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- noun psychology A person who
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"An important aspect of the results is that cognitive abilities can increase or decrease," said Oklahoma State University psychometrician Robert Sternberg , a past president of the American Psychological Association who wasn't part of the study.
As Brain Changes, So Can IQ Robert Lee Hotz 2011
And thats fantastic ... never mind the studies or evidence, never mind downloading that free book by a noted psychometrician ... just your opinion, your lovely sweet better than thou liberal opinion.
Moral and Mental Development, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009
Eventually he arranged for Santelices, then a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley, to do the research as her PhD thesis, working with Wilson, a UC Berkeley psychometrician who had also been asked to look at Freedle's work.
(The AFQT is the test that provided most of the new data in the middle section of “The Bell Curve” — the head psychometrician of one of the branches of the military told me that he personally gave the data to Murray, and was very impressed with the accuracy of its display in “The Bell Curve.”)
He was also the first psychometrician -- indeed, the first psychometrician-racist -- who advanced the idea that one ethnic stock is intellectually superior to another.
Dan Agin: Black and White in America II: The Phantom of Group Differences 2009
In March, 2007, Robert Linn, the preeminent psychometrician in the land, told a joint House/Senate hearing that 100% proficiency was impossible.
Gerald Bracey: No Child Left Behind: The Triumph of Diana Moon Glompers 2008
But unless your family psychometrician has administered a Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory or the Kaplan Self-Derogation Scale you probably never imagined that a negative self-image might be holding you back in life.
Hey, I'm Terrific! 2008
A psychometrician, newly-hired, addresses his colleagues for the first time.
Dan Brown: Exclusive, Anonymous Book Excerpt: An Insider Reveals the "Drunks, Dingbats, and Dilettantes Who Write & Score America's Standardized Tests" 2008
The article did not say that Bob is the most respected living psychometrician, a former president of both the American Educational Research Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education.
Gerald Bracey: The Zero Percent Chance of 100 Percent Success 2008
In his own book on how human intelligence can't really be measured, non-psychometrician Gould made up claims that Jews had substandard IQs in the 1920s, in order to demolish those claims.
Making Jennifer Senior of New York magazine look like an IQ expert Steve Sailer 2005
tmoenk commented on the word psychometrician
A psychometrician is someone who puts psychometrics into practice. They come up with personality or psychological attributes and then somehow magically figure out how to quantify and measure them. Psychometrician's make psychological tests for example.
And it's just a great all around word!
"The out of work psychometrician got a job working for the College Board making bogus tests to determine the futures of younger generations."
June 9, 2009
bilby commented on the word psychometrician
"Despite the overwhelming consensus among psychometricians and human geneticists that large, systematic differences in average intelligence levels exist between the races of mankind and that a major component of these differences is genetic, publication of The Bell Curve, a popular book by experts in the science of intelligence that had the temerity to say so, was greeted with a huge outcry, accusations of racism, and a manufactured controversy over a set of propositions that are, in fact, not controversial among experts in the field."
- Kevin Langdon, Review of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, Noesis #145, November 1999.
October 15, 2009