A Stellar Spring for Professor R. Michael Furr

by on April 27, 2018

 

Professor  Furr was on research leave this spring, but he has been VERY busy, indeed!

 

 

The semester began with the release of the 3rd edition of his book:  PSYCHOMETRICS. In this text, he takes a “meaning approach” to concepts,  rather than a  “how to” handbook. He describes his goal as introducing psychometric principles at a deeper and more focused level

than in many texts, and his approach more intuitive than traditionally found in technical publications.

 

Following on the heels of the release of his book, Anna Hartley (former postdoc with the Beacon Project, now a Senior Research Manager with Amazon) and Professor Furr received the Society of Personality Assessment’s Walter F Klopfer award for distinguished contributions to the literature in personality assessment.
The paper was recognized for the best empirical paper published in the Journal of Personality Assessment in 2017. The award was presented  at the recent (March 2018) conference of the Society for Personality Assessment.

 

 

Not long thereafter, Dr.  Furr was selected as the very first recipient of the newly established Annual Psychology Alumni Award at UC Riverside.
 
Dr. Furr received his doctorate from University of California, Riverside in 2000. He will travel back there to address their department and be

Professor  Furr was on research leave this spring, but he has been VERY busy, indeed!

 

 

The semester began with the release of the 3rd edition of his book:  PSYCHOMETRICS. In this text, he takes a “meaning approach” to concepts,  rather than a  “how to” handbook. He describes his goal as introducing psychometric principles at a deeper and more focused level than in many texts, and his approach more intuitive than traditionally found in technical publications.

 

Following on the heels of the release of his book, Anna Hartley (former postdoc with the Beacon Project, now a Senior Research Manager with Amazon) and Professor Furr received the Society of Personality Assessment’s Walter F Klopfer award for distinguished contributions to the literature in personality assessment.
The paper was recognized for the best empirical paper published in the Journal of Personality Assessment in 2017. The award was presented  at the recent (March 2018) conference of the Society for Personality Assessment.

 

 

Not long thereafter, Dr.  Furr was selected as the very first recipient of the newly established Annual Psychology Alumni Award at UC Riverside.
 
Dr. Furr received his doctorate from University of California, Riverside in 2000. He will travel back there to address their department and receive this award in September.

 

Dr. Furr was also a part of the Beacon Project’s Special Colloquium series on the community impact of Moral Beacons (See upcoming article on this site and http://www.moralbeacons.org/wfu-reading-groups/community/ )

 

Congratulations Dr. Furr!

 

 

honored withthis award in September.

 

Dr. Furr was also a part of the Beacon Project’s Special Colloquium series on the community impact of Moral Beacons (See upcoming article on this site and http://www.moralbeacons.org/wfu-reading-groups/community/ )

 

Congratulations Dr. Furr!

 

 

 

 

 

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