Professor John Maltby

Professor of Differential Psychology

School/Department: Neuroscience Psychology & Behaviour, Department of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2482



My research, funded work and teaching focus is on personality, individual differences and well-being. I have applied these areas to many educational, health, and clinical domains, publishing over 200 research articles and 15 textbooks. A key feature of my work involves exploring models of resilience and the assessment of well-being.

I am an author of the textbook Personality, Individual Differences, and Intelligence

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Recent and current funding (a full list here) (£ = recoverable)

Balzter et al. (2023-2025). (CI: Theme/Workpackage lead). Self-learning Digital Twins for Sustainable Land Management / AI4NetZero.  £2.4 million.

Barrett, D., Hutchinson, C., Gunn, S. & Maltby, J. (CI) (2023-2025). Well-being assessment among veterans. Veterans Affairs. £290,000

Morris et al. (2022-2026). (CI: Theme/Workpackage lead). Optimising the care of women following childbirth related perineal trauma. NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research. £1.2 million.

Gunn, S., Paterson, K., & Maltby, J. (CI) (2022-2023). Developing alternative cognitive testing methods in healthy ageing. UKRI/Zinc. £62,000

Murphy, G. at al. (2022-2023) (CI: Theme/Workpackage lead). Mixed methods co-design and evaluation of a DECIsion Support Tool to enable shared Decision making for people who are considering cascade screening for Thoracic Aortic Disease. NIHR Policy Research Programme. £206,737.

Maltby, J. (2023). (PI) Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Sportivator. UKRI (Innovate UK and ESRC). £196,797.

Maltby, J. (2022-2024). (PI). Knowledge Transfer Partnership with PJ Care. UKRI (Innovate UK and ESRC). £198,000.

Barcelos-Guerra-Pinto et al. (2022-2023). Elucidating the mechanisms underlying the impact of dog ownership on human well-being: a prospective longitudinal study. Purina. $29,472.91.

Jones, C.R., Campbell, P., Curtis, F., Darko, N., Khunti, K., Maltby, J., Robertson, N., Robling, M. (2022-2023). Exploring racial and ethnic disparities in green social prescribing interventions. NIHR Policy Research Programme.£69,990.00.

Jones, C.R., Noble, S., Robertson, N., & Maltby, J. (2021-2023). RESLEAPS: Resilient Senior Leaders Programme. Movember. £262,461.50

Maltby, J., Hall, S., & Puttick., S. (2019-2021). Resilience in STEM learning. Leverhulme Trust. £399,325.56


Recent Publications (a full list here)

Gunn, S., Dale, M., Ovaska-Stafford, N., & Maltby, J. (2023). Mental health symptoms among those affected by Huntington’s Disease: A cross-sectional study. Brain & Behavior. (Open Access Text)

Maltby, J., Norton, W.H.J., McElroy, E., Cromby, J., Halliwell, M., & Hall, S.S. (2022). Refining Anger: Summarizing the Self-Report Measurement of Anger,Journal of Personality Assessment. (Open Access Text)

Hall, S.S., McGill, R., Puttick, S., & Maltby, J. (2022). Resilience, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and anger: A linguistic inquiry into the psychological processes associated with resilience in secondary school STEM learning. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 92, 1215-1238. (Open Access Text)

Maltby, J. & Hall, S.S. (2022). Less is more. Discovering the latent factors of trait resilience. Journal of Research in Personality. 97, 104193. (Open Access Text)

Maltby, J., Ovaska-Stafford, N. & Gunn, S. (2021). The structure of mental health symptoms in Huntington’s disease. Comparisons with health populations.Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 43(7), 737-752. (Open Access Text).

all, S.S., Puttick, S. & Maltby, J. (in press). Identifying the Psychological Processes used by Male and Female Students when Learning about Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics: A Linguistic Inquiry. Science Education. (Open Access Text).



216. Gunn, S., Dale, M., Ovaska-Stafford, N., & Maltby, J. (2023). Mental health symptoms among those affected by Huntington’s Disease: A cross-sectional study. Brain & Behavior, 13(4), e2954.

215. Maltby, J., Norton, W.H.J., McElroy, E., Cromby, J., Halliwell, M., & Hall, S.S. (2022). Refining Anger: Summarizing the Self-Report Measurement of AngerJournal of Personality Assessment, DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2022.2152345

214. Gunn, S., Henson, J., Robertson, N., Maltby, J., Brady, E, Henderson, S., …& Davies, M. (2022). Self-compassion, sleep quality and psychological wellbeing in type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional studyBMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care10, e002927

213. Jonason, P. K., Czerwiński, S. K., Tobaldo, F., Ramos-Diaz, J., Adamovic, M., Adams, B. G., Ardi, R., Bălțătescu, S., Cha, Y. S., Chobthamkit, P., El-Astal, S., Gundolf, K., Jukić, T., Knezović, E., Liik, K., Maltby, … Sedikides, C. (2022). Milieu effects on the Dark Triad traits and their sex differences in 49 countries. Personality and Individual Differences197, 111796.

212. Abdullah. S., Critchfield, M., Maltby J., & Mukaetova-Ladinksa, E.B. (2022). Cognitive Impairment in Younger Adults in Primary Care: Validation of Cognitive Screening Tools and the 4-item Geriatric Depression Scale. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 86(4), 1797-1804.

211. Hall, S.S., McGill, R., Puttick, S., & Maltby, J. (2022). Resilience, STEM and Anger: A Linguistic Inquiry into the Psychological Processes Associated with Resilience in Secondary School STEM LearningBritish Journal of Educational Psychology, 92, 1215-1238.

210. Maltby, J. & Hall, S.S. (2022). Less is more. Discovering the latent factors of trait resilienceJournal of Research in Personality. 97, 104193.

209. Mukaetova-Ladinksa, E.B., Abdullah. S., Critchfield, M. & Maltby J. (2022). Suspected Dementia in Young Adults: Cognitive Screening Tools for Use in Primary Care. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 86(1), 333-341. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-215514

208. Maeni, Y.A., Paterson, K.B., Maltby, J., McGowan, V.A., & Hutchinson, C.V. (2022). Comparison of Logarithmic Reading Charts for Visual Assessment in Normally Sighted Participants. Optometry and Vision Science, 99(3), 292-297. DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001865

207. Sawicki, A. J., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Balcerowska, J.M., Sawicka, M. J., Piotrowski, J., Sedikides, C., Jonason, P. K., Maltby, J., Adamovic, M., et al.. (2022). The Fear of COVID-19 Scale: Its Structure and Measurement Invariance Across 48 Countries. Psychological Assessment. 34(3), 294-310. (Author Copy Version). (Online First Posting)

206. Barcelos, A.M.; Kargas, N.; Maltby, J.; Hall, S.; Assheton, P.; Mills, D.S. (2021). Theoretical Foundations to the Impact of Dog-Related Activities on Human Hedonic Well-Being, Life Satisfaction and Eudaimonic Well-BeingInt. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 18, (23), 12382;

205. White, H.A., OKhai, H., Sahota, A., Maltby, J., Stephenson, I., Patel, H., Heffield, P.M., Wiselka, M.J., & Pareek, M. (2021). Latent tuberculosis screening and treatment in HIV: highly acceptable in a prospective cohort study. ERJ Open. DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00442-2021 (Author-Copy Version)

204. Hagenberg, A., Lambert, D.G., Jussab, S., Maltby, J., & Robinson, T.G. (2021). Inter-lateral Referral of Sensation in Health and Disease Using a Mirror Illusion-A Scoping ReviewArch Clin Neuropsychol. 2021 Jun 21:acab039. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acab039. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34152397.

203. Maltby, J., Ovaska-Stafford, N. & Gunn, S. (2021). The structure of mental health symptoms in Huntington’s disease: Comparisons with healthy populationsJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 43(7), 737-752.

202. Hall, S.S., Puttick, S. & Maltby, J. (2021). Identifying the Psychological Processes used by Male and Female Students when Learning about Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics: A Linguistic InquiryScience Education, 105(6), 1151-1172.

201.  Day, A., Phelps, K., Maltby, J., Palmer, E., Snell, K., Raine, D. & Conroy, S. (2021). A realist evaluation of loneliness interventions for older peopleAge and Ageing50(6), 2246-2252.

200.Yildirim, M. & Maltby, J. (2021). Examining Irrational Happiness Beliefs within an Adaptation-Continuum Model of Personality and CopingJournal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 40, 175-189. (Author-copy version)

199. Yildirim, M., Davison, E., Flowe, H., & Maltby, J. (2022). Reconsidering valuing happiness: The application of goal type theory. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 20, 1757-1767. (Author-copy version)

198. Yildirim, M. & Maltby, J. (In press) Irrational Happiness Beliefs Scale: Development and Initial ValidationInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. (Author-copy version)

197. Colloff, M. F., Seale-Carlisle, T. M., Karoğlu, N., Rockey, J., Smith, H. M. J., Smith, L., Maltby, J., Yaremego, Y., Flowe, H. D. (2021). Perpetrator pose reinstatement during a lineup test increases discrimination accuracyScientific Reports, 11, 13830. (Open Access)

196. Nartova-Bochaver, S.K., Reznichenko, S.I., & Maltby, J. (2021). The Authenticity Scale: Validation in Russian Culture. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3762. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.609617 (Open Access)

195. Ovaska-Stafford, N., Maltby, J., & Dale, M. (2021). Literature Review: Psychological Resilience Factors in People with Neurodegenerative DiseasesArchives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists36(2), 283–306. (Author-copy version)

194. Rogoza, R., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Jonason, P.K, Piotrowski, J., Campbell, K.W., Gebauer, J., Maltby, J., Sedikides, C. et al. (2021). Structure of Dark Triad Dirty Dozen Across Eight World RegionsAssessment, 28(4), 1125-1135. doi:10.1177/1073191120922611 (Author-copy version)

193. Barcelos, A. M.; Kargas, N.; Maltby, J. Hall, S. S.; Mills, D. S. (2020). A framework for understanding how activities associated with dog ownership relate to human well-beingScientific Reports. 10(1). 10.1038/s41598-020-68446-9. (Open Access)

192. Jonason, P. K.; Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M.; Piotrowski, J.; Campbell, K. W.; Gebauer, J. E.; Maltby, J.; Sedikides, C.; Adamovic, M.; Adams, B.; Kadiyono, A. L., et al. (2020).  Country-Level Correlates of the Dark Triad traits in 49 CountriesJournal of Personality, 88(6), 1252-1267. 10.1111/jopy.12569. (Author-copy version) (Other version).

191. Maltby, J., Hogervorst, E., Stephan, B., Sun, X, Tang, P., Law, E., & Mukaetova-Ladinska, E. (2020). The development of a quality of life scale for informal carers for older adults.  Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 6, 10.1177/2333721420920424. (Open Access)

190. Maltby, J., Chan, M., Anderson, D., & Mukaetova-Ladinska, E.B. (2020). Validation of the Salzburg Dementia Test Prediction (SDTP) as a cognitive screening tool in an English speaking in-patient medical settingJournal of Alzheimer's Disease, 75(2), 675-681. (Author-copy version)

189. Maltby, J., Hunt, S. A., Ohinata, A., Palmer, E., & Conroy, S. (2020). Frailty and Social Isolation: Comparing the Relationship between Frailty and Unidimensional and Multifactorial Models of Social IsolationJournal of Aging and Health32(10), 1297–1308. (Open Access)

188. Vostanis, P., Haffejee, S., Yazici, H., Hussein, S., Ozdemir, M., Tosun, C., & Maltby, J. (2020). Youth Conceptualization of Resilience Strategies in Four Low- and Middle-Income CountriesInternational Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 11(1), 91-110.DOI: 10.18357/ijcyfs111202019475 (Open Access)

187. Gunn, S., Maltby, J., & Dale, M. (2020). Assessing mental health difficulties among people with Huntington’s disease: Does informant presence make a differenceThe Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences32(3), 244-251.  10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19080181 (Author-copy version)

186. Eruyar, S., Maltby, J., & Vostanis, P. (2020). How do Syrian refugee children in Turkey perceive relational factors in the context of their mental healthClinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 25(1), 260–272. (Author-copy version)

185. Różycka-Tran, J., Piotrowski, J.P., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, Jurek, P., Osin, E.N., Adams, B.G., Ardi, R., Blțătescu, S., Lal Bhomi, A., Bogomaz, S.A., Cieciuch, J., Clinton, A., de Clunie, G.T., Czarna, A.Z., Esteves, C.S., Gouveia, V., Halik, M.H.J, Kachatryan, N., Kamble, S.V., Kawula, A., Klicperova-Baker, M., Kospakov, A., Letovancova, E., Miu-Chi Lun, V., Cerrato, S.M., Muehlbacher, S., Nikolic, M., Pankratova, A.A., Park, J., Paspalanova, E., Pék, G., de León, P.P, PoláčkováŠolcová, I., Shahbaz, W., Khanh Ha, T., Tiliouine, T., Van Hiel, A., Vauclair, C.M., Wills-Herrera, E., Włodarczyk, A., Yahiiaiev, I.I., & Maltby, J. (2019). Belief in a zero-sum game and subjective well-being across 35 countriesCurrent Psychology (Open Access)

184. Vostanis, P., O'Reilly, M., Duncan, C., Maltby, J., & Anderson, E. (2019). Interprofessional training on resilience-building for children who experience trauma: Stakeholders' views from six low- and middle-income countriesJournal of interprofessional care33(2), 143–152. (Author-copy version) (Additional copy)

183. Maltby, J., Day, L., Hall, S. S., & Chivers, S. (2019). The Measurement and Role of Ecological Resilience Systems Theory Across Domain-Specific Outcomes: The Domain-Specific Resilient Systems ScalesAssessment26(8), 1444–1461. (Author-copy version)

182.  Maltby, J., Day, L., Flowe, H.D., Vostanis, P., & Chivers, S. (2019). Psychological trait resilience within ecological systems theory: The Resilient Systems ScalesJournal of Personality Assessment, 101(1), 44-53. (Author-copy version)

181. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Rogoza, R., Baran, T., Hitokoto, H., & Maltby, J. (2019). Cross-cultural invariance of NPI-13: Entitlement as culturally specific, leadership and grandiosity as culturally universalInternational journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie54(4), 439–447. (Author-copy version)

180. Smailes, H. L., Humphries, J. E., Ryder, H., Klatt, T., Maltby, J., Pearmain, A. M., & Flowe, H. D. (2018). Age-related differences in spontaneous trait judgments from facial appearancePsychiatry, psychology, and law : an interdisciplinary journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law25(5), 759–768. (Open Access)

179. Vostanis, P., Maltby, J., Duncan, C. and O'Reilly, M. (2018), Stakeholder Perspectives on Children's Mental Health Needs and Supports in Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Children & Society, 32: 457-469. (Author-copy version)

178. Eruyar, S., Maltby, J. & Vostanis, P. (2018). Mental health problems of Syrian refugee children: The role of parental factorsEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 27(4), 401-409. (Author-copy version)

177. Flowe, H.D. & Maltby, J. (2018). An experimental examination of alcohol consumption, alcohol expectancy and self-blame on willingness to report a hypothetical rapeAggressive Behavior, 44(3), 225-234. (Author-copy version)

176. Gunn, S.C., Burgess, G.H., & Maltby, J. (2018).  A factor analysis of FIM+FAM scores among focal and diffuse brain injury patients: The importance of bi-factor modelsArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(9), 1805-1810. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.005. (Author-copy version)

175. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J. P., Osin, E. N…. & Maltby, J. (2018). The mental health continuum-short form: The structure and application for cross-cultural studies-a 38 nation studyJournal of Clinical Psychology, 74, 1034–1052. (Author-copy version)

174. Maltby, J., Dale, M., Underwood, M., Simpson, J. and the REGISTRY investigators of the European Huntington’s Disease Network.  (2017). Irritability in Huntington’s Disease: Factor Analysis of Snaith’s Irritability ScaleMovement Disorders: Clinical Practice, 4(3), 342–348. 10.1002/mdc3.12424 (Author-copy version)

173. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J. & Maltby, J. (2017). Agentic and Communal Narcissism and Satisfaction with Life: The Mediating Role of Psychological Entitlement and Self-esteemInternational Journal of Psychology, 52(5), 420-424. (Author-copy version)

172.  Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski J.P., Cieciuch, J., Adams, B.G., Osin, E.N., Ardi, R., Baltatescu, S., Lal Bhomi, A., Clinton, A., et al. …& Maltby, J. (2017). Measurement Invariance of Personal Well-being Index (PWI-8) across 26 CountriesJournal of Happiness Studies, 18(6), 1697–1711. doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9795-0 (Author-copy version)

171. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2017). Regulatory motivations in celebrity interest: Self-suppression and self-expansionPsychology of Popular Media Culture, 6(2),103-112. (Author-copy version)

170. Hurling, R., Murray, P., Tomlin, C., Warner, A., Wilkinson, J., York, G., Linley, P.A., Dovey, G., Hogan, R.A., Maltby, J., So, T.T.C. (2017). Short tips delivered ‘in the moment’ can boost positive emotion. International Journal of Psychological Studies 9(1), (Author-copy version)

169. Hay, B., Henderson, C., Maltby, J., &  Canales, J.J. (2016). Impact of Peer-Based Needle Exchange Programmes on Mental Health Status in People Who Inject Drugs: A Nationwide New Zealand StudyFront. Psychiatry 7:211. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00211 (Open-Access)

168. Klatt, T., Maltby, J., Humphries, J., Smailes, H.L., Ryder, H., Phelps, M. & Flowe, H.D. (2016). Looking bad: Inferring criminality after 100 msApplied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 12(2), 114-125. (Author-copy version)

167. McLean, R. J., Maconachie, G.D.E., Gottlob, I. & Maltby, J. (2016). The Development of a Nystagmus Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire.  Ophthalmology, 123(9):2023-7.doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.05.033. (Author-copy version)

166. Maltby, J., Day, L., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Hitokoto, H., Baran, T., Jones, C., Chakravarty-Agbo, A. & Flowe, H. D. (2016). An Ecological Systems Model of Resilience: Cross-cultural and clinical relevance. Personality and Individual Differences98, 96-101. (Author-copy version)

165. Maltby, J., Day, L., Hatcher, R., Tazzyman, S., Flowe, H. D., Palmer, E. J., Frosch, C. A., O’Reilly, M., Jones, C., Buckley, C., Knieps, M., & Cutts, K.. (2016). Implicit theories of online trolling: Evidence that attention-seeking conceptions are associated with increased psychological resilienceBritish Journal of Psychology, 107, 448-466. (Author-copy version)

164. Ryder, H., Maltby, J., Rai, L., Jones, P. & Flowe, H.D. (2016). Women’s Preferences for Physically Formidable and Dominant Mates: How Specific Are the Underlying Psychological Mechanisms? Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 293-302. version)

163. Maltby, J., Dale, M., Underwood, M., Rickards, H., Callaghan, J & the REGISTRY investigators of the European Huntington’s Disease Network. (2016). Exploring the structural relationship between interviewer and self-rated affective symptoms in Huntington’s diseaseThe Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences28(3), 236-238. (Author-copy version)

162. Maltby, J., Paterson, K.B., Day, L., Kinnear, H., Jones, C., & Buchanan, H. (2016). Social ranking effects on tooth-brushing behaviourBritish Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 374-388.doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12173 (Author-copy version)

161. Hall, S. S., Maltby, J., Filik, R., & Paterson, K. B. (2016). Key Skills for Science Learning: The Importance of Text Cohesion and Reading Ability.  Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 36(2), 191-215. doi: 10.1080/01443410.2014.926313 (Author-copy version)

160. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Czarna, A. Z., Piotrowski, J., Baran, T. & Maltby, J. (2016). Structural Validity of the Communal Narcissism Inventory (CNI): The Bifactor Model. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 315-320. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2015.11.036 (Author-copy version)

159. Dale, M., Maltby, J. [CAu] , Shimozaki, S., Cramp, R., Rickards, and the REGISTRY investigators of the European Huntington’s Disease Network (2016). Disease stage, but not sex, predicts depression and psychological distress in Huntington's disease:  A European population study Journal of Psychosomatic Research80(1), 17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2015.11.003 (Author-copy version)

158. Dale, M., Maltby, J.[CAu] , Martucci, R., Shimosaki, S. and the REGISTRY investigators of the European Huntington’s Disease Network (2015). Factor Analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale among a Huntington’s Disease Population. Movement Disorders30(14), 1954-1960. doi: 10.1002/mds.26419 (Author-copy version)

157. Maltby J, Day L, Hall S (2015) Refining Trait Resilience: Identifying Engineering, Ecological, and Adaptive Facets from Extant Measures of Resilience. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0131826. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131826 (Open Access)

156. Taylor, M. J., Vlaev, I., Maltby, J., Brown, G. D. A., & Wood, A. M. (2015). Improving social norms
interventions: Rank-framing increases excessive alcohol drinkers’ information-seeking. Health Psychology, 34(12), 1200–1203. doi:10.1037/hea0000237 (Author-copy version)

155. Griffiths, A. W., Wood, A.M., Maltby, J, Taylor, P. J., Panagioti, M., & Tai, S. (2015). The Development of the Short Defeat and Entrapment Scale (SDES). Psychological Assessment27(4), 1182-1194. doi: 10.1037/gas0000110 (Author-copy version)

154. Aldrovandi, S., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., & Brown, G. D. A. (2015). Students' concern about indebtedness: A rank based social norms account. Studies in Higher Education, 40(7), 1307-1327.doi: 10.1080/03075079.2014.881349

153. Martín del Campo Ríos J, Fuggetta G, Maltby J. (2015) Beliefs in being unlucky and deficits in executive functioning: an ERP study. PeerJ 3:e1007 (Open Access)

152. Bebane, S., Flowe, H. D., & Maltby, J.[CAu] (2015). Re-refining the Measurement of Distress Intolerance. Personality and Individual Differences, 85, 159-164. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.05.005 (Author-copy version)

151.  Brown, G.D.A., Wood, A., Ogden, R.  & Maltby, J. (2015). Do Student Evaluations of University Reflect Inaccurate Beliefs or Actual Experience? A Relative Rank Model. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28(1)14-26. (Author-copy version)

150. Biswas-Diener, R., Linley, P.A., Dovey, H., Maltby, J., Hurling, R., Wilkinson, J., & Lyubchik, N. (2015). Pleasure: An initial exploration. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16(2), 313-332. doi: 10.1007/s10902-014-9511-x

149. Hurling, R., Linley, A., Dovey, H., Maltby, J., & Wilkinson, J. (2015). Everyday happiness: Gifting and eating as everyday activities that influence general positive affect and discrete positive emotions. International Journal of Wellbeing, 5(2), 28-44. doi:10.5502/ijw.v5i2.3 (Open Access)

148.Saucier, G., et al. (2015). Cross-cultural differences in a global ‘Survey of World Views’.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 53-70.

147. Hall, S.S., Kowalski, R., Paterson, K.B., Basran, J.K., Filik, R., & Maltby, J. (2015). Local text cohesion, reading ability and individual science aspirations: key factors influencing comprehension in science classes. British Educational Research Journal41(1), 122-142. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3134 (Author-copy version)

146. Joseph, S. & Maltby, J. (2014). Positive Functioning Inventory: Initial validation of a 12-item self-report measure of well-being. Psychology of Well-Being, 4:15: doi:10.1186/s13612-014-0015-6.

145. Aziz, I.A, Hutchinson, C.A. & Maltby, J.[CAu] (2014). Quality of life of Syrian refugees living in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Peer J.2:e670

144. Ferguson, E., Maltby, J., Bibby, P.A., & Lawrence, C. (2014) Fast to Forgive, Slow to Retaliate: Intuitive Responses in the Ultimatum Game Depend on the Degree of Unfairness. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96344. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096344.

143. Griffiths, A. W., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Taylor, P. J., & Tai, S. (2014). The prospective role of defeat and entrapment in depression and anxiety: A 12-month longitudinal study. Psychiatry Research, 216, 52-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.01.037

142. Hall, S. S., Basran, J., Paterson, K. B., Kowalski, R., Filik, R., & Maltby, J. (2014). Individual Differences in the Effectiveness of Text Cohesion for Science Text Comprehension. Learning and Individual Differences29, 74-80.

141. Hutchinson, C.V., Maltby, J., Badham, S.P. and Jason, L.A. (2014). Vision-related symptoms as a clinical feature of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis? Evidence from the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire. British Journal of Ophthalmology98, 144-145.

140. Linley, P. A., Dovey, H., de Bruin, E., Transler, C., Wilkinson, J., Maltby, J. & Hurling, R. (2013). Two simple, brief, naturalistic activities and their impact on positive affect: feeling grateful and eating ice cream. Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice, :6  doi:10.1186/2211-1522-3-6

139. Yoon, L. K., Maltby, J., & Joormann, J. (2013). A Pathway from Neuroticism to Depression: Examining the Role of Emotion Regulation. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping26, 558-572.

138. Maltby, J., Day, L., Pinto, D.P. & Hogan, R.A. & Wood, A.M. (2013). Beliefs in being unlucky and deficits in executive functioning. Consciousness and Cognition22, 137-147.

137. Joseph, S., Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., Stockton, H., Hunt, N., & Regel, S. (2012).The Psychological  Well-Being - Post-Traumatic Changes Questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ): Reliability and Validity Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 420-428.

136. Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., Vlaev, I., Taylor, M. J., & Brown, G. D. A. (2012). Contextual Effects on the Perceived Health Benefits of Exercise: The Exercise Rank Hypothesis. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34, 828-841.

135. Wood, A.M., Brown, G.D.A., Maltby, J. & Watkinson, P. (2012). How are Personality Judgments Made? A Cognitive Model of Reference Group Effects, Personality Scale Responses, and Behavioral Reactions. Journal of Personality, 80, 1275-1311.

134. Wood, A. M., Brown, G. D. A., & Maltby, J. (2012). Social norm influences on evaluations of the risks associated with alcohol consumption: Applying the rank based Decision by Sampling model to health judgments. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47, 57-62.

133. Pinto, D.G. Maltby, J. Wood, A.M, & Day, L.,  (2012). A behavioural test of Horneys's linkage between authenticity and aggression: People living authentically are less likey to respond aggressively in unfair situations. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 41-44.

132. Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., Day, L. & Pinto, D.G. (2012). The position of authenticity within extant models of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 269-273.

131. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2011). Celebrity Worship and Incidence of Elective Cosmetic Surgery: Evidence of a link among young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health49, 483-489.

130. Wood, A.M., Linley, P.A., Maltby, J., Kashdan, T.B.  Hurling, R. (2011). Using personal and psychological strengths leads to increases in well-being over time: A longitudinal study and the development of the strengths use questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 15-19.

129. Maltby, J., McCutcheon, L. E. & Lowinger, R. J. (2011). Celebrity Worshipers and the Five-factor Model of Personality. North American Journal of Psychology, 13, 343.

128. Wood, A.M., Brown, G.D.A. & Maltby, J. (2011). Thanks, but I'm used to better. A relative rank model of gratitude. Emotion11, 175-180.

127. Pinto, D., Maltby, J. & Wood, A.M. (2011). Exploring the Tripartite Model of Authenticity within Gray's Approach and Inhibition Systems and Cloninger's  Bio-social Model of Personality. Personality and Individual Differences51, 194-197.

126. Proctor, C., Maltby, J. & Linley, P.A. (2011). Strengths Use as a Predictor of Well-being and Health Related Quality of Life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12, 153-169.

125. Proctor, C., Tsukayama, E., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Eades, F., Linley, P. A. (2011). Strengths Gym: The impact of a character strengths-based intervention on the life satisfaction and well-being of adolescent students. Journal of Positive Psychology6, 377-388.

124. Maltby, J. (2010). An Interest in Fame: Confirming the Measurement and Empirical Conceptualisation of Fame Interest. The British Journal of Psychology, 101, 411-432.

123. Day, L., Hanson, K., Maltby, J.[CAu], Proctor, C. & Wood, A.M. (2010). Hope uniquely predicts objective academic achievement above intelligence, personality and previous academic achievement. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 550-553.

122. Proctor, C., Linley, P.A. & Maltby, J. (2010). Very Happy Youths: Benefits of Very High Life Satisfaction among Adolescents. Social Indicators Research, 98, 519-532.

121. Maltby, J., Lewis, C.A., Freeman, A., Day, L., Cruise, S.M., & Breslin, M. (2010). Religion and health. Application of a cognitive-behavioural framework. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 13, 749-759.

120. Colley, A., Mulhern, G., Maltby, J & Wood, A.M. (2009). The short form BSRI: Instrumentality, expressiveness and gender associations among a United Kingdom sample. Personality and Individual Differences46, 384-387.

119. Wood, A.M., Joseph, S. & Maltby, J. (2009). Gratitude predicts psychological well-being above the Big-Five facets. Personality and Individual Differences46, 443-447.

118. Proctor, C., Linley, P.A. & Maltby. J. (2009). Youth Life Satisfaction measures: A Review. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 128-144.

117. Abdel-Khalek, A.M., Lester, D., Maltby, J. & Tomas-Sabado, J. (2009). The Arabic Scale of Death Anxiety: Some results from East and West. Omega, 59, 39-50.

116. Abdel-Khalek, A.M. & Maltby, J. (2009). Differences in Anxiety Scores of College Students from Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. Psychological Reports, 104, 624-626.

115. Linley, P.A., Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., Osbourne, G. & Hurling, R. (2009). Measuring Happiness: The Higher Order Factor Structure of Subjective of Psychological Well-being Measures. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 878-884.

114. Proctor, C.L., Linley, P.A., & Maltby, J. (2009). Youth life satisfaction: A review of  the literature. Journal of Happiness Studies, 10, 583-630.

113. Abdel-Khalek, A. M. & Maltby, J. (2008). The comparison of predictors of Death Obsession within two cultures. Death Studies32, 366-377.

112. Abdel-Khalek, A.M. & Maltby, J. (2008). Reliability, factorial validity, and means on the Kuwait University Anxiety Scale: A UK university sample. Psychological Reports, 102, 867-869.

111. Colley, A. & Maltby, J. (2008) Impact of the Internet on our lives: Male and female personal perspectives. Computers in Human Behavior24, 2005-2013.

110. Maltby, J. Lewis, C.A. & Day, L. (2008). Prayer and subjective well-being. The application of a cognitive-behavioural framework. Mental Health, Religion and Culture11, 119-129.

109. Maltby, J., Day, L., Giles, D. C., Gillett, R., Quick, M., Langcaster-James, H. & Linley, P. A. (2008). Implicit theories of a desire for fame. British Journal of Psychology, 99, 279-292.

108. Maltby, J., Day, L., Gill, P., Colley, A. & Wood, A.M. (2008). Beliefs around Luck: Confirming the Empirical Conceptualization of Beliefs around Luck and the Development of the Darke and Freedman Beliefs Around Luck scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 655-660.

107. Maltby, J., Wood, A., Day, L., Kon, T.W.H, Colley, A. & Linley, P.A. (2008). Personality predictors of levels of forgiveness two and a half years after the transgression. Journal of Research in Personality42, 1088-1094.

106. Thalbourne, M. A. & Maltby, J. (2008). Transliminality, thin boundaries, Unusual Experiences, and temporal lobe lability. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1617-1623.

105. Wood, A. M., Linley, P. A., Maltby, J., Baliousis, M. & Joseph, S. (2008). The authentic personality: A theoretical and empirical conceptualization, and the development of the Authenticity Scale. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 385-399.

104. Wood, A. M., Maltby, J. Stewart, N., Linley, P. A., & Joseph, S. (2008). A social-cognitive model of trait and state levels of gratitude. Emotion, 8, 281-290.

103. Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Gillett, R., Linley, P. A., & Joseph, S. (2008). The role of gratitude in the development of social support, stress, and depression: Two longitudinal studies. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 854-871.

102. Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Stewart, N., & Joseph, S. (2008). Conceptualizing gratitude and appreciation as a unitary personality trait. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 619-630.

101. Colley, A. & Maltby, J. (2008). Expressiveness, gender and liking for musical instruments. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 29, 165-178.

100. Linley, P. A., Maltby, J., Wood, A. M., Joseph, S., Harrington, S., Peterson, C., Park, N., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2007). Character Strengths in the United Kingdom: The VIA Inventory of Strengths. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 341-351.

99. Maltby, J., Macaskill, A. & Gillett, R. (2007). The cognitive nature of forgiveness: Using cognitive strategies of primary appraisal and coping to describe the process of forgiving. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 555-566.

98. North, A. C., Sheridan, L., Maltby, J., and Gillett, R. (2007). Attributional style, self esteem, and celebrity worship. Media Psychology, 9, 291-308.

97. Sheridan, L., North, A.C., Maltby, J. and Gillett, R. (2007). Celebrity worship, addiction and criminality. Psychology, Crime and Law, 559-571.

96. Maltby, J., Day, L., McCutcheon, L.E., Houran, J. & Ashe, D. (2006). Extreme celebrity worship, fantasy proneness and dissociation: Developing the measurement and understanding of celebrity worship within a clinical personality context. Personality and Individual Differences40, 273-283.

95. Sheridan, L., Maltby, J. and Gillett, R. (2006). Pathological public figure preoccupation: Its relationship with dissociation and absorption. Personality and Individual Differences. 41, 525-535.

94. Ashe, D.D., Maltby, J. and McCutcheon, L.E. (2005). Are celebrity-worshippers more prone to narcissism? A brief report. North American journal of Psychology, 7, 239-46.

93. Barber, L., Maltby, J. & Macaskill, A. (2005). Angry memories and thoughts of revenge:  the relationship between forgiveness and anger rumination. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 253-262.

92. Day, L. & Maltby, J. (2005). “With Good Luck”: Belief in good luck and cognitive planning. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 1217-1226.

91. Day, L. & Maltby, J. (2005). Forgiveness and Social Loneliness. Journal of Psychology, 139, 553-555.

90. Lewis, C.A., Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2005). Religious orientation, religious coping and happiness among U.K. adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 38,1193-1202.

89. Maltby, J. (2005). Protecting the Sacred and Expressions of Rituality: Examining the relationship between dimensions of extrinsic religiosity and unhealthy guilt. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 78, 77-93.

88. Maltby, J., Day, L. & Barber, L. (2005). Forgiveness and happiness. The differing contexts of forgiveness using the distinction between hedonic and eudaimonic happiness. Journal of Happiness Studies, 6, 1-13.

87. Maltby, J., Giles, D., Barber, L. & McCutcheon, L.E. (2005). Intense-personal Celebrity Worship and Body Image: Evidence of a link among female adolescents. British Journal of Health Psychology10, 17-32.

86. Giles, D.C. & Maltby, J. (2004). The role of media in adolescent development: Relations between autonomy, attachment, and interest in celebrities.  Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 813-822.

85. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2004). Forgiveness and Defense Style. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 165, 99-109.

84. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2004). Should never the twain meet? Integrating models of religious personality and religious mental health. Personality and Individual Differences36, 1275-1290.

83. Maltby, J. (2004). Celebrity and Religious Worship: A refinement. The Journal of Psychology138, 286-288.

82. Maltby, J., Day, L. & Barber, L. (2004). Forgiveness and mental health variables: Interpreting the relationship using an adaptational-continuum model of personality and coping. Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 1629-1641

81. Maltby, J., Day, L., McCutcheon, L.E., Gillett, R., Houran, J., & Ashe, D. (2004). Celebrity Worship using an adaptational-continuum model of personality and coping. British Journal of Psychology. 95, 411-428.

80. Maltby, J., Day, L., McCutcheon, L.E., Martin, M.M., & Cayanus, J.L. (2004). Celebrity worship, cognitive flexibility and social complexity. Personality and Individual Differences37, 1475-1482.

79. Day, L. & Maltby, J. (2003). Belief in good luck and psychological well-being: The mediating role of optimism and irrational beliefs. The Journal of Psychology, 137, 99-110.

78. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2003) Religious orientation, religious coping and appraisals of stress: Assessing cognitive factors in the relationship between religiosity and psychological well-being.  Personality and Individual Differences, 34, 1209-1224.

77. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2003). Applying a Social Identity paradigm to examine the relationship between self-esteem and men’s attitudes towards men and women. The Journal of Social Psychology, 143, 111-126.

76. Maltby, J., Houran, M.A., & McCutcheon, L.E. (2003).  A Clinical Interpretation of Attitudes and Behaviors Associated with Celebrity Worship.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191, 25-29.

75. Martin, M. M., Cayanus, J. L., McCutcheon, L. E., & Maltby, J. (2003). Celebrity worship and cognitive flexibility. North American Journal of Psychology, 5, 75-80.

74. McCutcheon, L.E., Ashe, D.D., Houran, J., & Maltby, J. (2003). A Cognitive Profile of Individuals Who Tend to Worship Celebrities. The Journal of Psychology, 137, 309-322.

73. Macaskill, A., Maltby, J., & Day, L. (2002). Forgiveness and Emotional Empathy. The Journal of Social Psychology, 142, 663-665.

72. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2002). Religious experience, religious orientation and schizotypal personality traits. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 5, 163-174.

71. Maltby, J. (2002). The ‘Age-Universal’ I-E scale – 12: Confirmatory Factor Analysis. The Journal of Psychology, 136, 555-560.

70. Maltby, J., Houran, J., Lange, R., Ashe, D., & McCutcheon, L.E. (2002). Thou Shalt Worship No Other Gods - Unless They Are Celebrities. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 1157-1172.

69. McCutcheon, L.E. & Maltby, J. (2002). Personality Attributions About Individuals High and Low in the Tendency to Worship Celebrities. Current Research in Social Psychology, 7, 325-338.

68. Garner, I., Maltby, J. & Lord, J. (2001).  Developing Virtual Support for students: Student Support and the role of IT at Level One.  Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 17, 217-219.

67. Macaskill, A., Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2001). An Exploration of Social Interest in British Students Post-Conservatism.  Individual Psychology, 57, 388-39

66. Maltby, J & Day, L. (2001). Psychological correlates of attitudes toward men.  The Journal of Psychology, 135, 335-351.

65. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2001). The relationship between exercise motives and psychological well-being.  The Journal of Psychology, 135, 651-660.

64. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2001). Watson’s Irrational Belief Scale: One factor or four?  Journal of Psychology, 135, 462-464.

63. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2001).  Spiritual Involvement and belief: the relationship between spirituality and Eysenck’s personality dimensions.  Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 187-192.

62. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2001).  The relationship between Spirituality and Eysenck’s personality dimensions: A replication among English adults. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 162, 119-122.

61. Maltby, J. & McCutcheon, L.E. (2001). The Relationship between Attitudes Toward Celebrities and Authoritarianism. Psychological Reports, 88, 979-980.

60. Maltby, J. (2001) 'Learning statistics by computer software is cheating': Age as a factor for preference of the learning method of statistics. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 17, 329-331.

59. Maltby, J. (2001). The concurrent validity of the Francis Scale of Attitude Toward Christianity using Intrinsic, Extrinsic and Quest Scales as Criteria. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 11, 35-43.

58. Maltby, J., Houran, J., Ashe, D., & McCutcheon, L.E. (2001). The Self-Reported Psychological Well-Being of Celebrity Worshippers. North American Journal of Psychology, 3, 441-452.

57. Maltby, J., Macaskill, A. & Day, L. (2001). Failure to forgive self and others: A replication and extension of the relationship between forgiveness, personality, social desirability and general health. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 881-885.

56. Day, L. & Maltby, J. (2000). Can Kinderman and Bentalls’ suggestions for a personal and situational attributions questionnaire be used to examine all aspects of attributional style?  Personality and Individual Differences, 29, 1047-1055.

55. Day, L., Maltby, J., Giles, D. & Wingrove, V. (2000). Psychological Correlates of attitudes towards shoplifting and self-reported shoplifting.  Psychology, Crime and Law6, 71-79.

54. Lewis, C.A, Maltby, J. & Burkinshaw, S. (2000).  Religion and Happiness: Still no association.  Journal of Beliefs and Values, 21, 233-236.

53. Lewis, C.A., & Maltby, J. (2000). Conservatism and Religiosity. Personality and Individual Differences, 29, 793-798.

52. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2000). Depressive symptoms and religious orientation: Examining the relationship between religiosity and depression within the context of other correlates of depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 383-393.

51. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2000). Religious Orientation and Death Obsession. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 161, 122-124.

50. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2000). The reliability and validity of a Susceptibility to Embarrassment scale among Adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 29, 749-756.

49. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (2000). The reliability and validity of the death obsession scale among English university and adult samples. Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 695-700.

48. Maltby, J. &  Day, L. (2000). Romantic Acts and Depression. Psychological Reports, 86, 260-262.

47.  Maltby, J. &  Day, L. (2000). Romantic Acts and EPQ scores. The Journal of Psychology, 134, 462-464.

46. Maltby, J., Garner, I., Lewis, C.A. & Day, L. (2000).  Religious Orientation and Schziotypal Traits.   Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 143-151.

45. Day, L., Maltby, J. & Macaskill, A. (1999). The Relationship between Belief in Good Luck and General Health.  Psychological Reports, 85, 971-972.

44. Lewis, C.A., Maltby, J. & Hearsey, A. (1999) Reliability and Validity of a Rejection of Christianity Scale among Northern Irish students.  Journal of Beliefs and Values, 20, 231-238.

43. Maltby, J. & Day, L. (1999). Sex roles, attitude toward sex roles and defense style.  Journal of Genetic Psychology, 160, 381-383.

42. Maltby, J. & Price, J. (1999). Defence Style and Conservatism. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 160, 389-396.

41. Maltby, J. (1999) The internal structure of a derived, revised, and amended measure of the Religious Orientation Scale: The ‘Age-Universal’ I-E scale 12. Social Behaviour and Personality, 27, 407-412.

40. Maltby, J. (1999). Frequent and regular church attendance as a religious ritual.  Further investigation of the relationship between public aspects of religiosity and obsessional symptoms.  Personality and Individual Differences, 27, 199-205.

39. Maltby, J. (1999). Personality Dimensions of Religious Orientation. Journal of Psychology, 133, 631-640.

38. Maltby, J. (1999). Religious Orientation and Religious Experience.  The North American Journal of Psychology, 1, 289-292.

37. Maltby, J. (1999).  Religious Orientation and Eysenck’s personality dimensions: The use of an amended religious orientation scale to examine the relationship between religiosity, psychoticism, neuroticism and extraversion.  Personality and Individual Differences, 26, 79-84.

36. Maltby, J., Lewis, C.A. & Day, L. (1999) Religion and Psychological Well-being: The role of personal prayer.  British Journal of Health Psychology, 4, 363-378.

35. Maltby, J., Macaskill, A., Day, L. & Garner, I. (1999). Social Interest and EPQ scores.  Psychological Reports, 85, 197-200.

34. Maltby, J. & Day, L.  (1998) Amending a measure of the Quest Religious Orientation: Applicability of the scale’s use among religious and non-religious persons. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, 517-522.

33. Maltby, J. & Talley, M. (1998) The psychometric properties of an abbreviated form of the Revised Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (JEPQR-A) among 12-15 year old US young persons.  Personality and Individual Differences, 24, 891-893.

32. Maltby, J. (1998). Religious Orientation and Rigidity.  The Journal of Psychology, 132, 674-676.

31. Maltby, J. (1998).  Church Attendance and Anxiety.  The Journal of Social Psychology, 138, 537-538.

30. Maltby, J., Kirwan, J. & McCollam, P. (1998).  Scores on a statistics test and scores of the Defence Style Questionnaire.  Psychological Reports, 83, 364-366.

29. Maltby, J., Lewis, C.A. & Hill, A. (1998).  Oral Pessimism and depressive symptoms: A comparison with other correlates of depression.  British Journal of Medical Psychology, 71, 195-200.

28. Lewis, C.A. & Maltby, J, (1997).  The factor structure of the Francis scale of Attitude toward Christianity among Northern Irish adults.  The Irish Journal of Psychology, 18, 349-354.

27. Maltby, J. & Lewis, C.A. (1997).  The reliability and validity of a short scale of attitude towards Christianity among USA, English, Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 22, 649-654.

26. Maltby, J. (1997) Obsessional Personality Traits: The association with Attitude toward Christianity and Religious Puritanism.  The Journal of Psychology, 131, 675-677.

25. Maltby, J. (1997). An Extrinsic Orientation toward Religion and Defensive Style.  The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 158, 507-508.

24. Maltby, J. (1997).  An amended version of religious orientation: Some data on reliability and validity among English and Northern Irish school-children.  The Irish Journal of Psychology, 18, 448-450.

23. Maltby, J. (1997).  Examining the Generalizability of the Orality-Depression Link. The Journal of Psychology, 131, 678-679.

22. Maltby, J. (1997).  Personality and Correlates of Religiosity among adults in the Republic of Ireland.  Psychological Reports, 81, 827-831.

21. Maltby, J. (1997).  The concurrent validity of a short measure of social conservatism among English students.  Personality and Individual Differences, 23, 901-903.

20. Maltby, J., Day, L. & Edge, R. (1997).  Social Conservatism and Intolerance to Ambiguity.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 929-930.

19. Lewis, C.A. & Maltby, J. (1996).  Personality, Prayer and Church Attendance in a sample of male college students in the USA. Psychological Reports, 78, 1-3.

18. Maltby, J. & Cope, C. (1996).  Reliability estimates of the Internal Control Index among UK samples. Psychological Reports, 79, 595-598.

17. Maltby, J. & Lewis, C.A. (1996) Measuring Intrinsic and Extrinsic Orientation toward Religion: Amendments for its use among Religious and Non-Religious samples. Personality and Individual Differences, 21, 937-946.

16. Maltby, J. & Lewis, C.A. (1996).  An examination of the internal reliability of the Breskin Rigidity Scale.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 82, 195-198.

15. Maltby, J. & Lewis, C.A. (1996).  An examination of the internal reliability of the Breskin Rigidity Scale among German adults.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 83, 409-410.

14. Maltby, J. (1996).  Attribution Style and Projection.  The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 157, 505-506.

13. Lewis, C.A. & Maltby, J. (1995). Authoritarianism and Projection. Psychological Reports, 77, 362.

12. Lewis, C.A. & Maltby, J. (1995). Religiosity and Personality among USA adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 18, 293-295.

11. Lewis, C.A. & Maltby, J. (1995). Religious attitude and practice: its relationship to obsessionality. Personality and Individual Differences, 19, 105-108.

10. Lewis, C.A. & Maltby, J. (1995).  The reliability and validity of the Francis scale of Attitude towards Christianity among US adults. Psychological Reports, 76, 1243-1247.

9. Maltby, J. (1995). Frequency of Church Attendance and Obsessive Actions among English and US adults. The Journal of Psychology, 129, 599-600.

8. Maltby, J. (1995).  A short measure of general self-esteem among Northern Irish university students: some data on reliability.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81, 1201-1202.

7. Maltby, J. (1995).  Is there a denominational difference for scores on the Francis Scale of Attitude towards Christianity in Northern Irish adults. Psychological Reports, 76, 88-90.

6. Maltby, J. (1995).  Personality, Prayer and Church Attendance among US female adults.  The  Journal of Social Psychology, 135, 529-531.

5. Maltby, J., Talley, M., Cooper, C. & Leslie, J.C. (1995). Personality effects in personal and public orientations toward religion. Personality and Individual Differences, 19, 157-163.

4. Lewis, C. A., & Maltby, J. (1994). Religious attitudes and obsessional personality traits among UK adults. Psychological Reports, 75, 353-354.

3. Maltby, J. (1994).  The reliability and validity of the Francis scale of Attitude towards Christianity among Republic of Ireland adults. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 15, 595-598.

2. Maltby, J., McCollam, P. & Millar, D. (1994).  Religiosity and obsessionality: A refinement.  The Journal of Psychology, 128, 609-611.

1. Lewis, C.A. & Maltby, J. (1992). Pre-oedipal Fixation and Religiosity: a refinement. The Journal of Psychology, 126, 687-688.



I am happy to supervise topics in a number of areas. These include well-being, health, mental-health personality, individual differences, positive psychology, resilience.


I teach on a range of psychology courses available at the University of Leicester. My main teaching is around individual differences and I teach on the topics of personality, intelligence and applied aspects of individual differences. I am also an author of the textbook Personality, Individual Differences, and Intelligence (published by Pearson Education).

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British Psychological Society

Higher Education Academy

British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (Founding Society Officer).

National Institute for Health Research; East Midlands

European Huntington’s Disease Network 


The British Psychological Society 2010 Award for Excellence in Psychology Education


University of Ulster 1995 D/Phil (PhD) in Psychology

University of Ulster 1991 BSc in Social Psychology (BPS accredited)

Sheffield Hallam University 1997 PGCE Education

British Psychological Society 2014 Occupational Ability and Personality (Level A and B)

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