeneity in economic behaviour by reference to individual differences in basic systems of emotion and motivation. Influence of prejudice in economic behaviour. Approach and avoidance behaviour, and their conflict, in everyday (e.g., gambling and social attitudes) and clinical (e.g., anxiety and psychopathy) phenomena.

Research Students

Name
Hannah Wachnianin
Thesis Title
Effect of neurofeedback and stimulant medication on children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Further Information
The main aims for this research are as follows:

1. to examine if neurofeedback home training and medication in combination reduce inattention and impulsivity for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

2. to identify if neurofeedback home training in isolation reduces inattention and impulsivity for children diagnosed with ADHD

3. to examine if neurofeedback, at home or in clinic, affects ADHD children’s personality traits, specifically their ability to inhibit behaviours and influence their reaction to rewards.

Understanding the interaction between neurofeedback and medication will enable a more effective strategy to be developed for individuals with ADHD.

Publications

Books (7)

  1. corr, P. (2016). Hans Eysenck: A contradictory psychology. Palgrave.
  2. Corr, P. (2015). Hans Eysenck. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-57323-0.
  3. Corr, P., Fajkowska, M. and Eysenck, M. (Eds.), (2013). Personality and control. New York: Eliot Werner.
  4. Corr, P. and Matthews, G. (Eds.), (2009). The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology.
  5. Corr, P. (2008). Psicologia Biologica. Mexico City, Mexico: Mcgraw Hill.
  6. Corr, P. (Ed.), (2008). The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-85179-4.
  7. Corr, P. (2006). Understanding Biological Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-21953-8.

Chapters (22)

  1. Corr, P., stoeber, J. and saklofske, D. (2017). Perfectionism and personality. In Stoeber, J. (Ed.), The psychology of perfectionism: Theory, research, applications. London: Routledge.
  2. Corr, P. and krupic, D. (2017). Motivating personality: Approach, avoidance, and their conflict. In Elliot, A. (Ed.), Advances in Motivation Science (pp. 39–90). London: Elsevier.
  3. Corr, P., McNaughton, N., wilson, M., Hutchison, A., burch, G. and Poropat, A. (2017). Putting the Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (RST) to work. In kim, S., Reeve, J.M. and Bong, M. (Eds.), Recent Developments in Neuroscience Research on Human Motivation: Advances in Motivation and Achievement (pp. 65–92). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing.
  4. McNaughton, N., DeYoung, C.G. and Corr, P.J. (2016). Approach/Avoidance. Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character (pp. 25–49). ISBN 978-0-12-800935-2.
  5. Corr, P.J. and Poropat, A.E. (2016). Personality Assessment and Theory. The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment (pp. 19–30). ISBN 978-1-119-17348-9.
  6. Corr, P.J. and McNaughton, N. (2015). Neural mechanisms of low trait anxiety and risk for externalizing behaviour. The Oxford Handbook of Externalizing Spectrum Disorders (pp. 220–238). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-932468-2.
  7. corr, P.J., Wytykowska, A. and Fajkowska, M. (2015). Dissimilarity focus as an attentional model of BIS-related comparator function. Personality and Control (pp. 67–98). New York
  8. Corr, P.J. and Perkins, A. (2014). Anxiety as an adaptive emotion. The Positive Side of Negative Emotions (pp. 37–54). New York: Guilford Press.
  9. Corr, P. and Morsella, E. (2013). The conscious control of behavior: Revisiting Gray’s comparator model. In Corr, P. and Eysenck, M. (Eds.), Personality and control New York: Eliot Werner Publications.
  10. Corr, P. (2013). Foreword. In Fajkowska, M. (Ed.), Personality coherence and incoherence: A perspective on anxiety and depression New York: Eliot Werner Publications.
  11. Corr, P. (2012). Individual differences in cognition: In search of a general theory of behavioural control. In Gruszka, A., Matthews, G. and Szymura, B. (Eds.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4614-3217-3.
  12. Corr, P. (2009). The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality. In Corr, P. and Matthews, G. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology (pp. 347–346). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-68051-6.
  13. Corr, P. (2009). Anxiety and the Behavioural Inhibition System. In Fajkowska, M. and Szymura, B. (Eds.), Anxiety:Genesis-Mechanisms-Functions (pp. 50–76). Warsaw: Scholar Scientific Publisher.
  14. McNaughton, N. and Corr, P. (2009). Central theories of motivation and emotion. In Berntson, G. and Cacioppo, J. (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences (pp. 710–730). London: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-08355-0.
  15. Corr, P. (2008). Reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST): Introduction. In Corr, P. (Ed.), The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality (pp. 1–43). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-61736-9.
  16. Corr, P. and McNaughton, N. (2008). The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory and Personality. In Corr, P. (Ed.), The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality (pp. 155–187). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-61736-9.
  17. McNaughton, N. and Corr, P. (2008). The neuropsychology of fear and anxiety: A foundation for Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory. In Corr, P. (Ed.), The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality (pp. 44–94). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-61736-9.
  18. McNaughton, N. and Corr, P. (2008). Animal cognition and human personality. In Corr, P. (Ed.), The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality (pp. 95–119). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-61736-9.
  19. Corr, P. and Pickering, A.D. (2008). Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment. In Boyle, G., Matthews, G. and Saklofske, D. (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment London: SAGE. ISBN 978-1-4129-4652-0.
  20. Corr, P. (2000). Psychoticism. Encyclopedia of Psychology Washington: American Psychological Association/Oxford University Press.
  21. Corr, P. (2000). Entries on: Impulsivity, Factor Analysis, Habituation Effect, Temperament, Learning, Psychopathy, Multiple Regression, Manic-Depressive Psychosis. Reader’s Guide to the Social Sciences London: Fitzroy Dearnborn.
  22. Pickering, A.D., Corr, P., Powell, J.H., Kumari, V., Thornton, J.C. and Gray, J.A. (1997). Individual differences in reactions to reinforcing stimuli are neither black nor white: To what extent are they Gray? In Nyborg, H. (Ed.), The Scientific Study of Human Nature: A Tribute to Hans J. Eysenck at Eighty (pp. 36–97). London: Emerald Group Publishing. ISBN 978-0-08-042787-4.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (3)

  1. Riaz, A., Asad, M., Al-Arid, S.M.M.R., Alonso, E., Dima, D., Corr, P. and Slabaugh, G. (2017). FCNet: A Convolutional Neural Network for Calculating Functional Connectivity from functional MRI. 1st International Workshop on Connectomics in NeuroImaging (CNI) 14 September, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
  2. De Rooij, A., Corr, P.J. and Jones, S. (2017). Creativity and emotion: Enhancing creative thinking by the manipulation of computational feedback to determine emotional intensity. .
  3. De Rooij, A., Corr, P.J. and Jones, S. (2015). Emotion and creativity: Hacking into cognitive appraisal processes to augment creative ideation. .

Journal Articles (144)

  1. Gerson, J., Plagnol, A.C. and Corr, P.J. (2017). Passive and Active Facebook Use Measure (PAUM): Validation and relationship to the Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 117, pp. 81–90. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.05.034.
  2. Cooper, A.J., Stirling, S., Dawe, S., Pugnaghi, G. and Corr, P.J. (2017). The reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality in children: A new questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 115, pp. 65–69. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.028.
  3. Moore, R.A., Mills, M., Marshman, P. and Corr, P. (2017). Group and individual analyses of pre-, peri-, and post-movement related alpha and beta oscillations during a single continuous monitoring task. International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 120, pp. 108–117. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.07.009.
  4. Satchell, L., Hoskins, S., Corr, P. and Moore, R. (2017). Ruminating on the nature of intelligence: Personality predicts implicit theories and educational persistence. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 113, pp. 109–114. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.025.
  5. Beaton, A.A., Mutinelli, S. and Corr, P.J. (2017). Fractionating negative and positive affectivity in handedness: Insights from the Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of personality. Laterality, 22(4), pp. 419–444. doi:10.1080/1357650X.2016.1213274.
  6. Gerson, J., Plagnol, A. and Corr, P. (2017). Dimensionality of the Iowa-Netherlands Comparison Orientation Measure and its relationship to reinforcement sensitivity theory. Journal of Individual Differences .
  7. Moore, R., Mills, M., Marsham, P. and Corr, P. (2017). Pre-, peri-, and post-movement related alpha and beta oscillations during a single continuous monitoring task: Novel findings and proposals for Brain Computer Interface applications. International Journal of Psychophysiology .
  8. Krupić, D. and Corr, P.J. (2017). Moving forward with the BAS: Towards a neurobiology of multidimensional model of approach motivation. Psihologijske Teme, 26(1), pp. 25–45.
  9. Bacon, A.M. and Corr, P.J. (2017). Motivating emotional intelligence: A reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) perspective. MOTIVATION AND EMOTION, 41(2), pp. 254–264. doi:10.1007/s11031-017-9602-1.
  10. Bacon, A.M. and Corr, P.J. (2017). Motivating emotional intelligence: A reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) perspective. Motivation and Emotion, 41(2), pp. 254–264. doi:10.1007/s11031-017-9602-1.
  11. De Pascalis, V., Fracasso, F. and Corr, P.J. (2017). Personality and Augmenting/Reducing (A/R) in auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) during emotional visual stimulation. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7 . doi:10.1038/srep41588.
  12. De Pascalis, V., Fracasso, F. and Corr, P.J. (2017). The behavioral approach system and augmenting/reducing in auditory event-related potentials during emotional visual stimulation. Biological Psychology, 123, pp. 310–323. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.10.015.
  13. Corr, P.J. and Mutinelli, S. (2017). Motivation and young people's career planning: A perspective from the reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 106, pp. 126–129. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.043.
  14. Stoeber, J. and Corr, P.J. (2017). Perfectionism, personality, and future-directed thinking: Further insights from revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 105, pp. 78–83. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.09.041.
  15. Corr, P.J. (2017). The welfare trait: How state benefits affect personality. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 104, pp. 560–566. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.013.
  16. Braithwaite, R. and Corr, P.J. (2016). Hans Eysenck, education and the experimental approach: A meta-analysis of academic capabilities in university students. Personality and Individual Differences, 103, pp. 163–171. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.040.
  17. Corr, P.J. (2016). Hans J. Eysenck: Introduction to centennial special issue. Personality and Individual Differences, 103, pp. 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.018.
  18. McNaughton, N. and Corr, P.J. (2016). Mechanisms of comorbidity, continuity, and discontinuity in anxiety-related disorders. Development and Psychopathology, 28(4), pp. 1053–1069. doi:10.1017/S0954579416000699.
  19. Corr, P.J. and Cooper, A.J. (2016). The reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality questionnaire (RST-PQ): Development and validation. Psychological Assessment, 28(11), pp. 1427–1440. doi:10.1037/pas0000273.
  20. Gerson, J., Plagnol, A.C. and Corr, P.J. (2016). Subjective well-being and social media use: Do personality traits moderate the impact of social comparison on Facebook? Computers in Human Behavior, 63, pp. 813–822. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.06.023.
  21. Krupić, D., Corr, P.J., Ručević, S., Križanić, V. and Gračanin, A. (2016). Five reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) of personality questionnaires: Comparison, validity and generalization. Personality and Individual Differences, 97, pp. 19–24. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.012.
  22. Stoeber, J., Mutinelli, S. and Corr, P.J. (2016). Perfectionism in students and positive career planning attitudes. Personality and Individual Differences, 97, pp. 256–259. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.065.
  23. Corr, P. (2016). Individual differences and replication. PSYCHOLOGIST, 29(7), pp. 495–495.
  24. Wilson, M.R. and Corr, P.J. (2016). Managing ‘academic value’: the 360-degree perspective. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education pp. 1–7. doi:10.1080/13603108.2016.1181117.
  25. Krupić, D., Gračanin, A. and Corr, P.J. (2016). The evolution of the Behavioural Approach System (BAS): Cooperative and competitive resource acquisition strategies. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, pp. 223–227. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.01.044.
  26. Krupić, D., Križanić, V. and Corr, P.J. (2016). Personality and defensive behaviour: A factor analytic approach to threat scenario choices. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, pp. 303–308. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.01.045.
  27. Corr, P. (2016). Intelligence and Human Abilities: Structure, Origins and Applications. PSYCHOLOGIST, 29(3), pp. 226–226.
  28. Stoeber, J. and Corr, P.J. (2016). A short empirical note on perfectionism and flourishing. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, pp. 50–53. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.10.036.
  29. Corr, P.J. (2016). Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality Questionnaires: Structural survey with recommendations. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, pp. 60–64. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.09.045.
  30. (2016). Supplemental Material for The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality Questionnaire (RST-PQ): Development and Validation. Psychological Assessment . doi:10.1037/pas0000273.supp.
  31. Corr, P.J. (2016). The centenary of a maverick. Psychologist, 29(3), pp. 234–238.
  32. Stoeber, J. and Corr, P.J. (2015). Perfectionism, personality, and affective experiences: New insights from revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, pp. 354–359. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.06.045.
  33. Kumari, V., Ettinger, U., Lee, S.E., Deuschl, C., Anilkumar, A.P., Schmechtig, A., Corr, P.J., Ffytche, D.H. and Williams, S.C.R. (2015). Common and distinct neural effects of risperidone and olanzapine during procedural learning in schizophrenia: a randomised longitudinal fMRI study. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 232(17), pp. 3135–3147. doi:10.1007/s00213-015-3959-1.
  34. Corr, P.J., Heap, S.P.H., Seger, C.R. and Tsutsui, K. (2015). An experiment on individual 'parochial altruism' revealing no connection between individual 'altruism' and individual 'parochialism'. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 6 . doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01261.
  35. Poropat, A.E. and Corr, P.J. (2015). Thinking bigger: The Cronbachian paradigm & personality theory integration. Journal of Research in Personality, 56, pp. 59–69. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2014.10.006.
  36. Beaton, A.A., Beaton, A.A., Kaack, I.H. and Corr, P.J. (2015). Handedness and behavioural inhibition system/behavioural activation system (BIS/BAS) scores: A replication and extension of Wright, Hardie, and Wilson (2009). Laterality . doi:10.1080/1357650X.2015.1016530.
  37. McNaughton, N. and Corr, P.J. (2014). Approach, avoidance, and their conflict: The problem of anchoring. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(JULY) . doi:10.3389/fnsys.2014.00124.
  38. Broerman, R.L., Ross, S.R. and Corr, P.J. (2014). Throwing more light on the dark side of psychopathy: An extension of previous findings for the revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, pp. 165–169. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.04.024.
  39. Gomez, R. and Corr, P.J. (2014). ADHD and personality: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 34(5), pp. 376–388. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2014.05.002.
  40. Krupić, D. and Corr, P.J. (2014). Individual differences in emotion elicitation in university examinations: A quasi-experimental study. Personality and Individual Differences, 71, pp. 176–180. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.08.001.
  41. Corr, P.J. and Thompson, S.J. (2014). Pause for thought: Response perseveration and personality in gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30(4), pp. 889–900. doi:10.1007/s10899-013-9395-4.
  42. Thompson, S.J. and Corr, P.J. (2013). A Feedback-Response Pause Normalises Response Perseveration Deficits in Pathological Gamblers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 11(5), pp. 601–610. doi:10.1007/s11469-013-9440-7.
  43. Corr, P.J. (2013). Approach and avoidance behaviour: Multiple systems and their interactions. Emotion Review, 5(3), pp. 285–290. doi:10.1177/1754073913477507.
  44. Perkins, A.M., Ettinger, U., Weaver, K., Schmechtig, A., Schrantee, A., Morrison, P.D., Sapara, A., Kumari, V., Williams, S.C.R. and Corr, P.J. (2013). Advancing the defensive explanation for anxiety disorders: Lorazepam effects on human defense are systematically modulated by personality and threat-type. Translational Psychiatry, 3 . doi:10.1038/tp.2013.20.
  45. Corr, P.J., Deyoung, C.G. and Mcnaughton, N. (2013). Motivation and Personality: A Neuropsychological Perspective. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(3), pp. 158–175. doi:10.1111/spc3.12016.
  46. Ettinger, U., Corr, P.J., Mofidi, A., Williams, S.C.R. and Kumari, V. (2013). Dopaminergic basis of the psychosis-prone personality investigated with functional magnetic resonance imaging of procedural learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, (MAR) .
  47. Corr, P.J., Munafo, M., Moore, R. and Kumari, V. (2013). Applying neuroscience to mental disorder. Psychologist, 26(1), pp. 26–29.
  48. Corr, P.J. (2013). Cold and hot cognition: Quantum probability theory and realistic psychological modeling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(3), pp. 282–283. doi:10.1017/S0140525X12002907.
  49. Corr, P.J. and Kumari, V. (2013). Effect of d-amphetamine on emotion-potentiated startle in healthy humans: Implications for psychopathy and antisocial behaviour. Psychopharmacology, 225(2), pp. 373–379. doi:10.1007/s00213-012-2824-8.
  50. Pickering, A.D., Cooper, A.J., Smillie, L.D. and Corr, P.J. (2013). On the shoulders of giants. Psychologist, 26(1), pp. 22–25.
  51. Corr, P., Hargreaves-Heap, S., Russell, A., Tsutsui, K. and Seger, C. (2013). Personality and social attitudes: Evidence for positive-approach motivation. Personality and Individual Differences, 55(7), pp. 846–851. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.012.
  52. Seger, C. and Corr, P.J. (2012). Prejudice and personality: A role for positive-approach processes? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(6), pp. 446–447. doi:10.1017/S0140525X12001318.
  53. Corr, P.J. and McNaughton, N. (2012). Neuroscience and approach/avoidance personality traits: A two stage (valuation-motivation) approach. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(10), pp. 2339–2354. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.09.013.
  54. Moore, R.A., Mills, M., Marshman, P. and Corr, P.J. (2012). Behavioural Inhibition System (BIS) sensitivity differentiates EEG theta responses during goal conflict in a continuous monitoring task. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85(2), pp. 135–144. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.06.006.
  55. Perkins, A.M., Inchley-Mort, S.L., Pickering, A.D., Corr, P.J. and Burgess, A.P. (2012). A facial expression for anxiety. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(5), pp. 910–924. doi:10.1037/a0026825.
  56. Hughes, K.A., Moore, R.A., Morris, P.H. and Corr, P.J. (2012). Throwing light on the dark side of personality: Reinforcement sensitivity theory and primary/secondary psychopathy in a student population. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(4), pp. 532–536. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.010.
  57. Gomez, R., Woodworth, R., Waugh, M. and Corr, P.J. (2012). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in an adult sample: Associations with cloninger's temperament and character dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(3), pp. 290–294. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.10.015.
  58. Ferguson, E. and Corr, P. (2012). Blood, sex, personality, power, and altruism: Factors influencing the validity of strong reciprocity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(1), pp. 25–26. doi:10.1017/S0140525X11001245.
  59. Corr, P. and Burch, G. (2012). Personality, neuroscience and psychopathology: The broader view. The Official Newsletter of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, 4 .
  60. Hall, P.J., Chong, C.W., McNaughton, N. and Corr, P.J. (2011). An economic perspective on the Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(3), pp. 242–247. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.06.023.
  61. Ferguson, E., Heckman, J.J. and Corr, P. (2011). Personality and economics: Overview and proposed framework. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(3), pp. 201–209. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.030.
  62. Pothos, E.M., Perry, G., Corr, P.J., Matthew, M.R. and Busemeyer, J.R. (2011). Understanding cooperation in the Prisoner's Dilemma game. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(3), pp. 210–215. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.05.002.
  63. Kalogreades, L. and Corr, P.J. (2011). Quality of life and level of functioning in cancer patients: The roles of behavioural inhibition and approach systems. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(8), pp. 1191–1195. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.02.003.
  64. Corr, P.J. (2011). Anxiety: Splitting the phenomenological atom. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(7), pp. 889–897. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.09.013.
  65. Corr, P.J. and Fajkowska, M. (2011). Introduction to special issue on anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(7), pp. 885–888. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.01.031.
  66. Perkins, A.M., Ettinger, U., Williams, S.C.R., Reuter, M., Hennig, J. and Corr, P.J. (2011). Flight behaviour in humans is intensified by a candidate genetic risk factor for panic disorder: Evidence from a translational model of fear and anxiety. Molecular Psychiatry, 16(3), pp. 242–244. doi:10.1038/mp.2010.2.
  67. Hall, P.J., Chong, W., NcNaughton, N. and Corr, P. (2011). A neuroeconomic perspective on the reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, pp. 242–247. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.06.023.
  68. Gomez, R. and Corr, P.J. (2010). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms: Associations with Gray's and Tellegen's models of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(8), pp. 902–906. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.06.033.
  69. Beattie, E.K. and Corr, P.J. (2010). Reinforcement, Arousal and Temporal Factors in Procedural Learning: A Test of Eysenck's and Gray's Personality Theories. Journal of Individual Differences, 31(4), pp. 167–177. doi:10.1027/1614-0001/a000008.
  70. Corr, P.J. (2010). Automatic and controlled processes in behavioural control: Implications for personality psychology. European Journal of Personality, 24(5), pp. 376–403. doi:10.1002/per.779.
  71. Corr, P.J. (2010). Clarifying problems in behavioural control: Interface, lateness and consciousness. European Journal of Personality, 24(5), pp. 423–457. doi:10.1002/per.781.
  72. Perkins, A.M., Cooper, A., Abdelall, M., Smillie, L.D. and Corr, P.J. (2010). Personality and Defensive Reactions: Fear, Trait Anxiety, and Threat Magnification. Journal of Personality, 78(3), pp. 1071–1090. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00643.x.
  73. Biggart, L., Corr, P., O'Brien, M. and Cooper, N. (2010). Trait emotional intelligence and work-family conflict in fathers. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(8), pp. 911–916. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.02.020.
  74. Cooper, A.J., Smillie, L.D. and Corr, P.J. (2010). A confirmatory factor analysis of the Mini-IPIP five-factor model personality scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(5), pp. 688–691. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.01.004.
  75. Corr, P.J. (2010). The psychoticism-psychopathy continuum: A neuropsychological model of core deficits. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(6), pp. 695–703. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2009.12.023.
  76. Perkins, A.M., Ettinger, U., Davis, R., Foster, R., Williams, S.C.R. and Corr, P.J. (2009). Effects of lorazepam and citalopram on human defensive reactions: Ethopharmacological differentiation of fear and anxiety. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(40), pp. 12617–12624. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2696-09.2009.
  77. Corr, P.J. and Perkins, A.M. (2009). Differentiating defensive and predatory aggression: Neuropsychological systems and personality in sex differences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(3-4), pp. 274–275. doi:10.1017/S0140525X09990434.
  78. Corr, P. (2009). Behaviour functions in personality psychology. [Commentatory on Furr, R. M. Personality psychology as a truly behavioural science]. European Journal of Personality, 23, pp. 403–435.
  79. Andersen, S.B., Moore, R.A., Venables, L. and Corr, P. (2009). Electrophysiological correlates of anxious rumination. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 71, pp. 156–169. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2008.09.004.
  80. Proudfoot, J.G., Corr, P., Guest, D.E. and Dunn, G. (2009). Cognitive-behavioural training to change attributional style improves employee well-being, job satisfaction, productivity and turnover. Personality and Individual Differences, 46(2), pp. 147–153. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.09.018.
  81. Corr, P. (2008). An intermediate-level approach to personality: Dissolving the bottom-up and top-down dilemma. [Commenttaory on Smillie, L. What is reinforcement sensitivity? Neuroscience paradigms for approach-avoidance process theories of personality]. European Journal of Personality, 22, pp. 396–398.
  82. Burch, G., Hemsley, D.R. and Corr, P. (2008). An anti-social personality for an anti-social habit? The relationship between multi-dimensional schizotypy, “normal” personality, ad cigarette smoking. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 8(1), pp. 23–35.
  83. Premkumar, P., Kumari, V., Corr, P., Fannon, D. and Sharma, T. (2008). Neuropsychological function–brain structure relationships and stage of illness: An investigation into chronic and first-episode schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 162, pp. 195–204. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2007.08.005.
  84. Corr, P. (2007). Personality and psychology: Hans Eysenck’s unifying themes. The Psychologist, 20, pp. 666–669.
  85. Cooper, A.J., Perkins, A. and Corr, P. (2007). A confirmatory factor analytic study of anxiety, fear and Behavioural Inhibition System measures. Journal of Individual Differences, 28(4), pp. 179–187. doi:10.1027/1614-0001.28.4.179.
  86. Perkins, A., Kemp, S.E. and Corr, P. (2007). Fear and anxiety as separable emotions: An investigation of the revised reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality. Emotion, 7(2), pp. 252–261. doi:10.1037/1528-3542.7.2.252.
  87. Szymura, B., Smigasiewicz, K. and Corr, P. (2007). Psychoticism and attentional flexibility. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, pp. 2003–2046. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2007.06.023.
  88. Corr, P. and Perkins, A.M. (2006). The role of theory in the psychophysiology of personality: From Ivan Pavlov to Jeffrey Gray. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 62(3), pp. 367–376. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2006.01.005.
  89. Burch, G., Hemsley, D.R., Corr, P. and Gwyer, P. (2006). The relationship between incidental learning and multi-dimensional schizotypy as measured by the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences (O-LIFE). Personality and Individual Differences, 40, pp. 385–394. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2005.07.010.
  90. Burch, G., Hemsley,, D.R., Pavlis, C. and Corr, P. (2006). Personality, creativity and latent inhibition. European Journal of Personality, 20(2), pp. 107–122. doi:10.1002/per.572.
  91. Burch, G., Pavlis, C., Hemsley, D.R. and Corr, P. (2006). Schizotypy and creativity in visual artists. British Journal of Psychology, 97, pp. 177–190. doi:10.1348/000712605X60030.
  92. Perkins, A.M. and Corr, P. (2006). Reactions to threat and personality: Psychometric differentiation of intensity and direction dimensions of human defensive behaviour. Behavioural Brain Research, 169, pp. 21–28. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2005.11.027.
  93. Perkins, A.M. and Corr, P. (2006). Cognitive ability as a buffer to neuroticism: Churchill’s secret weapon? Personality and Individual Differences, 40(1), pp. 39–45. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2005.05.012.
  94. Premkumar, P., Kumari, V., Corr, P. and Sharma, T. (2006). Frontal lobe volumes in schizophrenia: Effects of stage and duration of illness. Journal of Psychiatry Research, 40, pp. 627–637. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2006.05.009.
  95. Reuter, M., Schmitz, A., Corr, P. and Hennig, J. (2006). Molecular genetics support Gray's personality theory: The interaction of COMT and DRD2 polymorphisms predicts the behavioral approach system. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 9, pp. 155–166. doi:10.1017/S146114570500541.
  96. Corr, P. (2005). Social exclusion and the hierarchical defense system: A comment on McDonald and Leary (2005). Psychological Bulletin, 131, pp. 231–236. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.131.2.231.
  97. Ettinger, U., Hejda, S., Flak, V. and Corr, P. (2005). Prepulse inhibition of the acoustic startle reflex and oculomotor control. Psychophysiology, 42(4), pp. 473–482.
  98. Ettinger, U., Kumari, V., Crawford, T.J., Flak, V., Sharma, T., Davis, R.E. and Corr, P. (2005). Saccadic eye movements, schizotypy, and the role of neuroticism. Biological Psychology, 68(1), pp. 61–78. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2004.03.014.
  99. Perkins, A.M. and Corr, P. (2005). Can worriers be winners? The association between worrying and job performance. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, pp. 25–31. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2004.03.008.
  100. Corr, P. (2004). Reinforcement sensitivity theory and personality. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 28, pp. 317–332. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2004.01.005.
  101. Ettinger, E., Kumari, V., Crawford, T.J., Corr, P., Das, M., Zachariah, E., Hughes, C., Sumich, A.L., Rabe-Hesketh, S. and Sharma, T. (2004). Smooth pursuit and antisaccade eye movements in siblings discordant for schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 38, pp. 177–184. doi:10.1016/S0022-3956(03)00105-5.
  102. McNaughton, N. and Corr, P. (2004). A two-dimensional view of defensive systems: Defensive distance and fear/anxiety. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 28, pp. 285–305. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2004.03.005.
  103. Perkins, A.M. and Corr, P. (2004). Going interactive: How to increase the utility of psychometric measures. Selection and Development Review, 20, pp. 3–4.
  104. Corr, P. (2003). Personality and dual-task processing: Disruption of procedural learning by declarative processing. Personality and Individual Differences, 33, pp. 1–25.
  105. Corr, P. and Dahmen, J. (2003). Prepulse-elicited startle in prepulse inhibition. Biological Psychiatry, 55, pp. 1195–1198.
  106. Ettinger, U., Kumari, V., Crawford, T. and Corr, P. (2003). Reliability of smooth pursuit, fixation, and saccadic eye movements. Psychophysiology, 40, pp. 620–628.
  107. Ettinger, U., Kumari, V., Zachariah, E., Galea, A., Crawford, T.J., Corr, P., Taylor, D., Das, M. and Sharma, T. (2003). Effects of procylidine on eye movements in schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology, 28, pp. 2199–2208. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1300286.
  108. Corr, P. (2002). J. A. Gray’s reinforcement sensitivity theory and frustrative nonreward: A theoretical note on expectancies in reactions to rewarding stimuli. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, pp. 1247–1253.
  109. Corr, P. (2002). J. A. Gray’s reinforcement sensitivity theory: Tests of the joint subsystems hypothesis of anxiety and impulsivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 33, pp. 511–532.
  110. Corr, P., Tynan, A. and Kumari, V. (2002). Personality correlates of prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex at three lead intervals. Journal of Psychophysiology, 16, pp. 82–91. doi:10.1027//0269-8803.
  111. Ettinger, U., Kumari, V., Chitnis, X.A., Corr, P., Sumich, A.L., Rabe-Hesketh, S., Crawford, T.J. and Sharma, T. (2002). Relationship between brain structure and antisaccadic eye movements in healthy humans. Neuroscience Letters, 328, pp. 225–228.
  112. Corr, P. and Jackson, C. (2002). Global job satisfaction and facet description: The moderating role of facet importance. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 18, pp. 1–18.
  113. Kumari, V., Gray, J.A., Honey, G.D., Soni, W., Bullmore, E.T., Williams, S.C.R., Ng, V., Vythelingum, G.N., Simmons, A., Suckling, J., Corr, P. and Sharma, T. (2002). Procedural learning in schizophrenia: A functional magnetic imaging study. Schizophrenia Research, 57, pp. 97–107.
  114. Corr, P. (2001). Testing problems in J. A. Gray’s personality theory: A commentary on Matthews and Gilliland. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, pp. 333–352.
  115. Corr, P. and Jackson, C. (2001). Dimensions of perceived sexual harassment: Effects of gender, and status/liking of protagonist. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, pp. 525–539.
  116. Ettinger, U. and Corr, P. (2001). The Frequency Accrual Speed Tests (FAST): Psychometric intelligence and personality correlates. European Journal of Personality, 15, pp. 143–152.
  117. Proudfoot, J.G., Corr, P., Guest, D.E. and Gray, J.A. (2001). The development and evaluation of a scale to measure occupational style in the financial services sector. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, pp. 259–270.
  118. Corr, P. (2000). Reflection on the scientific life of Hans Eysenck. History and Philosophy of Psychology, 2, pp. 18–35.
  119. Corr, P. and Kumari, V. (2000). Individual differences in mood reactions to d-amphetamine: A test of three personality factors. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 14, pp. 371–377.
  120. Wilson, G.D., Kumari, V., Gray, J.A. and Corr, P. (2000). The role of neuroticism in startle reactions to fearful and disgusting stimuli. Personality and Individual Differences, 29, pp. 1077–1082.
  121. Corr, P. (1999). Does extraversion predict positive incentive motivation? [Commentatory on Depue, R. A. & Collins, P. F. Neurobiology of the structure of personality: Dopamine, facilitation of incentive motivation, and extraversion]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, pp. 520–521.
  122. Kumari, V., Cotter, P.J., Mulligan, O.F., Checkley, S.A., Gray, N.S., Hemsley, D.R., Thornton, J.C., Corr, P., Toone, B.K. and Gray, J.A. (1999). Effects of d-amphetamine and haloperidol on latent inhibition in healthy male volunteers. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 13, pp. 398–405.
  123. Pickering, A.D., Corr, P. and Gray, J.A. (1999). Interactions and reinforcement sensitivity theory: A theoretical analysis of Rusting and Larsen. Personality and Individual Differences, 26, pp. 357–365.
  124. Corr, P. and Jackson, C.J. (1998). Personality-performance correlations at work: Individual and aggregate levels of analyses. Personality and Individual Differences, 24, pp. 815–620.
  125. Kumari, V. and Corr, P. (1998). Trait anxiety, stress and the menstrual cycle: Effects on Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices test. Personality and Individual Differences, 24, pp. 615–623.
  126. Corr, P. and Kumari, V. (1998). Impulsivity, time of day and stress: Effects on intelligence test performance. Journal of Research in Personality, 32, pp. 1–12.
  127. Kumari, V., Corr, P., Mulligan, O., Cotter, P.A., Checkley, S.A. and Gray, J.A. (1997). Effects of acute administration of d-amphetamine and haloperiodol on procedural learning in man. Psychopharmacology, 129, pp. 271–271. doi:10.1007/s002130050190.
  128. Corr, P. (1997). Sociability/impulsivity and attenuated dopaminergic arousal: Critical flicker/fusion frequency and procedural learning. Personality and Individual Differences, 22, pp. 805–815.
  129. Corr, P., Kumari, V. and Wilson, G.D. (1997). Hindi translation of the Gray-Wilson Personality Questionnaire: A cross-cultural replication of sex differences. The Journal of Social Psychology, 137, pp. 638–646.
  130. Corr, P., Kumari, V., Wilson, G.D., Checkley, S. and Gray, J.A. (1997). Harm avoidance and affective modulation of the startle reflex: A replication. Personality and Individual Differences, 22, pp. 591–593.
  131. Corr, P., Pickering, A.D. and Gray, J.A. (1997). Personality, punishment and procedural learning: A test of J. A. Gray's anxiety theory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, pp. 337–344.
  132. Corr, P. and Gray, J.A. (1996). Attributional style as a personality factor in insurance sales performance in the U.K. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 69, pp. 83–87.
  133. Corr, P. and Gray, J.A. (1996). Structure and validity of the Attributional Style Questionnaire: A cross-sample comparison. The Journal of Psychology, 130, pp. 645–657.
  134. Kumari, V. and Corr, P. (1996). Menstrual cycle, arousal-induction and intelligence test performance. Psychological Reports, 78, pp. 51–58.
  135. Kumari, V., Corr, P. and Gupta, B.S. (1996). Interactive effects of trait anxiety, menstrual cycle, time of day and time pressure instructions on cognitive performance. Psychopharmacoecologia, 8, pp. 1–10.
  136. Kumari, V., Corr, P., Wilson, G.D., Kaviani, H., Thornton, J.C., Checkley, S.A. and Gray, J.A. (1996). Personality and modulation of the startle reflex by emotionally-toned filmclips. Personality and Individual Differences, 21, pp. 1029–1041.
  137. Kumari, V., Cotter, P.J., Corr, P., Gray, J.A. and Checkley, S. (1996). Effect of clonidine on the human acoustic startle reflex. Psychopharmacology, 123, pp. 353–360.
  138. Thornton, J.C., Dawe, S., Lee, C., Capstick, C., Corr, P., Cotter, P., Frangou, S., Gray, N.S., Russell, M.A.H. and Gray, J.A. (1996). Effects of nicotine and amphetamine on latent inhibition in normal human subjects. Psychopharmacology, 127, pp. 164–173.
  139. Corr, P., Wilson, G.D., Fotiadou, M., Kumari, V., Gray, N.S., Checkley, S. and Gray, J.A. (1995). Personality and affective modulation of the startle reflex. Personality and Individual Differences, 19, pp. 543–553.
  140. Corr, P. and Gray, J.A. (1995). Explaining success and failure in insurance selling. Selection and Development Review, 11, pp. 1–2.
  141. Corr, P. and Gray, J.A. (1995). Attributional style, socialization and cognitive ability as predictors of sales success: A predictive validity study. Personality and Individual Differences, 18, pp. 241–252.
  142. Corr, P. and Gray, J.A. (1995). Relationship between attributional style and Lie scores in an occupational sample motivated to fake good. Personality and Individual Differences, 18, pp. 433–435.
  143. Corr, P., Pickering, A.D. and Gray, J.A. (1995). Sociability/impulsivity and caffeine-induced arousal effects: Critical flicker/fusion frequency and procedural learning. Personality and Individual Differences, 18, pp. 713–730.
  144. Corr, P., Pickering, A.D. and Gray, J.A. (1995). Personality and reinforcement in associative and instrumental learning. Personality and Individual Differences, 19, pp. 47–71.

Education

- PS2007: Personality and Differential Psychology
- PS3001: Psychology Project

Other Activities

Editorial Activity

  1. Associate Editor, Personality and Individual Differences.
    Associate Editor, Journal of individual Differences
    .

Keynote Lecture/Speech

  1. Personality and behavioural control: the problem of consciousness. Brno, Czech Republic (2010). Keynote Speaker, 15th European Conference on Personality, to lecture on

Other

  1. Invited member of the Identity and Psychology working group (led by Professors Angela Duckworth and Brent Roberts) as part of the larger Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group, led by James Heckman and Robert Dugger, at the University of Chicago (2011-).

    President-Elect (2013-2015) and President (2015-2017) of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID).

    Elected Co-President of British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (BSPID), (2010-).

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