Jelte Wicherts received his Master’s (drs.) degree (cum laude) in psychological methods from the University of Amsterdam in 2002. In 2007, he received his PhD degree (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam with a dissertation entitled “Group differences in intelligence test performance” (main supervisor Dr. Conor Dolan, promotor Prof. Han van der Maas).


Jelte Wicherts (1976) received both his Master’s degree (2002, cum laude) and PhD degree (2007, cum laude) from the Psychological Methods group at the University of Amsterdam. He has published on a wide range of topics related to individual differences, errors with statistics, reproducibility, publication bias, and measurement. His research interests include group differences in IQ, measurement invariance, stereotype threat, the Flynn Effect, publication bias, structural equation modeling, IRT, errors with statistics, and data sharing. He is (co)author of of over 85 publications in various peer-reviewed journals, including Intelligence, Proceedings of the Royal Society: B, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Learning and Individual Differences, Structural Equation Modeling, Behavior Research Methods, Psychological Methods, PLoS ONE, and Nature. He has reviewed for 56 different journals and is an editorial board member of the journals Intelligence, Psychological Methods, Psychological Science, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, and the Journal of Health Psychology. He is an Academic Editor at PLoS ONE and founding editor of the Journal of Open Psychology Data. From 2007-2012 he was an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam. Between 2012 and 2017, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University. In 2017, he became full professor in methodology at the same department. He has acquired Open Competition (200K Euros) VENI (208K) and VIDI (800K), and Research Talent (168K) grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and a Consolidator Grant (2000K) from the European Research Council. He is an affiliate member of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).

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