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What is Psychometrics?

The tagline of the Psychometric Society says that the Society is devoted to the advancement of quantitative measurement practices in psychology, education and the social sciences. This is a very general description of psychometrics, but we emphasize the word quantitative in the previous sentence. Some people take a more clinical view of psychometrics, emphasizing the administration and application of psychological scales. But scale administration is not a particular emphasis of this society.

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Governance

The Psychometric Society is a nonprofit professional organization devoted to the advancement of quantitative measurement practices in psychology, education, and the social sciences.

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Get Involved

The Psychometric Society would not exist without the input from its members and other psychometricians. You can get involved in the Psychometric Society in various ways. Here we highlight some important ones.

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History of The Psychometric Society

black and white portraits of the founders of the society

The six founders of the society were (in the order shown from left to right in the picture below) Albert K. Kurtz, Paul Horst (see also here), L. L. Thurstone (see also here), John Stalnaker, Marion W. Richardson and Jack W. Dunlap. The first organizational meeting of the Psychometric Society took place on September 4, 1935, at Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the session of the American Psychological Association.

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