Welcome to the Quantitative Psychology Graduate Program housed within the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Our group consists of seven core faculty, four affiliated faculty, and fourteen graduate students. We also maintain many active collaborative relationships with faculty and students drawn from other academic units across campus, including Sociology, Education, Public Health, Statistics and Operations Research, and Biostatistics.
Our guiding mission is to make novel and unique contributions to the science of psychology through the development, evaluation, and application of advanced quantitative methodologies. We primarily focus on methods for measuring and modeling individual behavior, particularly when assessed repeatedly over time. We also strive to meaningfully embed our quantitative and methodological work within the broad realm of the psychological sciences.
Please explore the resources we provide here for more details about our research, teaching, and service missions, and contact us if you have any additional questions.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Quantitative Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill supports the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout our community. We unequivocally denounce racism and other forms of hateful and discriminatory behavior with regard to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and age, among others. We are strongly committed to promoting diversity in our program as we consider an ideal scientific community to be one that includes a diverse representation of individuals at all academic levels. We are especially committed to training early career scientists of diverse backgrounds, and we encourage students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences to apply, including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, first generation college students, and those of low socioeconomic status. Our views reflect University policy as reflected the UNC Non-Discrimination Policy and the policy of Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Please also see the Code of Conduct [PDF] for members of our Program, approved by the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at UNC.