Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Anastasi Lecture Series: 2013

Presentation: Standardized Measurement in Behavioral Science: Blessing or Curse?

Presenter: Dr. John R. Nesselroade
Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Virginia

October 22nd, 2013

Measurement is fundamental to good science. But progress in behavioral science theory building has not been very rapid. Nesselroade will examine selected aspects of current measurement practices, including the heavy reliance on standardized measurement in a field where important concepts often cannot be directly measured. He will sketch a possible remedy and speculate on its implications for measurement in future behavioral research.

Bio: John R. Nesselroade earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1967. He is a past-president of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association (1982-83) and of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (1999-2000), and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research.

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