Prof. Dr. Halpern

"All measurement is imperfect, but solid psychometric practices yield the fairest and least biased assessments."

“When we care about something, we measure it. Often the things we care the most about (for example the ability to think critically) are the most difficult to measure and validate, but the instruments we develop are also the most important assessments for the good of society—they help individuals make personal decisions, employers make the best hires, and educators know how to help individuals succeed. All measurement is imperfect, but solid psychometric practices yield the fairest and least biased assessments.”

Short biography:
Diane F. Halpern is a past-president of the American Psychological Association, the largest psychological association in the world with over 150,000 members and affiliates in 80 countries. Diane is also a past-president for the Western Psychological Association and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Diane has published hundreds of articles and many books including, Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (5th Ed.); Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (4th ed.), and Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family (co-authored with Fanny Cheung).
Diane has won many awards for her teaching and research, including the Outstanding Professor Award from the Western Psychological Association, the American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education given by the American Psychological Association, the California State University’s State-Wide Outstanding Professor Award.


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