About the Type Research and Practice Collection

The Type Research and Practice Collection provides information to Type users, researchers and those simply interested, from a library and archive of digitised and hard-copy material gathered over many years. It was formerly associated with Deakin University as the Psychological Type Research Unit (PTRU), and is an amalgamation of the PTRU archive and a privately developed library.

The Collection provides information and insight on ideas and practice surrounding psychological or personality type and related subjects such as personality in general, measurement, science, sociology, culture and society. 

It includes:

  • complete sets of Australian and American type publications as well as journal, magazine, newspaper and online articles, an archive of Australian type research and a substantial collection of type-related books, booklets, and Jungian publications.
  • a digitised collection of thousands of articles and presentations including audio and video of Isabel Briggs Myers and others, as well as Myers’ written work. 
  • Conference proceedings from AusAPT and APTi events as well as on Type and culture, leadership and mind, body and spirit

Peter Geyer looks after The Collection, conducts research and provides advice on request. A former MBTI® and Majors™ accrediter, Peter has written and presented on type for 30 years and the spokesperson for Research and Theory for the Association for Psychological Type (international) from 2006-2010.

Ask Peter for advice and resources on type knowledge and practice

While we are in our homes more at present, it is an excellent opportunity to do some professional reading and research on areas of type.

Peter Geyer is the Custodian of the AusAPT Type Research and Practice Collection (Collection), available as a resource for AusAPT members. As you may know, he has researched, written and presented on type for over 25 years. Moreover, Peter is keen to assist with knowledge and practice on type through the resources of the Collection and his extensive experience and expertise. You can read more about the Collection here.

The Collection is a fixed resource but also a growing collection as Peter continues to research, locate and download articles of interest for the type community. He is happy to forward articles, books and journals from the digital collection and there are extra copies of various type publications that can be sent or delivered.

So if you are preparing a paper or new area of research or practice, have a burning question or want to explore an area of type or personality in more detail, head over to Ask Peter. There you will find a form you can easily complete that will head directly to Peter. He will respond to your query and assist with resources and advice.

This unique and valuable service is part of your AusAPT membership, so take advantage of it and access the Collection and Peter’s expertise.

You can ask Peter for advice or resources by heading over here:

If not a member, you can become a member by heading over here.

Occasional Papers

AusAPT publishes Occasional Papers written by Peter Geyer as part of the Type Research and Practice Collection. You can find the Occasional Papers on the AusAPT blog (links below) or you can download them below:

Occasional paper 1: Media Puzzle: Responding to Claims about the MBTI® and Psychological Type

You can read this paper online here or download the pdf below:

Occasional paper 2: Face Value Only? A Review of Personality Inventories: Fiction, Fact, Future, by Jane Bozarth (2019)

You can read this paper online here or download the pdf below:

AusAPT wishes to acknowledge the immense contribution Peter Geyer provides to AusAPT and its members and community as custodian of The Collection and through sharing his knowledge and expertise via responses and Occasional Papers.

The opinions expressed on the AusAPT blog and in AusAPT Occasional Papers are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the AusAPT or its members.