Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Professor Todd D Little


Professor Todd D Little is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the newly established Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) concentration in Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University.

Professor Little is internationally recognised for his work on various aspects of applied SEM (eg indicator selection, parceling, modeling developmental processes, planned missing designs, mediation, moderation, multilevel etc) as well as his developmental research (eg action-control processes, motivation, coping, and aggression). He has worked and provided methodological guidance at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development’s Center for Lifespan Studies (1991–1998), Yale University’s Department of Psychology (1998–2002), and the University of Kanas (2003–2013), including the founding and directing of the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis (2010–2013). He is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), as well as the American Psychological Association (APA Divisions 5, 7, & 15), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Dedicated to out-reach, Professor Little organises and co-teaches in his annual Stats Camp, which he founded in 2003 (see Stats Camp has provided advanced training in state-of-the-art science statistical procedures to over 1500 graduates, students, post-docs, and faculty from every continent (excluding Antarctica). He created a minority scholarship program in partnership with SMEP, which has supplied over $100,000 for travel, housing, and fees to allow minority scholars to attend Stats Camp. More recently, he also founded and organises (with Noel Card) the SRCD Developmental Methodology Conference, which is now a biannual event for social science researchers.

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