Scientifically I am interested in understanding human intelligence and cognition. I tackle this central question from both psychological and biological perspectives (particularly using pharmacological methods). A significant part of this approach is to better understand the cognitive effects of a wide range of pharmacologically active substances ranging from illicit drugs to herbal and nutrient medicines.
From a practical perspective I am interested in improving emotional competencies in organizations and in educational settings, particularly primary and secondary schools.
Intelligence, Psychopharmacology, Cognition, Individual Differences, Neuropsychology
Biological basis of intelligence and cognition Emotional competencies in schools Herbal and nutrient medicine Interventions for cognitive ageing and dementia Developing effective leadership Biological basis of personality Innovation and creativity Psychopharmacology Drugs and Driving
140. Stough, C., Saklofske, D. & Parker, J. (2009). Assessing Emotional Intelligence: Theory, Research, and Applications. Springer: New York. ISBN 038788369X 109. Zaninotto, A.L.C., Bueno, O.F.A., Oradella-Hallinan, M., Rusted, J., Stough, C., & Pompeia, S. (2009). Acute cognitive effects of Donepezil in young, healthy volunteers. Human Psychopharmacology, 24, 437 – 514 110. Stough C., Kure C, Tarusik J, Lloyd J, Downey LA, Scholey A, Wesnes K (2009) A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study examining the effects of a combination nutraceutical formula on cognitive functioning and mood. JANA, 12, 12-19. 111. Downey, L., Johnston, P., Hansen, K., Birney, J. & Stough, C. (2010). Investigating the mediating effects of emotional intelligence and coping on problem behaviours in adolescents. Australian Journal of Psychology, 62, 20-29 112. Pipingas, A., Harris, E., Tournier, A., King, R., Kras, M. & Stough, C. (2010) Assessing the efficacy of nutraceutical interventions on cognitive functioning in the elderly. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, 8 (2-3), 79-87. 113. Holmes, B.M., Lyons-Ruthm K., Gunning, M., Kelly, M., Stough, C., & Waugh, H. (In Press, Jan 2010). Mothers self-reported emotional intelligence is associated with maternal disrupted affective communication in face-to-face interaction with 4-month old infants. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 114. Scholey, A., Ossoukhova, A., Owen, L., Ibarra, A., Pipingas, A., He, K., Roller, M., Stough, C. (2010). Effects of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) on neurocognitive function: An acute, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Psychopharmacology, 212 (3), 345-346. 115. Scholey, A.B., Owen, L., Gates, J., Rodgers, J., Buchanan, T., Hefgernan, T., Swan, P., Stough, & C., Parrott, A.C. (2010). Hair MDMA samples and consistent with Ecstasy use: findings from an internet study investigating the effects of Ecstasy on mood and memory. Neuropsychobiology, 63 (1), 15-21. 116. Manocha, R., Black, D., Spiro, D. & Stough, C. (In press, Jan 2010). Changing definitions of meditation-Is there a Physiological corollary? Skin temperatures changes of a mental silence oriented form of meditation compared to rest. Journal of the International Society of Life Sciences 117. Pase, M.P., Pipingas, A., Kras, M., Nolidin, K., Gibbs, A., Wesnes, K.A., Scholey, A.B., & Stough, C. (2010). Healthy middle-aged individuals are vulnerable to cognitive deficits as a result of increased arterial stiffness. Journal of Hypertension, 28, 1724-1729. 118. Jackson, M.L., Stough, C., Howard, M.E., Spong, J., Downey, L.A., Thompson, B. (Online 2010). The contribution of fatigue and sleepiness to depression in patients attending the sleep laboratory for evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep and Breathing, published online 6th May 2010 119. Sarris, J., Stough, C., Scholey, A. & Schweitzer, I. (in press, June, 2010). Re-introduction of Kava (Piper methysticum) to the EU: Is there a way forward? Planta Medica, 120. Harvey, K. & Stough, C. (In press, June 2010). Caution with complementaries for cognitive impairment. Australian prescriber 121. Stough, C. & King, R. (2010). The role of alcohol and other drugs in road deaths and serious injuries. Prevention Research Quarterly, 12, 1-27. 122. Bakker, A.J., Boyd, C.M., Dollard, M., Gillespie, N., Winefield, A.H., & Stough, C. (2011). The role of personality in the job-demands-resources model: A study of Australian academic staff. Career Development International, 15 (7), 622-636. 123. Boyd, C.M., Bakker, A.B., Pignata, S., Winefield, A.H., Gillespie, N., & Stough, C. (2011). A longitudinal test of the job demands resources model among Australian university academics. Applied Psychology: An International Review Journal, 60, 112-140 124. Ekermans, G., Saklofske, D., Austin, E. & Stough, C. (2011). Measurement invariance and differential item functioning of the Bar-On EQ-i: S measure over Canadian, Scottish, South African and Australian samples. Personality and Individual Differences, 50(2), 286-290. 125. Camfield, D., Owen, L., Scholey, A.B., Pipingas, A., & Stough, C. (in press, Dec 20). Dairy constituents and neurocognitive health in aging. British Journal of Nutrition 126. Silberstein, R.B., Pipingas, D., Song, J., Camfield, D., Nathan, P.J. & Stough, C. (in Press, Dec 21, 2010). Examining brain-cognition effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract: brain activation in the left temporal and left prefrontal cortex in an object working memory task. Evidence Based Complementary Medicine 127. Song, J., Silberstein, R., Camfield, D. & Stough, C. (In press). Examining the nerual basis of general intelligence during a modified computerised Raven Progressive Matrices (RPM) Task: the role of frontal inhibitory networks. Intelligence 128. Stough, C., Kure, C., Tarasuik, J., Downey, L., Lloyd, J., Scholey, A., Wesnes, K., Zangara, A., Camfield, D. & Reynolds, J. (In press). Improving general intelligence with a nutrient based pharmacological intervention. Intelligence 151. Stough, C. & Bates, T. Commentary: Intelligence. In Burton, L. et al. (2010). Psychology, 2nd Australian and New Zealand edition, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Milton 129. Stough, C., Downey, L., Silver, B., Lloyd, J., Kure, C., Camfield, D., & Wesnes, K. (In press) Dec 1, 2010). The effects of 90 day supplementation with the Omega-3 essential fatty acid docosahaenoic acid (DHA) on cognitive function and visual acuity in healthy aging population. Neurobiology of Aging 150. Scholey. A. & Stough, C. (In press May 2010) Neurocognitive effects of herbal extracts. In Benton, D. (ed) Lifetime nutritional influences on cognition, behaviour and psychiatric illness. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Professional Association Memberships
International Society for Intelligence Research American Psychological Association
Awards and Grants
ARC Discovery DP0772762 Stough, C. & Papafotiou, K. Roadside saliva based testing for amphetamine-type stimulants in drivers: An evaluation of the relationship between positive drug tests and driving impairment after the consumption of methamphetamine and MDMA. $430K (2007-2009). Australian Research Council ARC Linkage LP0882960 Stough, C. Does Emotional Intelligence predict final year academic results and student retention in secondary schools? $153K (2008-2010). Australian Research Council NICM Stough, C., Scholey, A., Pipingas, A., Johnston, P., Rosenfeldt, F., & Croft, K. Centre for the Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition in Health and Disease. 350K for 2008-2009 National Institute of Complementary Medicine (under the auspices of the National health and Medical Research Council) ARC Linkage LP0989878 Langan Fox, J.D., Stough, C.K., Cunningham, E. Project Title: Preventing Adverse Events in Hospitals $91K for 2009-2010. Australian Research Council NHMRC Project 558102 Myers, S.P., Sinclair, A.J., Stough, C., Meyer, B.J., Leach, D.N., Brooks, L. “Fish oil and work stress trial” $135,225 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). ARC Discovery. Stough, C., Scholey, A., & Croft, K. DP1093825 “Improving Cognitive Functioning in the Elderly”. $290K for 2010-2012. Australian Research Council ARC Discovery. Scholey, A., & Stough, C. “Glucose facilitation of cognitive function: Effects of effort, age and glucose control” $165K for 2010-2012. Australian Research Council ARC Linkage. LP110100410 Stough, C., Cropley, V., Yucel, M., Scholey, A., & Croft, K. Neuroimaging changes underpinning improvements in cognition in the elderly. $173, 826 for 2011-2012 Australian Research Council. Ogden, E. & Stough, C. Victorian Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund Amphetamines and Violence. 170K More than 3M in industry grants from 2008
Advisor to many nutrition and pharmaceutrical companies in the area of cognition and brain health, stress and anxiety Reviewer for many journals and funding agencies Editorial board for several journals Advisory panel for the International Society for Intelligence Research Refer to wikipedia page Co-founded the commercial entity Genos and helped develop measures of emotiuonal intelligence My h-index is 20
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