Dr. W. Joel Schneider completed a PhD in clinical psychology at Texas A&M University in 2003. His research interests explore the validity of psychological assessment, the discovery of statistical procedures to increase diagnostic accuracy, and the creation of software to facilitate better clinical decision-making.

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Research Interests

  • Assessment
  • Data Analysis
  • Intelligence

Courses Taught




EPSY 5529

Tests and Measurements


EPSY 8825

Advanced Data Analysis


EDUC 5325

Introduction to Statistics and Research


Selected Publications

  • Schneider, W.J. & Ji, F. (2023). Detecting Unusual Score Patterns in the Context of Relevant Predictors. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 9(1), pp. 1-17. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s40817-022-00137-x

  • McGrew, K.S., Schneider, W.J., Decker, S.L., & Bulut, O. (2023). A Psychometric Network Analysis of CHC Intelligence Measures: Implications for Research, Theory, and Interpretation of Broad CHC Scores "Beyond g." J Intell, 11(1). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/jintelligence11010019

  • Dowdy, A., Peltier, C., Tincani, M., Schneider, W.J., Hantula, D.A., & Travers, J.C. (2021). Meta-analyses and effect sizes in applied behavior analysis: A review and discussion. J Appl Behav Anal, 54(4), pp. 1317-1340. United States. doi: 10.1002/jaba.862

  • Tobin, R.M., Schneider, W.J., & Cohen, R.J. (2021). Psychological Testing and Assessment An Introduction to Tests and Measurement.

  • Floyd, R.G., Farmer, R.L., Schneider, W.J., & McGrew, K.S. (2021). Theories and measurement of intelligence. In APA handbook of intellectual and developmental disabilities: Foundations (Vol. 1) (pp. 385-424). doi: 10.1037/0000194-015

  • Dowdy, A., Tincani, M., & Schneider, W.J. (2020). Evaluation of publication bias in response interruption and redirection: A meta-analysis. J Appl Behav Anal, 53(4), pp. 2151-2171. United States. doi: 10.1002/jaba.724

  • Dombrowski, S.C., Beaujean, A.A., McGill, R.J., Benson, N.F., & Schneider, W.J. (2019). Using Exploratory Bifactor Analysis to Understand the Latent Structure of Multidimensional Psychological Measures: An Example Featuring the WISC-V. Structural Equation Modeling, 26(6), pp. 847-860. doi: 10.1080/10705511.2019.1622421

  • Schneider, W.J. & McGrew, K.S. (2019). Process Overlap Theory is a Milestone Achievement Among Intelligence Theories. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 8(3), pp. 273-276. doi: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2019.06.006

  • Schneider, W.J., Lichtenberger, E.O., Mather, N., & Kaufman, N.L. (2018). Essentials of Assessment Report Writing. John Wiley & Sons.

  • Schneider, W.J. & Roman, Z. (2018). Fine-Tuning Cross-Battery Assessment Procedures: After Follow-Up Testing, Use All Valid Scores, Cohesive or Not. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36(1), pp. 34-54. doi: 10.1177/0734282917722861

  • Schneider, W.J. & McGrew, K. (2018). The Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory of cognitive abilities. In D. Flanagan & E. McDonough (Eds.), Contemporary intellectual assessment: Theories, tests, and issues (pp. 73-163). New York: Guilford. Retrieved from

  • Schneider, W.J. & Kaufman, A.S. (2017). Let's Not Do Away with Comprehensive Cognitive Assessments Just Yet. Arch Clin Neuropsychol, 32(1), pp. 8-20. United States. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acw104

  • Magoon, M.A., Critchfield, T.S., Merrill, D., Newland, M.C., & Schneider, W.J. (2017). Are positive and negative reinforcement "different"? Insights from a free-operant differential outcomes effect. J Exp Anal Behav, 107(1), pp. 39-64. United States. doi: 10.1002/jeab.243

  • Schneider, W.J. & Kaufman, A.S. (2016). Commentary on current practices and future directions for the assessment of child and adolescent intelligence in schools around the world. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 4(4), pp. 283-288. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2016.1206383

  • Flanagan, D.P. & Schneider, W.J. (2016). Cross-Battery Assessment? XBA PSW? A case of mistaken identity: A commentary on Kranzler and colleagues' “Classification agreement analysis of Cross-Battery Assessment in the identification of specific learning disorders in children and youth”. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 4(3), pp. 137-145. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2016.1192852

  • Gadke, D.L., Tobin, R.M., & Schneider, W.J. (2016). Agreeableness, conflict resolution tactics, and school behavior in second graders. Journal of Individual Differences, 37(3), pp. 145-151. doi: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000199

  • Schneider, W.J., Mayer, J.D., & Newman, D.A. (2016). Integrating hot and cool intelligences: Thinking broadly about broad abilities. Journal of Intelligence, 4(1), pp. 1-25. doi: 10.3390/jintelligence4010001

  • Schneider, W.J. (2016). Strengths and Weaknesses of the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities: Best Practice from a Scientist-Practitioner Perspective. In WJ IV Clinical Use and Interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (pp. 191-210). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-802076-0.00007-4

  • Schneider, W.J. (2016). Why Are WJ IV Cluster Scores More Extreme Than the Average of
    Their Parts? A Gentle Explanation of the Composite Score Extremity Effect.
    , pp. 1-22. Itasca, IL: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  • Schneider, W.J. (2016). Chapter 7 Strengths and Weaknesses of the Woodcock–Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities Best Practice from a Scientist–Practitioner Perspective. In WJ IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (pp. 191-210). doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-802076-0.00007-4

  • Schneider, W.J. (2015). Case 1—Liam, age 9: Emotionally Intelligent Testing with the
    WISC-V and CHC Theory. In A.S. Kaufman, S.E. Raiford, & D.L. Coalson (Eds.), Intelligent Testing with the WISC-V (pp. 265-282). John Wiley & Sons.

  • Schneider, W.J. & Newman, D.A. (2015). Intelligence is multidimensional: Theoretical review and implications of specific cognitive abilities. Human Resource Management Review, 25(1), pp. 12-27. doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2014.09.004

  • Schneider, W.J. & Flanagan, D.P. (2015). The relationship between theories of intelligence and intelligence tests. In Handbook of Intelligence: Evolutionary Theory, Historical Perspective, and Current Concepts (pp. 317-340). doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1562-0_21

  • Pornprasertmanit, S. & Schneider, W.J. (2014). Accuracy in parameter estimation in cluster randomized designs. Psychol Methods, 19(3), pp. 356-379. United States. doi: 10.1037/a0037036

  • Tobin, R., Schneider, W.J., & Landau, S. (2014). Best Practices in the Assessment of Youth With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Within a Multitiered Services Framework. In P. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology: Data-based and collaborative decision making (pp. 391-404). NASP.

  • Abney, D.H., Wagman, J.B., & Schneider, W.J. (2014). Changing grasp position on a wielded object provides self-training for the perception of length. Atten Percept Psychophys, 76(1), pp. 247-254. United States. doi: 10.3758/s13414-013-0550-x

  • Herbstrith, J.C., Tobin, R.M., Hesson-McInnis, M.S., & Schneider, W.J. (2013). Preservice teacher attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents. Sch Psychol Q, 28(3), pp. 183-194. United States. doi: 10.1037/spq0000022

  • Kahn, J.H. & Schneider, W.J. (2013). It's the destination and it's the journey: using multilevel modeling to assess patterns of change in psychotherapy. J Clin Psychol, 69(6), pp. 543-570. United States. doi: 10.1002/jclp.21964

  • Schneider, W.J. (2013). Principles of assessment of aptitude and achievement. In L. McKee, D.J. Jones, R. Forehand, & J. Cuellar (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment (pp. 286-330). New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Schneider, W.J. (2013). What If We Took Our Models Seriously? Estimating Latent Scores in Individuals. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 31(2), pp. 186-201. doi: 10.1177/0734282913478046

  • Schneider, W.J. & McGrew, K.S. (2013). Individual differences in the ability to process information. In B. Irby, G. Brown, R. Lara-Aiecio, & S. Jackson (Eds.), The Handbook of Educational Theories (pp. 767-782). Information Age Pub Incorporated.

  • Decker, S.L., Schneider, W.J., & Hale, J.B. (2012). Estimating base rates of impairment in neuropsychological test batteries: a comparison of quantitative models. Arch Clin Neuropsychol, 27(1), pp. 69-84. United States. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acr088

  • Jones, G. & Schneider, W.J. (2010). IQ in the production function: Evidence from immigrant earnings. Economic Inquiry, 48(3), pp. 743-755. doi: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2008.00206.x

  • Guidry, J.A., Babin, B.J., Graziano, W.G., & Schneider, W.J. (2009). Pride and prejudice in the evaluation of wine? International Journal of Wine Business Research, 21(4), pp. 298-311. doi: 10.1108/17511060911004888

  • Kahn, J.H., Vogel, D.L., Schneider, W.J., Barr, L.K., & Herrell, K. (2008). The emotional content of client disclosures and session impact: An analogue study. Psychotherapy, 45(4), pp. 539-545. doi: 10.1037/a0014337

  • Barr, L.K., Kahn, J.H., & Schneider, W.J. (2008). Individual differences in emotion expression: Hierarchical structure and relations with psychological distress. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27(10), pp. 1045-1077. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2008.27.10.1045

  • Schneider, W.J. (2008). Playing statistical ouija board with commonality analysis: good questions, wrong assumptions. Appl Neuropsychol, 15(1), pp. 44-53. United States. doi: 10.1080/09084280801917566

  • Jones, G. & Schneider, W.J. (2006). Intelligence, human capital, and economic growth: A Bayesian Averaging of Classical Estimates (BACE) approach. Journal of Economic Growth, 11(1), pp. 71-93. doi: 10.1007/s10887-006-7407-2

  • Schneider, W.J., Cavell, T.A., & Hughes, J.N. (2003). A sense of containment: potential moderator of the relation between parenting practices and children's externalizing behaviors. Dev Psychopathol, 15(1), pp. 95-117. United States. doi: 10.1017/s0954579403000063

  • Schneider, W.J. Can’t decide which IQ is best? Make a composite IQ score.