Warne, Russell T.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
CB 207B
(801) 863-5380
(801) 863-7089
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Last Updated: 4/29/16 -

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 fifth year teaching at UVU, and I love it. 


  • B.S. in psychology, Brigham Young University (2007)
  • Graduate certificate in education and social science advanced resarch 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. If you are interested in joining my research team or receiving guidance for your own project, let me know.

My latest teaching endeavor is a textbook that I'm writing for Cambridge University Press entitled Statistics for the Social Sciences: A General Linear Model Framework, which will be published in 2017 or 2018. 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.

Articles Published:

*Indicates student co-author

Warne, R. T., & *Brooks, M. M. (in press). Comparing the persuasiveness and professionalism of newspaper, blog, and social media sources of information in marketing and reviewing theatre. Arts and the Market.

*Slade, M. K., & Warne, R. T. (in press). A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therpay and play therapy for child victims of abuse. Journal of Young Investigators.

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 returning missionaries. Issues in Spirituality and Psychotherapy, 37, 33-46.

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. (Article available here.)

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. 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. (Article available here.)

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://criticalstages9.criticalstages.org/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

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

*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.

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). Dealing with data dependence 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.

Warne, R. T., & Juntune, J. (2009). Recent trends in gifted identification in Texas. Tempo, 29(4), 22-26.

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