Thursday, August 30, 2012

2012 Psychometrist Certification exam - Nashville

Dear Neuropsychologist and Neuropsychology Affiliate,

The Certified Specialist in Psychometry (CSP) credential is the gold standard in psychometry.

The next CSP exam will be offered in:

  • Nashville, Tennessee on November 9th, 2012;
  • Exam registration deadline is October 19th.

Please encourage your Psychometrists* to become certified. 


Click here to register for the next CSP exam.


Thank you.

The Board of Certified Psychometrists

PS -- please share this with your colleagues

*- the VA/feds uses the term "Psychology Technician"

Article: "How Children Succeed" and the Character Hypothesis

Relevant to this blogs "Beyond IQ" project...check it out on sidebar.

Article: Math ability requires crosstalk in the brain

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Neuropsychology - Online First Publications & Volume 26, Issue 5

APA Journal alerts for:

The following articles have been published online this week before they appear in a final print and online issue of Neuropsychology:

Persistent Cortical Deafness: A Voxel-Based Morphometry and Tractography Study.
Semenza, Carlo; Cavinato, Marianna; Rigon, Jessica; Battel, Irene; Meneghello, Francesca; Venneri, Annalena

  • A new issue is available:

The association between neurocognitive functioning and smoking in adolescence: The TRAILS study.
Page 541-550
Harakeh, Zeena; de Sonneville, Leo; van den Eijnden, Regina J. J. M.; Huizink, Anja C.; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.; Ormel, Johan; Verhulst, Frank C.; Monshouwer, Karin; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.

Free-viewing laterality tasks: A multilevel meta-analysis.
Page 551-567
Voyer, Daniel; Voyer, Susan D.; Tramonte, Lucia

Mismatched expressions decrease face recognition and corresponding ERP old/new effects in schizophrenia.
Page 568-577
Guillaume, Fabrice; Guillem, François; Tiberghien, Guy; Stip, Emmanuel

Adverse birth factors predict cognitive ability, but not hand preference.
Page 578-587
Nicholls, Michael E. R.; Johnston, David W.; Shields, Michael A.

Spatial neglect and perseveration in visuomotor exploration.
Page 588-603
Ronchi, Roberta; Algeri, Lorella; Chiapella, Laura; Spada, Maria Simonetta; Vallar, Giuseppe

The effect of response modality on immediate serial recall in dementia of the Alzheimer type.
Page 613-623
Macé, Anne-Laure; Ergis, Anne-Marie; Caza, Nicole

Grief and joy: Emotion word comprehension in the dementias.
Page 624-630
Hsieh, Sharpley; Foxe, David; Leslie, Felicity; Savage, Sharon; Piguet, Olivier; Hodges, John R.

Naturalistic assessment of everyday functioning in individuals with mild cognitive impairment: The day-out task.
Page 631-641
Schmitter–Edgecombe, Maureen; McAlister, Courtney; Weakley, Alyssa

Cognitive deficits in the remitted state of unipolar depressive disorder.
Page 642-651
Hasselbalch, Bo Jacob; Knorr, Ulla; Hasselbalch, Steen Gregers; Gade, Anders; Kessing, Lars Vedel

Alzheimer's disease and semantic deficits: A feature-listing study.
Page 652-663
Perri, Roberta; Zannino, Giandaniele; Caltagirone, Carlo; Carlesimo, Giovanni A.

Depressive symptom severity is related to poorer cognitive performance in prodromal Huntington disease.
Page 664-669
Smith, Megan M.; Mills, James A.; Epping, Eric A.; Westervelt, Holly J.; Paulsen, Jane S.

Monday, August 27, 2012

For the psychometrically inclined...and psychologists who should be

Very good food for thought regarding the need for progress in applied psychological measurement.

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Research Byte: Cognitive ability and non-cognitive "beyond IQ" variables combine to predict school learning

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Research byte: Phonemic awareness, working memory, RAN related but separate reading related constructs

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Contributions of domain-general cognitive resources and different forms of arithmetic development to

The purpose of this study was to investigate the contributions of domain-general cognitive resources and different forms of arithmetic development to individual differences in pre-algebraic knowledge. Children (n = 279, mean age = 7.59 years) were assessed on 7 domain-general cognitive resources as well as arithmetic calculations and word problems at start of 2nd grade and on calculations, word problems, and pre-algebraic knowledge at end of 3rd grade. Multilevel path analysis, controlling for instructional effects associated with the sequence of classrooms in which students were nested across Grades 2–3, indicated arithmetic calculations and word problems are foundational to pre-algebraic knowledge. Also, results revealed direct contributions of nonverbal reasoning and oral language to pre-algebraic knowledge, beyond indirect effects that are mediated via arithmetic calculations and word problems. By contrast, attentive behavior, phonological processing, and processing speed contributed to pre-algebraic knowledge only indirectly via arithmetic calculations and word problems. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Exergaming immediately enhances children's executive function.

The current study examined an important aspect of experience—physical activity—that may contribute to children's executive function. The design attempted to tease apart 2 important aspects of children's exercise by examining the separate and combined effects of acute physical activity and cognitive engagement on an aspect of children's executive functioning. In a 2 × 2 within-subject experimental design, children ( N = 33, 6 to 10 years old) completed activities that varied systematically in both physical activity (physically active video games versus sedentary video activities) and cognitive engagement (challenging and interactive video games versus repetitive video activities). Cognitive functioning, including executive function, was assessed after each activity by a modified flanker task (Rueda et al., 2004). Whereas cognitive engagement had no effect on any aspect of task performance, physical activity (i.e., exergaming) enhanced children's speed to resolve interference from conflicting visuospatial stimuli. Age comparisons indicated improvements with age in the accuracy of resolving interference and in overall response time. The results extend past research by showing more precisely how physical activity influences executive function and how this effect differs from the improvements that occur with development. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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Friday, August 24, 2012

IQ Score Interpretations in Atkins MR/ID Death Penalty Cases: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

I just uploaded the following PPT presentation to my SlideShare account---IQ Score Interpretation in Atkins MR/ID Death Penalty Cases: The Good, Bad and the Ugly. It was presented this month (Sept, 2012) at the Habeas Assistance Training Seminar. Click here to view.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

I Think...Therefore IM: Keynote at IM conference in October

"I think...therefore IM"

Yes..this is me. Conflict of interest disclosure--I am external consultant to IM and serve in the role as the Director of Research and Science.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Brain network research and the P-FIT model of intelligence: The Time Doc's working notebooks

I have been slammed with work this summer an have been unable to blog about exciting research I have been reading in the area of brain networks. I did start a series on the P-FIT model of intelligence, but have yet to get back to it as planned. I will...but it will take some time before I can push more projects off my desk.

I have been dutifully compiling working notebooks on two of the most exciting topics and have decided to make them available to readers now. They include abstracts, images, and select text from various sources. I seem to find new research in these two areas almost just maintaining these working notebooks is all I have been able to keep up with. I hope readers find them interesting.

Links to the two notebooks are below...and they will also be available at Reports and Publications section (Neurotechnology subsection) of the MindHub

The first is the "Your brain is a network: The Human Connectome and brain network research notebook". It is suggested you view these notes first as the second fits within this context. [Click on images to enlarge]

The second is "Parietal-Frontal Intelligence: The P-FIT research notebook"

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