Molenaar, Dylan

Statistical modeling of (cognitive) ability differentiation


Dylan Molenaar
Psychological Methodology
Department of Psychology
FMG, University of Amsterdam

Project: Project financed by NWO (NWO Top Talent Grant)

Project running from: 1 September 2007 – 1 September 2011

Supervisors:  Prof. dr H.L.J. Van der Maas (University of Amsterdam)

Summary of project
No suitable procedures are yet available to investigate ability differentiation, although this phenomenon has important implications for the measurement of cognitive abilities. The aim of the present project is to develop, test, and apply suitable models to investigate ability differentiation.

Date of defence:  19 April 2012 (cum laude)

Title of thesis:  Testing distributional assumptions in psychometric measurement models with substantive applications in psychology