Tyler Moore, Ph.D. Psychometrician

Dr. Moore studies quantitative methodologies used by the biological and social sciences. He specializes in psychological measurement, especially Item Response Theory, factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. Much of his work involves psychometric analyses of the cognitive and clinical tests used by the Brain Behavior Laboratory, as well as statistical modeling support for the Lifespan Brain Institute and the Penn Psychiatry Department.




Other Titles: 
Research Associate – University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine
IT Academic Lead, Brain Behavior Laboratory – University of Pennsylvania


B.A. – Pomona College – 2004 – Economics
M.Sc – Exeter University – 2005 – Social and Organizational Psychology
M.A. – University of California – Quantitative Psychology
Ph.D. – University of California – 2012 – Quantitative Psychology

Selected Publications

  1. Moore, T. M., Reise, S. P., Depaoli, S., & Haviland, M. G. (2015). Iteration of partially-specified target matrices: Applications in exploratory and Bayesian confirmatory factor analysis. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50(2), 149-161.

  2. Moore, T. M., Reise, S. P., Roalf, D. R., Port, A. M., Jackson, C. T., Ruparel, K., Savitt, A. P., Baron, R. B., Gur, R. E., & Gur, R. C. (2016). Development of an itemwise efficiency scoring method: Concurrent, convergent, discriminant, and neuroimaging-based predictive validity assessed in a large community sample. Psychological Assessment, 28(12), 1529-1542.

  3. Moore, T. M., Reise, S. P., Gur, R. E., Hakonarson, H., & Gur, R.C. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Penn Computerized Neurocognitive Battery. Neuropsychology, 29(2), 235-246.

  4. Moore, T. M., Scott, J. C., Reise, S. P., Port, A. M., Jackson, C. T., Ruparel, K., Savitt, A. P., Gur, R. E., & Gur, R. C. (2015). Development of an abbreviated form of the Penn Line Orientation Test using large samples and computerized adaptive test simulation. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication.

  5. Moore, T. M., Martin, I. K., Gur, O. M., Jackson, C. T., Scott, J. C., Calkins, M. E., ... & Gur, R. E. (2015). Characterizing social environment's association with neurocognition using census and crime data linked to the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort. Psychological Medicine, 1-12.

  6. Moore, T. M., Gur, R. C., Thomas, M. L., Brown, G. G., Nock, M. K., Savitt, A. P., … & Stein, M. B. (2016). Development, administration, and structural validity or a brief, computerized neurocognitive battery: Results from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers. Assessment. [Early Online.]

  7. Moore, T. M., Calkins, M. E., Reise, S. P., Port, A. M., Jackson, C. T., Ruparel, K., & Gur, R. E. (under review). Development and Public Release of a Computerized Adaptive (CAT) Version of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire.

  8. Reise, S. P., Moore, T. M., & Haviland, M. G. (2010). Bifactor models and rotations: Exploring the extent to which multidimensional data yield univocal scale scores. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92(6), 544-559.

  9. Reise, S. P., & Moore, T. M. (2012). An introduction to item response theory models and their application in the assessment of noncognitive traits. In Cooper H. (Ed.-in-Chief), Camic, P., Long, D., Panter, A. T., Rindskoppf, D., & Sher, K. (Assoc Eds.) APAHandbook of Research Methods in Psychology (three volumes). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  10. Reise, S. P., Moore, T. M., & Haviland, M. G. (2013). Applying unidimensional Item Response Theory models to psychological data. In K. F. Geisinger (Ed.), APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Assoc.

  11. Reise, S. P., Moore, T. M., & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2011). Using targeted rotations to assess the impact of model violations on the parameters of unidimensional and bifactor IRT models. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71(4), 684-711.