2020 in books

2020 was a productive year in terms of book reading. I set a goal of 25 and I ended up at 54. I track my book reading at Goodreads, and here’s the 2020 page. Saving you the work, here’s the books with links and comments. Other stuff Read this just to get some background on…

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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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Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing by Harald Baumeister, Christian Montag (2019, book review)

Baumeister, H., & Montag, C. (Eds.). (2019). Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing: New Developments in Psychoinformatics. Springer Nature. This book offers a snapshot of cutting-edge applications of mobile sensing for digital phenotyping in the field of Psychoinformatics. The respective chapters, written by authoritative researchers, cover various aspects related to the use of these technologies in…

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Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences by Yueh-Ting Lee, Lee J. Jussim, and Clark R. McCauley (1995, review)

Did anyone reads this 1995 edited book on stereotype accuracy? Seems it didn't get too much attention. It's on libgen.https://t.co/Gmb5LpLVgO pic.twitter.com/3rb6AmWVm3 — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) January 25, 2020 McCauley, C. R., Jussim, L. J., & Lee, Y. T. (1995). Stereotype accuracy: Toward appreciating group differences. American Psychological Association. http://93.174.95.27/book/index.php?md5=A0B7B83B064D2C087EEBDEA8032D90EA I recently tweeted this…

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New paper out: Human Biodiversity for Beginners: A Review of Charles Murray’s Human Diversity

Kirkegaard, E. O. W. (2020). Human Biodiversity for Beginners: A Review of Charles Murray’s Human Diversity. Mankind Quarterly, 60(3). Journal (gated) Human Diversity is Charles Murray’s latest book. This review evaluates the claims made in the book and places both the author’s theses and their criticisms in their historical context. It concludes that this book…

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2019 in books

I document my reading habits on Goodreads platform, so it’s easy for anyone to follow along. I don’t review all books I read, just when I feel like it. I do however rate them all. 2019 is over, so I can look back at the year and see what I read. Below, I organized them…

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