Ioannis Tsaousis studied psychology at the University of Crete, Greece. He obtained his MSc in Research Methods & Statistics from University of Reading, UK and his PhD in Psychometrics from University of London – Goldsmith’s College, UK. Today, he is Associate Professor in Psychometrics at the department of Psychology of University of Crete. His research interests include psychometric theory, emotional intelligence, and measurement of individual differences (i.e. personality and intelligence). The corollary of his research activity is the development of more than 10 psychometric instruments in the Greek language, such as the Traits Personality Questionnaire (TPQue), the Greek Personality Adjective Checklist (GPAC), the Greek Emotional Intelligence Scale (GEIS), the Spatial Ability Test (SAT), etc., as well as the standardization of many well-known scales, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), the Child Behavior Check List 1½–5 (CBCL 1½–5), the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20), the Multicultural Counseling Inventory (MCI) and many others.
Ioannis Tsaousis is the author of the book “Statistics for Behavioral Sciences with the use of SPSS” (Topos, 2011). He is He is an author of more than 50 publications, which have been cited by other researchers more than 1000 times (as of May 2016). He is also member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Testing, publication of the International Test Commission (ITC), and the Frontiers in Psychology – Quantitative Psychology and Measurement. Finally, he serves as consultant in psychometrics for the Greek Ministry of Difference, and since 2012 he is visiting expert on test validation for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (National Center for Assessment in Higher Education).