Callie Tyner, M.S., Recipient of a 2012 Psi Chi Graduate Assistantship Research Grant

Callie Tyner is a fourth-year doctoral student in CHP, studying Clinical Neuropsychology. Callie was awarded a research grant from the prestigious society of Psi Chi to conduct her innovative dissertation research on applications of item response theory (IRT) aimed at improving measurement precision in neuropsychology.  Psi Chi is the International Honor Society for Psychology, with a mission statement aimed at “encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.”  Psi Chi funds this competitive grant to provide academic recognition of excellent students of psychology, through support of graduate student members’ research.  Callie is a former Psi Chi chapter president and remains actively involved with this honor’s society.  Callie is a member of Dr. Shelley Heaton’s research lab at the University of Florida, where they focus on research questions in pediatric neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury (TBI) across the lifespan, and general measurement issues in neuropsychology.  Congratulations, Callie, on receiving this prestigious research grant and recognition for your doctoral work!