Anastasi Lecture 2008

A Decision Theoretical Perspective on Psychometrics: Analyzing Test-Taking Behavior

David V. Budescu is the Anne Anastasi Professor of Psychometrics
and Quantitative Psychology at Fordham University.

He obtained his PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of North Caro- lina at Chapel Hill in 1980 and has held faculty positions at the University of Haifa (Israel) and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and visiting positions at Carnegie Mellon University, The Hebrew University (Israel), The Technion (Israel) and the University of Gottenborg (Sweden).

His research is in the areas of human judgment, individual and group decision-making under uncertainty and with incomplete and vague information, psychometrics and statistics for the behavioral and social sciences. He is on the editorial boards of Applied Psychological Measurement, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition (2000-2003), Multivariate Behavioral Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (1992-2002), Psychological Methods (1996-2000). He is past President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (2000-2001), Fellow of the American Psychological Society and an elected member of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychologists.