L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory

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L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory
Address235 East Cameron Ave.
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.

L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory is a psychometrics and quantitative psychology laboratory housed within the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was founded by Louis Leon Thurstone in 1952.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


The lab was located at Nash hall from 1952 to 1967 and moved to its present location at Davie Hall in 1967.



  1. ^ Jones, Lyle V., and David Thissen. "1 A History and Overview of Psychometrics." Handbook of statistics 26 (2006): 1-27.
  2. ^ Luce, R. Duncan. "Thurstone and sensory scaling: Then and now." (1994): 271.
  3. ^ https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/findingaids/view.php?eadid=ICU.SPCL.PSYCHOMETRIC University of Chicago. Psychometric Laboratory. Records
  4. ^ Jones, L. V. (1998). L. L. Thurstone's vision of psychology as a quantitative rational science. In G. A. Kimble & M. Wertheimer (Eds.), Portraits of pioneers in Psychology, Vol. III, pp. 85-102. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  5. ^ Wood, D. A. (1962). Louis Leon Thurstone: Creative thinker, dedicated teacher, eminent psychologist. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
  6. ^ Thurstone, L. L. (1952). L. L. Thurstone. In E. G. Boring, H. S. Langfeld, H. Werner, & R. M. Yerkes (Eds.), A history of psychology in autobiography, Vol. IV, pp. 295-321. Worcester, MA: Clark University Press.

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