DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
B.A., Pennsylvania State University;
M.S., San Francisco State University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1984
Phone: (419) 372-2246
Office: Room 331,Psychology Building
- Psychological measurement theory
- Statistical and mathematical methodology
- Longitudinal and lifespan modeling
As the primary methodologist in the psychology department, I work closely with the developmental faculty and students.
Currently, I am constructing mathematical/statistical models for psychological attributes which are measured longitudinally. In particular, I am interested in the development of human cognitive skills/abilities and intelligence throughout the life-span. Especially important in this endeavor are (1) the study of change; (2) the effects of interventions; (3) the stability of abilities; and (4) the correlates of change.
Additionally, I have research interests in multivariate statistical techniques, measurement, test theory, and research methodology.
Tisak, J., & Maynard, A. M., & Tisak, M. S. (in press). AIRA: Measurement of adolescents' judgments regarding intentions to respond to physical and verbal aggression. Aggressive Behavior.
Tisak, J., & Tisak, M. S. (2000). The permanency and ephemerality of psychological measures with application to organizational commitment. Psychological Methods, 5, 175-198.
Smith, C. S., Tisak, J., Hahn, S., & Schmieder, R. A. (1997). The measurement of job control. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 18, 225-237.
- PSYC 270. Quantitative Methods I
- PSYC 370. Quantitative Methods II
- PSYC 667. Statistical Theory I
- PSYC 668. Statistical Theory II
- PSYC 761. Psychological Measurement I
- PSYC 762. Psychological Measurement II
- PSYC 763. Multivariate Methods I: Mean Structures
- PSYC 764. Multivariate Methods II: Covariance Structures
- PSYC 765. Developmental Models I: Theory
- PSYC 766. Developmental Models II: Application