The workshop starts with a conceptual introduction on why items in psychological data tend to co-occur, and what this implies about the constructs such as mental disorders, cognitive abilities, personality, and attitudes. This is followed by an introduction to social and psychological network models; an overview of the network literature in psychopathology (the field where network psychometric models have been used most over the last years); and a summary of important topics (centrality, comorbidity, early warning signals).
Stephen Hawking, the prodigious British theoretical cosmologist who became an international celebrity, died at his home in Cambridge, U.K., early today, at the age of 76. Hawking, who spent his entire career at the University of Cambridge, suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative nerve disease with which he was diagnosed in his 20s. The disease confined Hawking to a wheelchair for most of his adult life and eventually rendered him capable of speaking only through a ...Continue reading →
Dr. Jan-Willem Romeijn, Ph.D. visited Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics in late August 2017 from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His broad area of study is the philosophy of science, specifically focusing on probability theory and the scientific method. Dr. Romeijn emphasizes the need for researchers to approach questions from a fundamental perspective. Thus, a key fundamental question for him is whether or not research methods are ...Continue reading →
Rao emphasizes university values at event marking the beginning of the academic year.
Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., marked the beginning of the academic year Wednesday by recognizing distinguished faculty. First, he delivered an unwavering message about the university’s values.
“As a research university we have to continue to be mindful of the fact that we are leading in a very challenging time,” Rao said at VCU’s Opening Faculty Address and Convocation. “In light of a lot ...Continue reading →
Virginia Commonwealth University will recognize distinguished faculty at its 35th annual Opening Faculty Address and Convocation on Wednesday.
VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and Gail Hackett, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, will preside over the ceremony, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. VCU will live stream the event online at http://go.vcu.edu/convocation.
Awards will be presented to faculty members who have distinguished themselves and the ...Continue reading →
The Advanced Genetic Epidemiology Statistical Workshop (AGES) is designed to provide an overview of advanced statistical methodology for genetic studies of substance use and abuse phenotypes. It covers analytical methods for genetic epidemiological and genomic/genotype-based studies, multivariate, longitudinal and causal modeling, statistical & optimization issues and related topics. The focus is on a hands-on approach, in which participants use their own computers to implement and experiment with statistical methods described during presentations by the faculty.
There will be ...Continue reading →
A 2016 Forbes Day Presentation by Jessica Bourdon on Exploring The Psychometrics Of The Retrospective Behavioral Inhibition Questionnaire.
Professor Emeritus Dr. Lindon Eaves, D.Sc. presents an insightful seminar at the Principles of Human Behavioral Genetics class on March 01, 2016 at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.
Professor Emeritus Dr. Lindon Eaves, D.Sc. presents an insightful seminar at the Principles of Human Behavioral Genetics class on February 29, 2016 at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.
A Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics site review presentation presented by Kenneth Kendler, M.D.