Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Psychology

Peter is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.  According to one of his professors, he possesses “an extraordinary talent in and passion for statistics and psychometrics”, a field of study concerned with the theory and technique of measurement. He served both as a teaching assistant for the department’s behavioral statistics course and as a research assistant for three years in Dr. Robert Askew’s Psychometric Research Lab. Over the past few years, Peter became professionally certified in data science using the statistical program “R”, and with that experience, he helped develop and pilot test the use of “R” in the behavioral statistics course.

He is grateful to the department for its assistance and support of this endeavor. His interests and skills extend beyond the field of psychology, as evidenced by minors in both Sustainable Food Systems and Mathematics as well as his role as a lead tutor for the Writing Center for the past several years. Peter’s quantitatively-oriented senior research project explored novel, more powerful methods to compare the test-retest reliability of different scales to each other by allowing for the direct comparison of intraclass correlation coefficients.

In fall 2022, Peter will begin the Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Quantitative Methods at the City University of New York.