Quantitative Psychology

Members of the Quantitative Division Area specialize in a variety of research areas involving behavioral statistics, mathematical modeling, measurement, methodology, behavioral statistics, mathematical modeling, psychometrics, methodology, and neuroimage analysis. The emphasis in the Division Area is on acquiring exceptionally broad and strong methodological, computational, and statistical skills, as well as focusing on a specialization domain chosen by the student, working closely with one,or more, faculty members. Faculty members and students in the Quantitative Division Area have research interests and collaborations that overlap with those in every all other Division Areas in the Department. Consequently, the students' specialization areas often involve substantive applications of quantitative approaches to biological psychology, testing, cognitive psychology, decision making, neurocognition, social psychology, testing, biological psychology, neurocognition or other domains.


The Quantitative division Area offers an large array of graduate courses that cover the field of quantitative psychology in an exceptionally comprehensive manner. Students develop a specialized course of study designed to provide expertise in their particular areas of interest, but also acquire breadth in the field through coursework outside the Division Area and the Department, and through interdisciplinary collaborations. All students complete a first year project that is presented to the faculty at a weekly research seminar attended by all students and faculty in the DivisionArea. Most students also complete acquire anMS in Applied Statistics. By the end of the third or fourth year, students will have completed the Comprehensive Examinations as well as the majority of their course work. The remaining years in the program are devoted to completing a dissertation, publishing data collected earlier, and preparingefor a career in academia, industry, or governmentservice.


The facilities associated with the division Area are superlativeexcellent. Every faculty member has substantial laboratory space in the Psychology Department dedicated to his or her research program. Students have access to a vast array of state of the art technologies and methodologies as well as a high end computing environment. The division Area has its own computational laboratory and reading room. A special fund provides students resources toattend professional conferences and workshops.


Quantitative faculty and students routinely collaborate with faculty members in these, as well as other (e.g., Political Science, Speech and Hearing), departments and research institutes on campus.

Faculty working in Quantitative Psychology