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In the following video, Dr. Biderman explains how he started his career in the field of psychology and why he has loved Statistics and Sensory Perception.  Thought not captured on the video, he credits his success in graduate to school to his soon to be wife, Susan.

Introduction of Dr. Micheal Biderman, Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, UTC


Here Dr. Biderman explains the history of the paradigm shift that resulted in the Prime D statistic being the best measure of human sensory data. This is history understanding the human factor in measurement, for olfaction and other senses.

Olfactory Sensitivity and Threshold Measurement ~ Dr. Michael Biderman



Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1972

M.A., University of Iowa, 1971

B.S., University of Iowa, 1967

Teaching Interests

Introductory Statistics
Research Methods
Sensation & Perception
Graduate Statistics & Research Methods

Research Interests

Issues in the measurement of organizational constructs
Structural Equation models of behavior
Faking of personality questionnaires

Recent Publications

Biderman, M. D., & Reddock, C. M. (2012). The relationship of scale reliability and validity to respondent inconsistency. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 647-651.
Biderman, M. D., Nguyen, N. T., Cunningham, C. J. L. & Ghorbani, N. (2011). The ubiquity of common method variance: The case of the big five. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 417–429.
Reddock, C. R., Biderman, M. D., & Nguyen, N. T. (2011). The relationship of reliability and validity of personality tests to frame-of-reference instructions and within-person inconsistency. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19, 119-131.