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Dr. D. (Dylan) Molenaar

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Psychological Methods
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: 0.34
Postal address
  • Postbus 15906
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    About...


    Dylan Molenaar is an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is the recipient of the 2013 best dissertation award and the 2019 early career award by the Psychometric Society. In addition, he received the personal and prestigious 2007 talent grant and the 2015 Veni grant by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO). He is a member of the editorial board of the journal “Intelligence”, the “Psychological and Educational Measurement” section of the open access journal “Pysch”, and the proceedings of the Psychometric Society. He has published on various topics related to psychometrics, including: measurement invariance, factor analysis, item response theory, and latent class modeling. This research has resulted in over 40 international peer reviewed journal articles in psychometrics and statistics journals like ‘Psychometrika’, ‘Structural Equation Modeling’, ‘Multivariate Behavior Research’, and ‘British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology’

    Education

    • 2012: PhD Psychology ( cum laude ), University of Amsterdam
    • 2007: MSc Psychology ( cum laude ), University of Amsterdam

     

    Selected Publications

    For a full list, please see my website (link below)

    • Molenaar, D., Rósza, S., & Bolsinova, M. (2019). A Heteroscedastic Hidden Markov Mixture Model for Responses and Categorized Response Times. Behavior Research Methods51, 676-696
    • Molenaar, D., Oberski, D., Vermunt, J.K., De Boeck, P. (2016). Hidden Markov IRT Models for Responses and Response Times. Multivariate Behavioral Research51, 606-626.
    • Molenaar, D. (2015). Heteroscedastic Latent Trait Models for Dichotomous Data. Psychometrika, 80, 625-644.
    • Molenaar, D., Tuerlinckx, F., & van der Maas, H.L.J. (2015). A Bivariate Generalized Linear Item Response Theory Modeling Framework to the Analysis of Responses and Response Times. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50, 56-74.
    • Molenaar, D., Dolan, C.V., Wicherts, J.M., & van der Maas, H.L.J. (2010). Modeling Differentiation of Cognitive Abilities within the Higher-Order Factor Model using Moderated Factor Analysis. Intelligence, 38, 611-624.

    Website

    For papers and computer code, please see my website

    www.dylanmolenaar.nl

    Courses

    • Research Methods and Statistics (first year undergraduate level)
    • Psychological Testing (second year undergraduate level)
    • Latent Variable Models (third year undergraduate level)
  • Publications

    2021

    2020

    2019

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    • Molenaar, D., & Borsboom, D. (2013). The formalization of fairness: issues in testing for measurement invariance using subtest scores. Educational Research and Evaluation, 19(2-3), 223-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2013.767628 [details]
    • Molenaar, D., van der Sluis, S., Boomsma, D. I., Haworth, C. M. A., Hewitt, J. K., Martin, N. G., ... Dolan, C. V. (2013). Genotype by environment interactions in cognitive ability: a survey of 14 studies from four countries covering four age groups. Behavior genetics, 43(3), 208-219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-012-9581-7 [details]

    2012

    • Molenaar, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2012). Substantively motivated extensions of the traditional latent trait model. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 67(3), 48-57. [details]
    • Molenaar, D., Dolan, C. V., & de Boeck, P. (2012). The heteroscedastic graded response model with a skewed latent trait: testing statistical and substantive hypotheses related to skewed item category functions. Psychometrika, 77(3), 455-478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11336-012-9273-5 [details]
    • Molenaar, D., van der Sluis, S., Boomsma, D. I., & Dolan, C. V. (2012). Detecting specific genotype by environment interaction using marginal maximum likelihood estimation in the classical twin design. Behavior genetics, 42(3), 483-499. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-011-9522-x [details]

    2011

    • Molenaar, D., Dolan, C. V., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2011). Modeling ability differentiation in the second-order factor model. Structural Equation Modeling, 18(4), 578-594. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705511.2011.607095 [details]
    • Wicherts, J. M., Bakker, M., & Molenaar, D. (2011). Willingness to share research data is related to the strength of the evidence and the quality of reporting of statistical results. PLoS ONE, 6(11), [e26828]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026828 [details]
    • van der Maas, H. L. J., Molenaar, D., Maris, G., Kievit, R. A., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Cognitive psychology meets psychometric theory: on the relation between process models for decision making and latent variable models for individual differences. Psychological Review, 118(2), 339-356. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0022749 [details]

    2010

    2009

    2018

    • Molenaar, D., & Dolan, C. V. (2018). Nonnormality in Latent Trait Modeling. In P. Irwing, T. Booth, & D. J. Hughes (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Psychometric Testing: A Multidisciplinary Reference on Survey, Scale and Test Development (Vol. 1, pp. 347-373). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118489772.ch13 [details]
    • Wiberg, M., Culpepper, S., Janssen, R., González, J., & Molenaar, D. (Eds.) (2018). Quantitative Psychology: The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Zurich, Switzerland, 2017. (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics; Vol. 233). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77249-3 [details]

    2020

    Award

    • Molenaar, D. (2019). Early career award.
    • Molenaar, D. (2015). VENI grant: Psychologische meetprocedures voor responsen en responsetijden..
    • Molenaar, D. (2013). Dissertation Award.
    • Molenaar, D. (2007). John B. Caroll price for best research methodology.
    • Molenaar, D. (2007). NWO Talent Grant: Statistical Modeling of Cognitive Ability Differentiation.
    • Wicherts, J. M., Borsboom, D. & Molenaar, D. (2007). IOPS best paper award.

    Membership

    • Molenaar, D. (2010). Organisation of the symposium Population Heterogeneity in SEM and IRT for the 75th annual meeting of the Psychometrics Society, Athens, USA, July, Psychometrics Society, Athens, USA.

    Journal editor

    • Molenaar, D. (member of editorial board) (2020-2030). Psych (Journal).
    • Molenaar, D. (reviewer) (2016-2019). Frontiers in Psychology (Journal).
    • Molenaar, D. (editor) (2015). Intelligence (Journal).
    • Molenaar, D. (member of editorial board) (2015-2030). Intelligence (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Molenaar, D. (speaker) (25-7-2017). Workshop: Psychometric Modeling of Responses and Response Time Data, Deutschen Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF).
    • Molenaar, D. (invited speaker) (26-1-2016). Analysis of Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Children Highlights the Role of Genotype x Environment Interaction., VU University.
    • Molenaar, D. (invited speaker), Oberski, D. (invited speaker), Vermunt, J. (invited speaker) & de Boeck, P. (invited speaker) (6-10-2015). A Latent Markov IRT Modeling Approach to the Analysis of Responses and Response Times., The 6th RCEC workshop on IRT., Enschede.
    • Molenaar, D. (invited speaker), Oberski, D. (invited speaker), Vermunt, J. (invited speaker) & de Boeck, P. (invited speaker) (14-7-2015). Response mixture modeling of responses and response times., The 80th annual meeting of the Psychometrics Society., Beijing.
    • Molenaar, D. (invited speaker) & Rhemtulla, M. (invited speaker) (13-3-2015). A procedure to test for gene-by-latent environment interactions with multiple indicators., International Convention of Psychological Science., Amsterdam.
    • Molenaar, D. (invited speaker) (17-11-2014). Modeling within-subjects differences in responses and response times.
    • Molenaar, D. (invited speaker) (27-1-2014). The Heteroscedastic Latent Trait Model: Motivation, Development, and Applications., The Ohio State University.
    • Molenaar, D. (invited speaker) (13-1-2014). The Heteroscedastic Latent Trait Model: Motivation, Development, and Applications., University of Notre Dame.
    • Molenaar, D. (keynote speaker) (25-7-2013). Testing distributional assumptions in psychometric measurement model with substantive applications in psychology, International Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Arnhem.
    • Molenaar, D. (keynote speaker) (18-12-2012). Bring more Psychology into Psychometrics: Psychometric process models for the measurement of psychological attributes., Meeting of the Interuniversity Graduate School of Psychometrics and Sociometrics, Enschede.

    Others

    • Molenaar, D. (participant) (3-2017 - 4-2017). Workshop: A basic introductio to Mplus (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Molenaar, D. (organiser) (2016). The VII European Congress of Methodology, Palma de Mallorca. Organization of the symposium Methodological advances in the
      psychometric analysis of responses and response times.
      (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Molenaar, D. (organiser) (14-7-2015). The 80th annual meeting of the Psychometrics Society, Beijing. Symposium Modeling responses and response times to psychological tests (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Molenaar, D. (organiser) (2013). the 78th annual meeting of the Psychometrics Society, Arnhem, The Netherlands, July.. Organization of the symposium Psychometric modeling of responses and response times (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Molenaar, D. (organiser) (2011). the 76th annual meeting of the Psychometrics Society, Hong Kong, China. Organization of the symposium Heterogeneity in Latent Variable Models (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2018

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