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Alex Beaujean

Alexander Beaujean, Ph.D., ABAP

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Director, Baylor Psychometric Laboratory
Director, School Psychology Program

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:
2015-present, Diplomate, American Board of Assessment Pschology
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. (2013). Factor analysis using R. Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation, 18(4), 1-11. Retrieved from

Beaujean, A. A. (in press). Sample size determination for regression models using Monte Carlo methods in R. Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation, 19(12). Retrieved from

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., & McGlaughlin, S. M. (accepted). Invariance in the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales for Black and White referred students. Psychological Assessment.

Beaujean, A. A., & McGlaughlin, S. M. (in press). Comparing test scores using information from external validity studies. Applied Neuropsychology: Child.

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

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., Parkin, J., & Parker, S. (2014). Comparing Cattell-Horn-Carroll models for predicting language achievement: Differences between bi-factor and higher-order factor models. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0036745

Beaujean, A. A., & Sheng, Y. (2014). Assessing the Flynn effect in the Wechsler scales. Journal of Individual Differences, 35, 63-78. doi: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000128

Benson, N., Beaujean, A. A., & Taub, G. E. (accepted). Using score equating and measurement invariance to examine the Flynn effect in the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. Multivariate Behavioral Research.

Gallucci, A., Martin, R., Beaujean, A. A., & Usdan, S. (2014). An examination of the misuse of prescription stimulants among college students using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Psychology, Health, & Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2014.913800

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

Patterson, M. S., Umstattd Meyer, M. R., Beaujean, A. A., & Bowden, R. G. (2014). Using the social cognitive theory to understand physical activity among dialysis patients. Rehabilitation Psychology, 59, 278-288. doi: 10.1037/a0037002

Patton, S., Beaujean, A. A., & Benedict, H. (2014). Parental bonds, attachment anxiety, media internalization, and body dissatisfaction: A mediation model. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2124-2133. doi: 10.1037/a0037111

Powell, M., Hull, D. M., & Beaujean, A. A. (in press). Propensity score matching for education data: Worked examples. The Journal of Experimental Education.

Richerson, L. P., Watkins, M. W., & Beaujean, A. A. (in press). Longitudinal Invariance of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition in a referral sample. Journal of Psycheducational Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0734282914538802

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.

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

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

Umstattd-Meyer, M. R., Janke, M. C., & Beaujean, A. A. (2014). Predictors of older adults’ personal and community mobility: Using a comprehensive theoretical mobility framework. The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt054

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

Dombrowski, S. C., Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., & Beaujean, A. A. (2015). Exploratory bifactor analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition with the 16 primary and secondary subtests. Intelligence, 53, 194-201.

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)

2013, Baylor Fellow
2011, Outstanding Research Poster Award, American Academy of Health Behavior
2010, First Place, Research Poster Competition, Society for Applied Multivariate Research
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

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