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Phillip L. Ackerman, Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. (1984) Quantitative/Measurement Psychology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Faculty Page for the School of Psychology

My research spans several related research areas of differential, educational, cognitive, applied experimental, and industrial and organizational psychology. Theory and empirical research I have conducted relates to the nature of adult learning, skill acquisition, student and employee selection, training, abilities, personality, and motivation. In collaboration with Professor Kanfer and our students, recent empirical research and theoretical contributions address the ability, motivation, personality, interest, and self-concept determinants of skilled performance and training success, and on the development and expression of intellectual competence in adulthood. Current research projects focus on age differences and gender differences in the breadth and depth of adult knowledge, and on the taxonomic nature of perceptual speed abilities and their role in the development of skilled performance.

American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association
    Fellow, Division 1 -- General
    Fellow, Division 3 -- Experimental Psychology
    Fellow, Division 5 -- Division of Evaluation, Measurement, and
    Member, Division 15 -- Educational Psychology
    Fellow, Division 20 -- Adult Development and Aging
    Fellow, Division 21 -- Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology
American Psychological Society (Charter Fellow)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Fellow) 
International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
    Division of Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)
National Council on Measurement in Education
Psychonomic Society
Sigma Xi

Selected Publications

Contact Information

Office Location: 227 Psychology Building
Phone Number: 404/894-5611
FAX: 404/894-6904
E-mail: pa30@prism.gatech.edu

Last Revised: July 2009

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