Warne, Russell T.
Associate Professor of Psychology
CB 207B
(801) 863-5380
(801) 863-7089
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Last Updated: 4/22/19 -

I am a quantitative psychologist, which means I'm someone who's interested in designing and conducting psychological research and designing/critiquing psychological and educational tests. I'm in my eighth year teaching at UVU, and I love it.


  • B.S. in psychology, Brigham Young University (2007)
  • Graduate certificate in education and social science advanced research methods, Texas A&M University (2009)
  • Ph.D. in educational psychology (emphasis in research, measurement, and statistics), Texas A&M University (2011)

Teaching and Research Interests:

I see teaching and research as inextricably linked. I like to write research articles that teach readers about statistical methods and psychological testing. I also enjoy bringing real-life research examples into my classes and to have students work on research projects—mine or their own. I am most interested in conducting research on testing, statistical methods, advanced academics (e.g., gifted programs, honors courses, Advanced Placement) and human intelligence.

My latest teaching endeavor is my textbook, Statistics for the Social Sciences: A General Linear Model Approach, published by Cambridge University Press in December 2017. I'm excited to bring my pedagogy to a wider audience and to partner with the folks at Cambridge in making statistics more accessible for social science students. You can order the book from Amazon.com or Cambridge University Press.

I proudly serve as associate editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted and on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Psychology, Gifted Child Quarterly, and the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Other Pages:

Articles Published:

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*Burton, J. Z., & Warne, R. T. (in press). The neglected intelligence course: Needs and suggested solutions. Teaching of Psychology.

*Gibbons, A., & Warne, R. T. (2019). First publication of subtests in the Stanford-Binet 5, WAIS-IV, WISC-V, and WPPSI-IV. Intelligence, 9-18. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2019.02.005

Warne, R. T., Sonnert, G., & Sadler, P. M. (2019). The relationship between Advanced Placement mathematics courses and students' STEM career interest. Educational Researcher, 48, 101-111. doi:10.3102/0013189X19825811

Warne, R. T., & *Burningham, C. (2019). Spearman’s g found in 31 non-Western nations: Strong evidence that g is a universal phenomenon. Psychological Bulletin, 145, 237-272. doi:10.1037/bul0000184 Click here to read the article.

Warne, R. T., *Burton, J. Z., *Gibbons, A., & *Melendez, D. A. (2019). Stephen Jay Gould's analysis of the Army Beta test in The Mismeasure of Man: Distortions and misconceptions regarding a pioneering mental test. Journal of Intelligence, 7, 6. doi:10.3390/jintelligence7010006 Click here to read the article.

Warne, R. T. (2019). [Review of Cognitive capitalism: Human capital and the wellbeing of nations, by H. Rindermann]. Intelligence, 73, 63-64. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2019.02.001

Warne, R. T. (2019). An evaluation (and vidication?) of Lewis Terman: What the father of gifted education can teach the 21st century. Gifted Child Quarterly, 63, 3-21. doi:10.1177/0016986218799433

Warne, R. T. (2018). "I hope I get it": Impact of Tony Award nominations and wins on Broadway production longevity. Arts and the Market, 8, 30-46. doi:10.1108/AAM-06-2017-0013

Warne, R. T., *Astle, M. C., & Hill, J. C. (2018). What do undergraduates learn about human intelligence? An analysis of introductory psychology textbooks. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 6, 32-50. doi:10.1037/arc0000038 Click here to read the article. This article was one of the 10 most downloaded articles out of the 4,000+ articles that the American Psychological Association published in 2018. Click here to read that announcement.

*Bodily, R., Larsen, R., & Warne, R. T. (2018). Piecewise propensity score analysis: A new method for conducting propensity score matching with polytomous ordinal independent variables. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 6, 14-20. doi:10.1037/arc0000035 Click here to read the article.

Namie, J., & Warne, R. (2017). Representations of female athletes in sports nutrition advertising. The Sport Journal, 19. Retrieved from http://thesportjournal.org/article/representations-of-female-athletes-in-sports-nutrition-advertising/

Doty-Yells, K. J., *Packer, H., *Drake-Brooks, M. M., Warne, R. T., & John, C. R. (2017). The experiences of parents of early returned missionaries. Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy, 38, 40-51. Click here to read the article.

Warne, R. T. (2017). Possible economic benefits of full-grade acceleration. Journal of School Psychology, 65, 54-68. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2017.07.001 Click here to read the article.

Warne, R. T. (2017). Research on the academic benefits of the Advanced Placement program: Taking stock and looking forward. SAGE Open, 7(1). doi:10.1177/2158244016682996 Click here to read the article. Click here to watch a video about the article.

Warne, R. T., & *Liu, J. K. (2017). Income differences among grade skippers and non-grade skippers across genders in the Terman sample, 1936-1976. Learning and Instruction, 47, 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.10.004 Click here to read the article. Click here to watch a video about this article.

Warne, R. T., & *Brooks, M. M. (2016). Comparing the persuasiveness and professionalism of newspaper, blog, and social media sources of information in marketing and reviewing theatre. Arts and the Market, 6, 166-866. doi:10.1108/AAM-03-2015-0004 Click here to read a nontechnical summary of this article.

Warne, R. T. (2016). Testing Spearman's hypothesis with Advanced Placement examination data. Intelligence, 57, 87-95. doi:10.1016/j.intel.2016.05.002

*Slade, M. K., & Warne, R. T. (2016). A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy and play therapy for child victims of abuse. Journal of Young Investigators, 30(6), 36-43. Click here to read the article. This article was chosen as the best social sciences article in the journal for 2016.

Warne, R. T. (2016). A welcomed intrusion: A response to Card and Giuliano's evaluation of a gifted program. Journal of Advanced Academics, 27, 65-72. doi:10.1177/1932202X15627478

Warne, R. T., & *Price, C. J. (2016). A single case study of the impact of policy changes on gifted programs. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 39, 49-61. doi:10.1177/0162353215624159

Warne, R. T. (2016). Five reasons to put the g back into giftedness: An argument for applying the Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory of intelligence to gifted education research and practice. Gifted Child Quarterly, 60, 3-15. doi:10.1177/0016986215603560 Click here to watch a video about this article.

Warne, R. T., Doty, K. J., *Malbica, A. M., *Angeles, V. R., *Innes, S., *Hall, J., & *Masterson-Nixon, K. (2016). Above-level test item functioning across examinee age groups. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34, 54-72. doi:10.1080/00220671.2014.917253 

Doty, K. J., *Bullock, S. Z., *Packer, H., Warne, R. T., *Westwood, J., *Ash, T. G., & *Hirsche, H. (2015). Return with trauma: Understanding the experiences of early returned missionaries. Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy, 37, 33-46. Click here to read the article.

Smith, M., Warne, R. T. Barry, A., Rossheim, M., Boyd, M., & McKyer, E. L. (2015). A biopsychosocial examination of ATOD use among middle and high school students. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39, 799-808. doi:10.5993/AJHB.39.6.8

Warne, R. T., Larsen, R., *Anderson, B., & *Johnson, A. O. (2015). The impact of participation in the Advanced Placement program on students' college admissions test scores. The Journal of Educational Research, 108, 400-416. doi:10.1080/00220671.2014.917253 Click here to read the article. Click here to watch a video about this article. This article is one of the journal's top 5 most accessed articles of all time.

Warne, R. T., & *Anderson, B. (2015). The Advanced Placement program's impact on academic achievement. New Educational Foundations, (4), 32-54. Click here to read the article.

Peck, E. K., Warne, R. T., Blum, A., Hermesmeyer, P., Lopez, E., & Thomson, B. (2015). Promoting access to medical education for low-income students. The Advisor, 35(1), 33-36.

Rambo-Hernandez, K. E., & Warne, R. T. (2015). Measuring the outliers: An introduction to out-of-level testing. Teaching Exceptional Children, 47, 199-207. doi:10.1177/0040059915569359

Warne. R. T. (2015). Review of the Cognitive Abilities Test, Form 7. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33, 188-192. doi:10.1177/0734282914548324

*Waite, K., Cardon, T., & Warne, R. T. (2015). Survey of siblings: Perceptions of individuals with siblings with and without ASD. Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 24, 12-21.

Warne, R. T., *Nagaishi, C., *Slade, M. K., Hermesmeyer, P., & Peck, E. K. (2014). Comparing weighted and unweighted grade point averages (GPAs) in predicting college success in diverse and low-income college students. NASSP Bulletin, 98, 261-279. doi:10.1177/0192636514565171 Click here to watch a video about this article.

Warne, R. T. (2014). Two additional suggested reforms to encourage replication studies in educational research. Educational Researcher, 43, 465. doi:10.3102/0013189X14562294

Warne, R. T. (2014). A primer on multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) for behavioral scientists. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 19(17), 1-10. (Click here to read the article.)

Warne, R. T., Yoon, M., & *Price, C. J. (2014). Exploring the various interpretations of "test bias."  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 570-582. doi:10.1037/a0036503 Click here to watch a video about this article.

Warne, R. T., & Larsen, R. (2014). Evaluating a proposed modification of the Guttman rule for determining the number of factors in an exploratory factor analysis. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 56, 104-123. (Click here to read the article.)

Warne, R. T. (2014). Using above-level testing to track growth in academic achievement in gifted students. Gifted Child Quarterly, 58, 3-23. doi:10.1177/0016986213513793   This article was named the 2014 Paper of the Year in Gifted Child Quarterly by the National Association for Gifted Children.

Warne, R. T. (2014). Criticism 2.0: Benefits and challenges of theatre criticism web sites. Critical Stages, 9. Retrieved from http://www.critical-stages.org/9/criticism-2-0-benefits-and-challenges-of-theatre-criticism-web-sites/

Namie, J., & Warne, R. (2013).  "Just" desserts: An interpretive analysis of sports nutrition marketing. Leisure/Loisir, 20, 321-326. doi:10.1080/14927713.2014.906170

Warne, R. T., *Anderson, B., & *Johnson, A. O. (2013). The impact of race and ethnicity on the identification process for giftedness in Utah. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 36, 487-508. doi:10.1177/0162353213506065 Click here to watch a video about this article.

Warne, R. T., *Godwin, L. R., & *Smith, K. V. (2013). Are there more gifted people than would be expected in a normal distribution? An investigation of the overabundance hypothesis. Journal of Advanced Academics, 24, 224-241. doi: 10.1177/1932202X13507969 (corrigendum)

*Godwin, L. R., *Smith, K. V., & Warne, R. T. (2012). Does the normal curve accurately model the distribution of intelligence? 2012 Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 987-993. Retrieved from http://www.ncurproceedings.org/ojs/index.php/NCUR2012/article/view/159/164

*Nagaishi, C., *Slade, M. K., Warne, R. T., Wright, J. S., & Hermesmeyer, B. P. (2012). Are weighted or unweighted high school grade point averages better indicators of college success? 2012 Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 627-635. Retrieved from http://www.ncurproceedings.org/ojs/index.php/NCUR2012/article/view/160/106

Podawiltz, A., Richardson, J., Gleason, W., Fallon, K., Jones, D., Peck, E. K. . . . Smith, Q. W. (2012). What the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) can do for Texas physicians; what Texas physicians can do for JAMP. Texas Medicine, 108(8), 57-58. Click here to read the article.

Warne, R. T. (2012). Historic views and current understanding of above-level testing. Roeper Review, 34, 183-193. doi:10.1080/02783193.2012.686245

Warne, R. T., *Lazo, M., *Ramos, T., & *Ritter, N. (2012). Statistical methods used in gifted education journals, 2006-2010. Gifted Child Quarterly, 56, 134-139. doi:10.1177/0016986212444122

Warne, R. T., Li, Y., McKyer, E. L. J., Condie, R., Diep, C. S., & Murano, P. S. (2012). Managing clustered data using hierarchical linear modeling. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44, 271-277. doi: 10.1016/j.neb.2011.06.013

Warne, R. T., McKyer, E. L. J., & Smith, M. L. (2012). An introduction to item response theory for health behavior researchers. American Journal of Health Behavior, 36, 31-43. doi:10.5593/AJHB.36.1.4

Warne, R. T. (2011). A reliability generalization of the Overexcitability Questionnaire-Two (OEQII). Journal of Advanced Academics, 22, 671-692. doi:10.1177/1932202X11424881

Warne, R. T. (2011). Beyond multiple regression: Using commonality analysis to better understand R2 results. Gifted Child Quarterly, 55, 313-318. doi: 10.1177/0016986211422217

Warne, R. T. (2011). An investigation of measurement invariance across genders on the Overexcitability Questionnaire-Two (OEQII). Journal of Advanced Academics, 22, 578-593.  doi:10.1177/1932202X11414821

Larsen, R., & Warne, R. T. (2010). Estimating confidence intervals for eigenvalues in exploratory factor analysis. Behavior Research Methods, 42, 871-876. doi:10.3758/BRM.42.3.871

Warne, R. T. (2009). Comparing tests used to identify ethnically diverse gifted children: A critical response to Lewis, DeCamp-Fritson, Ramage, McFarland, & Archwamety. Multicultural Education, 17(1), 48-53. Click here to download this article.

Warne, R. T., & Juntune, J. (2009). Recent trends in gifted identification in Texas. Tempo, 29(4), 22-26. Click here to download this article.

Yanchar, S. C., Slife, B. D., & Warne, R. (2009). Advancing disciplinary practice through critical thinking: A rejoinder to Bensley. Review of General Psychology, 13, 278-280. doi:10.1037/a0017135

Yanchar, S. C., Slife, B. D., & Warne, R. (2008). Critical thinking as disciplinary practice. Review of General Psychology, 12, 265-281. doi:10.1037/1089-2680.12.3.265