Developing causally valid motive measures: The case of need for sex

Motive research in the McClelland-Atkinson tradition is based on a concept of validity that emphasizes a measure's sensitivity to experimental manipulation. In this talk, I will briefly portray this view of validity and connect it to modern views of validity that place a premium on understanding the causal process that generates measurement scores. I will also discuss why sensitivity to manipulation is not enough to establish validity and introduce the EMMIC validation approach, consisting of experimental manipulation, measure, indicator, and criterion.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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