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Christopher J. Schmank, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Statistical Consultant

Courses Taught

Undergraduate -- PSY 3120 - Cognitive Psychology; PSY 3100 - Brain, Mind, and Society Graduate -- PSY 5790 - Applied Univariate Statistics; PSY 6500 Applied Multivariate Statistics


Saint Louis University, BA Psychology/Minor Philosophy
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, MA Psychological Science (Cognitive Concentration)
Claremont Graduate University, PhD Applied Cognitive Psychology (Anticipated Soon)

Research Interests

Schmank's research interests center around how social aspects of emotion regulation, ostensible observation, and psychosocial stress impact various aspects of cognitive performance (e.g., language production, processing speed). Additionally, must of his recent work has primarily focused on psychometrics and the complementary role that psychometric network modeling can lend towards statistical techniques like latent variable modeling.

Publications and Media Placements

Goring, S.A., Schmank, C.J., Kane, M.J., & Conway, A.R.A. (2021). Psychometric models of individual differences in reading comprehension: A reanalysis of Freed, Hamilton, and Long (2017). Journal of Memory and Language, 119, 104221.

Schmank, C.J., Goring, S.A., Kovacs, K., & Conway, A.R.A. (2021). Investigating the Structure of Intelligence Using Latent Variable and Psychometric Network Modeling: A Commentary and Reanalysis of McFarland (2020), Journal of Intelligence, 9(1), 8.

Conway, A.R.A., Kovacs, K., Hao, H., Goring, S.A., & Schmank, C.J. (2020). The struggle is real: Challenges and solutions in theory building. Psychological Inquiry, 31(4), 302-309.

Schmank, C.J., Goring, S.A., Kovacs, K., & Conway, A.R.A. (2019). Psychometric Network Analysis of the Hungarian WAIS. Journal of Intelligence, 7(3), 21. doi:10.3390/jintelligence7030021

Schmank, C.J. & James, L.E. (2019) Adults of all ages experience increased tip-of-the-tongue states under ostensible evaluative observation. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition,

James, L.E., Schmank, C.J., Castro, N., & Buchanan, T.W. (2018). Tip of the tongue states increase under evaluative observation. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 47, 169-178.