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Alex Beaujean

Alexander Beaujean, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Director, Baylor Psychometric Laboratory

Campus Contact Information:
Baylor University
School of Education
Marrs McLean Science Building 312
Department of Educational Psychology
One Bear Place #97301
Waco, TX 76798-7301
Campus Phone: (254) 710-1548
Fax: (254) 710-3265
website: Baylor Psychometric Lab
Curriculum Vitae

Post-Doctoral Clinical Work, Baylor University Psychology Clinic (Waco, TX).
Pre-Doctoral Internship. (2006). Applewood Centers, Inc./Case Western Reserve University (APA-Accredited). (Cleveland, OH).
Ph.D. (2006). School Psychology (APA-Accredited). University of Missouri
Ph.D. (2005). Educational Psychology (Statistics & Measurement). University of Missouri
M.A. (2004). Educational Psychology (Statistics & Measurement). University of Missouri
Graduate Minor (2004). Statistics
M.A. (2003). School Psychology. University of Missouri-Columbia
B.A. (1999). Psychology & History (high honors). Secondary Education specialization. Cedarville University

Professional Licensure and Certification:
2007-present, Licensed Psychologist (Texas)
2006-2008, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (Texas)
1999-2003, Provisional Teaching License, grades: 7-12 (Ohio). Area: History



Beaujean, A. A. (2014). Latent variable modeling using R: A step by step guide. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor and Francis. Latent Variable Modeling on the Web

Articles/Chapters (Since 2013)

Beaujean, A. A., Parkin, J., & Parker, S. (in press). Comparing Cattell-Horn-Carroll models for predicting language achievement: Differences between bi-factor and higher-order factor models. Psychological Assessment.

Beaujean, A. A., & Sheng, Y. (in press). Assessing the Flynn effect in the Wechsler scales. Journal of Individual Differences.

Gallucci, A., Martin, R., Beaujean, A. A., & Usdan, S. (in press). An examination of the misuse of prescription stimulants among college students using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Psychology, Health, & Medicine.

Patton, S., Beaujean, A. A., & Benedict, H. (in press). Parental bonds, attachment anxiety, media internalization, and body dissatisfaction: A mediation model. Developmental Psychology.

Umstattd-Meyer, M. R., Janke, M. C., & Beaujean, A. A. (in press). Predictors of older adults’ personal and community mobility: Using a comprehensive theoretical mobility framework. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt054

Sanguras, L., Beaujean, A. A., & Hull, D. M. (2014). Cross-cultural measurement of extraversion. In A. D. Haddock & A. P. Rutkowski (Eds.), Psychology of extraversion (pp. 27-53). New York, NY: NOVA.

Varni, J. W., Beaujean, A. A., & Limbers, C. A. (2013). Factorial invariance of pediatric patient self-reported fatigue across age and gender: A multigroup confirmatory factor analysis approach utilizing the PedsQL\texttrademark Multidimensional Fatigue Scale. Quality of Life Research, 22, 2581-2594. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0370-4

Watkins, M. W., & Beaujean, A. A. (2014). Bifactor structure of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition. School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 53-63. doi: 10.1037/spq0000038

Beaujean, A. A. (2013). Factor analysis using R. Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation, 18(4), 1-11. Retrieved from

Beaujean, A. A., & Parkin, J. (2013). Using R for the analysis of cognitive abilities and behavior genetic data. In J. Kush (Ed.), Intelligence quotient: Testing, role of genetics and the environment and social outcomes (p. 129-168). New York, NY: Nova Science.

Beaujean, A. A., Limbers, C. A., & Varni, J. W. (2013). Commentary on Strengthening the Assessment of Factorial Invariance Across Population Subgroups: A Commentary on Varni et al. (2013). Quality of Life Research, 22, 2603-2606. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0501-y

Beaujean, A. A., Parker, S., & Qiu, X. (2013). The relationship between cognitive ability and depres- sion: A longitudinal data analysis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48, 1983-1992. doi: 10.1007/s00127-013-0668-0

Shiu, W., Beaujean, A. A., Must, O., te Nijenhuis, J., & Must, A. (2013). An item-level examination of the Flynn effect in Estonia. Intelligence, 41, 770-779. doi: 10.1016/j.intell.2013.05.007

Moreillon, J. J., Bowden, R. G., Deike, E., Griggs, J. O., Wilson, R. L., Shelmadine, B. D., . . . Beaujean, A. A. (2013). The use of an anti-inflammatory supplement in patients with chronic kidney disease. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 10, 1-10. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2012-0011

Sussman, J., Beaujean, A. A., Worrell, F. C., & Watson, S. (2013). An analysis of Cross Racial Identity Scale (CRIS) scores using classical test theory and item response models. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 46, 136-153. doi: 10.1177/0748175612468594

Research Interests:
Structure and Measurement of Human Cognitive Abilities
Cognitive Epidemiology
History of Psychology (with special interest in the London School of Differential Psychology)

Courses Taught:
Applied Multiple Regression/Correlational Analysis in Education (Graduate)
Assessment of Intelligence and Academics II Psychoeducational Evaluation (Graduate)
Assessment of Intelligence and Academics I: Cognitive Evaluation (Graduate)
Experimental Design 1: ANOVA Models (Graduate)
Individual Differences (Graduate)
Item Response Theory (Graduate)
Latent Variable Models in Education (Graduate)
Measurement & Evaluation (Graduate)
Psychometric Theory & Test Construction (Graduate)
Statistical Methods (Graduate)

2008, Non-tenured (Tenure-track) Research Award (nominee), Baylor University
2007, Excellence in Research Award, MENSA Education & Research Foundation
2006, 2nd place, Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Psychological Association, Division 16.
2005, 2nd place, student poster competition, Missouri Psychological Association.
2004, Superior Graduate Student Award, Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology Department, University of Missouri-Columbia.
2004, Distinguished Masters Thesis of the Year (nominee), University of Missouri-Columbia.
2003, Inductee, Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society)
2003, 1st place, student poster competition, Missouri Psychological Association

Journal Reviewer:
Child Development
Educational and Psychological Measurement
Educational Researcher
Journal of School Psychology
Mental Health, Religion & Culture
Organizational Research Methods
Personality and Individual Differences
School Psychology Quarterly

Conference Reviewer:
American Psychological Association (Divisions 5 & 16) (2006- )
American Education Research Association (Division D) (2006- )
International Society for Intelligence Research (2008- )

Learned Societies:
American Psychological Association, Division 16 (School Psychology)
American Psychological Association, Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics)
Association for Psychological Science
Galton Institute
International Society for Intelligence Research
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences
Psychometric Society
Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society