Psych 208A: Proseminar on
Data Analysis & Visualization

Professor Forrest Young

Topic Schedule

NOTE: We will be meeting on Wednesday September 2nd and on Labor Day (Sep 7th) unless this conflicts with previously scheduled activities.

The readings for each of topic give a general overview of my 30+ year career. The optional readings go into more depth.


  1. Truth and Consequences (Aug 24)
  2. New Directions in Psychometrics (Aug 28)
  3. Retrospective

  4. Data Theory (Aug 31)
  5. Multidimensional Scaling (Sep 2)
  6. Optimal Scaling (Sep 4)
  7. Prospective

  8. Statistical Visualization (Sep 7)
  9. Visual Statistics (Sep 11 & 14)