Warne, Russell T.
Associate Professor of Psychology
CB 207B
(801) 863-5380
(801) 863-7089
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Last Updated: 10/22/17 -

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 seventh 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 a textbook that I'm writing for Cambridge University Press entitled Statistics for the Social Sciences: A General Linear Model Approach, which will be published 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 pre-order the book from Amazon.com or Cambridge University Press.

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Articles Published:

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Warne, R. T., Astle, M. C., & Hill, J. C. (in press). What do undergraduates learn about human intelligence? An analysis of introductory psychology textbooks. Archives of Scientific Psychology.

*Bodily, R., Larsen, R., & Warne, R. T. (in press). Piecewise propensity score analysis: A new method for conducting propensity score matching with polytomous ordinal independent variables. Archives of Scientific Psychology.

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 therpay 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

*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). 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.

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