Gerald Matthews, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses on human performance, human factors, performance and information processing, and stress and cognition. Professor Matthews' main area of research interest is applying cognitive science models to human factors, individual differences, and stress, as well as the assessment and psychophysiology of personality and mood. More specifically, he is interested in personality and mood effects on attention and performance, stress and fatigue effects on performance, and the relationship between emotion and attentional processing. He has also researched the application of cognitive models of stress to individual differences in appraisal, coping, and stress outcomes. He is an associate editor of the journal Personality and Individual Differences and a consulting editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.