Personality and Measurement Program
The Personality and Measurement area provides the graduate program in psychology with a strong theoretical and applied orientation by offering training in both the theory and measurement of individual differences.
The curriculum emphasizes the integration of sound measurement principles and substantive psychological research. Area faculty members have widely-varying areas of expertise and offer courses in both personality (e.g., personality theory, personality assessment, person perception, intelligence, evolutionary issues) and measurement (e.g., statistics and research design, factor analysis and multidimensional scaling, psychometric theory and test construction, computer-assisted test interpretation, structured equation modeling, cognitive psychometrics). Graduates of the Personality and Measurement area have a comprehensive understanding of individual difference and their assessment and have the skills to critically evaluate empirical research data.