Newell, K.M., & Hancock, P.A. (1984). Forgotten moments: Skewness and kurtosis are influential factors in inferences extrapolated from response distributions. Journal of Motor Behavior, 16(3), 320-335.
It is proposed that reliance on only the mean and standard deviation of a distribution to describe response frequency may lead to erroneous inferences concerning such distributions when skewness and kurtosis are present.