Review: Psychological Testing: Theory and Practice (Colin Cooper)

Cooper, C. (2018). Psychological testing: theory and practice. Routledge. This is a pretty food good introduction to psychometrics (the science of psychological measurement). There is the now customary dislike for NHST, more focus on effect sizes, mostly equation-free presentation (except when needed). The table of contents gives a good idea of the conceptual space covered:…

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Mankind Quarterly historical archive at unz.com

Many people don’t know this, so I am posting here to increase awareness. Ron Unz (of unz.com fame) has a hobby of collecting scanned versions of older periodicals, anything goes basically, especially fringe stuff, or stuff considered bad by modern standards (woke standards). The result is a massive, public, searchable archive. Unfortunately, it is not…

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Self-teaching stats with R in 2020

See 2019 post on introductions to psychology etc. for broader coverage Anon asks me today: What would be the best way to quickly self-teach enough statistics to be able to evaluate academic papers? I have the basic concepts down but I’ve never taken an actual stats class. The glib reply is: l2code. For reals though. But…

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Richard Haier on the Nature of Human Intelligence || The Psychology Podcast (Scott Barry Kaufman)

There’s a new interview/podcast-video out, with Richard Haier, the editor in chief of Intelligence journal. Here’s the contents/times. I have bolded the topics probably of most interest to readers of this blog. [00:35] Introduction of Richard Haier [01:47] Richard shares his initial study on brain efficiency’s link to intelligence [04:50] Sex differences in intelligence [09:37]…

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