Publications

Electronic copies of publications listed below are provided for personal use only. Underlined names indicate student co-authors.

Ruscio, J., & Carney, L. M., Dever, L., Pliskin, M., & Wang, S. B. (in press). Using the Comparison Curve Fit Index (CCFI) in taxometric analyses: Averaging curves, standard errors, and CCFI profiles. Psychological Assessment.

Kuhlthau, K., Ruscio, J., Bastedo, C., & Furey, M. (2017). What’s in a grade? A professor’s guide to adjusting scores. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 28(2), 81-110.

Witte, T. K., Holm-Denoma, J. M., Zuromski, K. L., Gauthier, J. M., & Ruscio, J. (2017). Individuals at high risk for suicide are categorically distinct from those at low risk. Psychological Assessment, 29(4), 382-393. doi:10.1037/pas0000349 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2016). Taking advantage of citation measures of scholarly impact: Hip hip h-index! Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(6), 905-908. doi:10.1177/1745691616664436. PDF

Ruscio, J. (2015). Labeling theory. In R. L. Cautin & S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The encyclopedia of clinical psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp452 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2015). Rational-theoretical approach to test construction. In R. L. Cautin & S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The encyclopedia of clinical psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp454 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2015). Rosenhan pseudopatient study. In R. L. Cautin & S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The encyclopedia of clinical psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp425 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2015). Taxometrics. In R. L. Cautin & S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The encyclopedia of clinical psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp176 PDF

Thomas, J. J., Eddy, K. T., Ruscio, J., Ng, J., Casale, K. E., Becker, A. E., & Lee, S. (2015). Do recognizable liftetime eating disorder categories naturally occur in Hong Kong? A combined latent profile and taxometric approach. European Eating Disorders Review, 23(3), 199-209. doi:10.1002/erv.2357 PDF

Kiselica, A. M., & Ruscio, J. (2014). Scientific communication in clinical psychology: Examining patterns of citations and references. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 21(1), 13-20. doi:10.1002/cpp.1815 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2014). Categories or dimensions: Lessons learned from a taxometric analysis of Adult Attachment Interview data. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 147-156. doi:10.1111/mono.12119 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Gera, B. L. (2013). Generalizations and extensions of the probability of superiority effect size estimator. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 48(2), 208-219. doi: 10.1080/00273171.2012.738184 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Prajapati, B. (2013). Citation-based indices of scholarly impact: Databases and norms. APS Observer, 26(7). Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2013/september-13/citation-based-indices-of-scholarly-impact-databases-and-norms.html PDF

Walters, G. D., & Ruscio, J. (2013). Trajectories of externalizing behavior: Categories or dimensions? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41(4), 653-666. doi:10.1007/s10802-012-9700-1 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Mullen, T. (2012). Confidence intervals for the probability of superiority effect size measure and the area under a receiver operating characteristic curve. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 47(2), 201-223. doi:10.1080/00273171.2012.658329 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Roche, B. (2012). Determining the number of factors to retain in an exploratory factor analysis using comparison data of known factorial structure. Psychological Assessment, 24(2), 282-292. doi:10.1037/a0025697 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Roche, B. (2012). Variance heterogeneity in published psychological research: A review and a new index. Methodology, 8(1), 1-11. doi:10.1027/1614-2241/a000034 PDF

Ruscio, J., Seaman, F., D’Oriano, C., Stremlo, E., & Mahalchik, K. (2012). Measuring scholarly impact using modern citation-based indices. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 10(3), 123-146. doi:10.1080/15366367.2012.711147 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2011). Why and how should we classify individuals? Introduction to the special section on categories and dimensions. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 8(1), 3-5. PDF

Ruscio, J., Ruscio, A. M., & Carney, L. M. (2011). Performing taxometric analysis to distinguish categorical and dimensional variables. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2(2), 170-196. doi:10.5127/jep.010910 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Walters, G. D. (2011). Differentiating categorical and dimensional data with taxometric analysis: Are two variables better than none? Psychological Assessment, 23(2), 287-299. doi:10.1037/a0022054 PDF

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B. (2010). Busting big myths in popular psychology. Scientific American Mind, 21(1), 42-49. PDF

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B. (2010). The top ten myths of popular psychology. Skeptic, 15(3), 36-43. PDF

Ruscio, J. (2010). Irrational beliefs stemming from judgment errors: Cognitive limitations, biases, and experiential learning. In D. David, S. J. Lynn, & A. Ellis (Eds.), Rational and irrational beliefs: Research, theory, and clinical practice (pp. 291-213). New York: Oxford University Press. PDF

Ruscio, J., Walters, G. D., Marcus, D. K., & Kaczetow, W. (2010). Comparing the relative fit of categorical and dimensional latent variable models using consistency tests. Psychological Assessment, 22(1), 5-21. doi:10.1037/a0018259 PDF

Walters, G. D., & Ruscio, J. (2010). Where do we draw the line? Assigning cases to subsamples for MAMBAC, MAXCOV, and MAXEIG taxometric analyses. Assessment, 17(3), 321-333. doi:10.1177/1073191109356539 PDF

Arntz, A., Bernstein, D., Gielen, D., van Nieuwenhuijzen, M., Penders, K., Haslam, N., & Ruscio, J. (2009). Cluster-C, paranoid, and borderline personality disorders are dimensional: Evidence from taxometric tests. Journal of Personality Disorders, 23(6), 606-628. doi:10.1521/pedi.2009.23.6.606 PDF

Goldstein, L., & Ruscio, J. (2009). Thinking outside the Black Box: The relative risk of suicide with antidepressant use. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 7(1), 3-16. PDF

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B. (2009). The 50 great myths of popular psychology: Shattering widespread misconceptions about human behavior. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Ruscio, J., & Beyerstein, B. (2009). Mythbusting in introductory psychology courses: The whys and the hows. Essays in Excellence in Teaching, 9, 55-61. PDF

Ruscio, J. (2009). Assigning cases to groups using taxometric results: An empirical comparison of classification techniques. Assessment, 16(1), 55-70. doi:10.1177/1073191108320193 PDF

Ruscio, J., Brown, T. A., & Ruscio, A. M. (2009). A taxometric investigation of DSM-IV Major Depression in a large outpatient sample: Interpretable structural results depend on the mode of assessment. Assessment, 16(2), 127-144. doi:10.1177/1073191108330065 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Kaczetow, W. (2009). Differentiating categories and dimensions: Evaluating the robustness of taxometric analyses. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44(2), 259-280. doi:10.1080/00273170902794248 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Walters, G. D. (2009). Using comparison data to differentiate categorical and dimensional data by examining factor score distributions: Resolving the mode problem. Psychological Assessment, 21(4), 578-594. doi:10.1037/a0016558 PDF

Walters, G. D., & Ruscio, J. (2009). To sum or not to sum: Taxometric analysis with ordered categorical assessment items. Psychological Assessment, 21(1), 99-111. doi:10.1037/a0015010 PDF

Lilienfeld, S. O., Ruscio, J., & Lynn, S. J. (Eds.) (2008). Navigating the mindfield: A guide to separating science from pseudoscience in mental health. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Marcus, D. K., Ruscio, J., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Hughes, K. (2008). Converging evidence for the latent structure of Antisocial Personality Disorder: Consistency of taxometric and latent class analyses. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35(3), 284-293. doi:10.1177/0093854807311679 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2008). Constructing confidence intervals for Spearman’s rank order correlation with ordinal data. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 7(2), 416-434. PDF

Ruscio, J. (2008). A probability-based measure of effect size: Robustness to base rates and other factors. Psychological Methods, 13(1), 19-30. doi:10.1037/1082-989X.13.1.19 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Kaczetow, W. (2008). Simulating multivariate nonnormal data using an iterative algorithm. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 43(3), 355-381. doi:10.1080/00273170802285693 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Ruscio, A. M. (2008). Categories and dimensions: Advancing psychological science through the study of latent structure. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17(3), 203-207. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00575.x PDF

Guay, J., Ruscio, J., Hare, R., & Knight, R. A. (2007). A taxometric study of the latent structure of psychopathy: Evidence for dimensionality. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116(4), 701-716. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.116.4.701 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2007). Taxometric analysis: An empirically-grounded approach to implementing the method. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34(12), 1588-1622. doi:10.1177/0093854807307027 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Marcus, D. K. (2007). Detecting small taxa using simulated comparison data: A reanalysis of Beach, Amir, and Bau’s (2005) data. Psychological Assessment, 19(2), 241-246. doi:10.1037/1040-3590.19.2.241 PDF

Ruscio, J., Ruscio, A. M., & Meron, M. (2007). Applying the bootstrap to taxometric analysis: Generating empirical sampling distributions to help interpret results. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 42(2), 349-386. doi:10.1080/00273170701360795 PDF

Ruscio, J., Zimmerman, M., McGlinchey, J. B., Chelminski, I., & Young, D. (2007). Diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder: XI. A taxometric investigation of the categorical-dimensional debate on the structure underlying DSM-IV symptoms. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(1), 10-19. doi:10.1097/01.nmd.0000252025.12014.c4 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2006). The clinician as subject: Practitioners are prone to the same judgment errors as everyone else. In S. O. Lilienfeld & W. O’Donohue (Eds.), The great ideas of clinical science: 17 principles that every mental health researcher and practitioner should understand (pp. 27-45). New York: Brunner-Taylor. PDF

Ruscio, J. (2006). Critical thinking in psychology: Separating sense from nonsense (2nd Ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth.

Ruscio, J., Haslam, N., & Ruscio, A. M. (2006). Introduction to the taxometric method: A practical guide. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ruscio, J., & Kelly-Woessner, A. (2006). Tenure as a necessary but not sufficient condition for academic freedom. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 583-584. doi:10.1017/S0140525X06009290 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Stern, A. R. (2006). The consistency and accuracy of holistic judgment: Clinical decision making with a minimally complex task. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 4(2), 52-65. PDF

Solomon, A., Ruscio, J., & Lewinsohn, P. R. (2006). A taxometric investigation of unipolar depression in a large outpatient sample. Psychological Medicine, 36(7), 973-986. doi:10.1017/S0033291706007689 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2005). Exploring controversies in the art and science of polygraph testing. Skeptical Inquirer, 29(1), 34-39PDF

Ruscio, J. (2004). Diagnoses and the behaviors they denote: A critical evaluation of the labeling theory of mental illness. Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 3(1), 5-22. PDF

Ruscio, J., & Ruscio, A. M. (2004). Clarifying boundary issues in psychopathology: The role of taxometrics in a comprehensive program of structural research. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113(1), 24-38. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.113.1.24 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Ruscio, A. M. (2004). A conceptual and methodological checklist for conducting a taxometric investigation. Behavior Therapy, 35(2), 403-447. doi:10.1016/S0005-7894(04)80044-3 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Ruscio, A. M. (2004). A nontechnical introduction to the taxometric method. Understanding Statistics, 3(3), 151-193. doi:10.1207/s15328031us0303_2 PDF

Ruscio, J., Ruscio, A. M., & Keane, T. M. (2004). Using taxometric analysis to distinguish a small latent taxon from a latent dimension with positively skewed indicators: The case of Involuntary Defeat Syndrome. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113(1), 145-154. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.113.1.145 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2003). Comparing Bayes’ Theorem to frequency-based approaches to teaching Bayesian reasoning. Teaching of Psychology, 30(4), 325-328PDF

Ruscio, J. (2003). Holistic judgment in clinical practice: Utility or futility? Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, 2(1), 38-48. PDF

Ruscio, A. M., & Ruscio, J. (2002). The latent structure of analogue depression: Should the BDI be used to classify groups? Psychological Assessment, 14(2), 135-145. doi:10.1037/1040-3590.14.2.135 PDF

Ruscio, A. M., Ruscio, J., & Keane, T. M. (2002). The latent structure of post-traumatic stress disorder: A taxometric investigation of reactions to extreme stress. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111(2), 290-301. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.111.2.290 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2002). Clear thinking with psychology: Separating sense from nonsense. Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth.

Ruscio, J. (2002). The emptiness of holism. Skeptical Inquirer, 26(2), 46-50. PDF

Ruscio, J., & Ruscio, A. M. (2002). A structure-based approach to psychological assessment: Matching measurement models to latent structure. Assessment, 9(1), 4-16PDF

Ruscio, A. M., Borkovec, T. D., & Ruscio, J. (2001). A taxometric analysis of the latent structure of worry. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110(3), 413-422. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.110.3.413 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2001). Administering quizzes at random to increase students’ reading. Teaching of Psychology, 28(3), 204-206. doi:10.1207/S15328023TOP2803_08 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2000). Risky business: Vividness, availability, and the media paradox. Skeptical Inquirer, 24(2), 22-26. [Reprinted in Nisbet, L. (Ed.) (2001). The gun control debate: You decide (pp. 167-174). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.] PDF

Ruscio, J. (2000). The role of complex thought in clinical prediction: Social accountability and the need for cognition. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(1), 145-154. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.68.1.145 PDF

Ruscio, J. (2000). Taxometric analysis with dichotomous indicators: The modified MAXCOV procedure and a case removal consistency test. Psychological Reports, 87, 929-939. doi:10.2466/PR0.87.7.929-939 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Ruscio, A. M. (2000). Informing the continuity controversy: A taxometric analysis of depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109(3), 473-487. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.109.3.473 PDF

Ruscio, J. (1999). Statistical models and strong inference in social judgment research. Psycoloquy, 10(27). Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/psyc-bin/newpsy?10.027 PDF

Ruscio, J., & Amabile, T. M. (1999). How does creativity happen? In N. Colangelo & S. G. Assouline (Eds.), Talent Development, Vol. 3 (pp. 119-132). Scotsdale, AZ: Gifted Psychology Press. PDF

Ruscio, J. (1998). Applying what we have learned: Understanding and correcting biased judgment. Psycoloquy, 9(69). Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/ psyc-bin/newpsy?9.69 PDF

Ruscio, J. (1998). Gatekeeping, compensation, and fallibility. American Psychologist, 53(5), 568-569. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.53.5.568 PDF

Ruscio, J. (1998). Information integration in child welfare cases: An introduction to statistical decision making. Child Maltreatment, 3(2), 143-156. doi:10.1177/1077559598003002008 PDF

Ruscio, J. (1998). The perils of post-hockery. Skeptical Inquirer, 22(6), 44-48. PDF

Ruscio, J., Whitney, D., & Amabile, T. M. (1998). Looking inside the fishbowl of creativity: Verbal and behavioral predictors of creative performance. Creativity Research Journal, 11(3), 243-263. doi:10.1207/s15326934crj1103_4 PDF

Tucker, J. S., Kressin, N. R., Spiro, A., & Ruscio, J. (1998). Intrapersonal characteristics and the timing of divorce: A prospective investigation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15(2), 211-225. doi:10.1177/0265407598152005 PDF