ExpertiseLatent Variable Modeling; Longitudinal Data Analysis; Intensive Multivariate Dynamics; Research Design and Methodology
My research area concerns methodological and statistical issues in behavioral and social sciences. Specifically, my work focuses on:
- Methods for studying multivariate dynamics and processes of change (e.g., time series analyses of daily diary data)
- Latent construct modeling, reliability, and validity (e.g., measurement models of personality)
- Process and measurement heterogeneity (e.g., unobserved subgroup identification and measurement invariance testing)
- Advances and recommendations concerning substantive methodology and research design (e.g., sampling plans and the development and evaluation of novel research methodology).
- Ph.D.: Quantitative Psychology, (2016), University of California, Davis - Davis, CA
- MA: Experimental Psychology, (2010), California State University, Stanislaus - Turlock, CA
- BA: Experimental Psychology, (2008), California State University, Stanislaus - Turlock, CA
Joseph E. Gonzales is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. He joined the department in 2016, after completing his doctoral training in Quantitative Psychology at the University of California, Davis. In addition to his primary appointment in the Department of Psychology, Gonzales is an Associate of the Center for Women and Work, and Faculty Member of the Center for Health Statistics.
Selected Awards and Honors
- University of Massachusetts Lowell Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students Award (2021) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Teaching Excellence Award (2020) - Department of Psychology, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students (2015) - Educational Testing Service: Princeton, NJ
- ETS-NAEP Testing, Evaluation, Assessment, & Measurement Fellow (2014) - Educational Testing Service and the National Assessment of Educational Progress: Princeton, NJ
- Society of Measurement and Experimental Psychology Graduate Student Poster Travel Award (2014) - Society of Measurement and Experimental Psychology: Nashville, TN
- American Psychological Association Student Travel Award (2014) - American Psychological Association: Washington, DC
- Western Psychological Foundation Student Scholarship Award (2012) - Western Psychological Association: Burlingame, CA
- Recipient of the Dean’s Medal of Excellence (2010) - College of Human and Health Sciences, California State University, Stanislaus: Turlock, CA
- Graduate Student of the year (2009) - Department of Psychology and Child Development, California State University, Stanislaus: Turlock, CA
- Gonzales, J.E., & Frazier, A. (2022). How to develop choose-your-own-adventures for social science research. SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online.
- Gonzales, J.E., Pope, M. M., & Frazier, A. (2022). Moving beyond sexual assault research’s reliance on rape myths using an online Choose-Your-Own-Adventure paradigm to study sexual assault behavior in college. SAGE Research Methods Cases.
- Frazier, A., & Gonzales, J.E. (2021). Studying sequential processes of criminal defendant decision-making using a choose-your-own-adventure research paradigm. Psychology, Crime & Law.
- Gonzales, J E. (2021). Structural equation modeling using JMP® Pro. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 19(1), 80-92.
- Gonzales, J.E. (). . Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives.
- Gonzales, J.E., Frazier, A., Ferrer, E. (2018). Using model parameters describing affective dynamics to predict romantic relationship dissolution. Translational Issues in Psychological Science,4(4) 362-379.
- Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2016). Efficacy of Methods for Ovulation Estimation and Their Effect on the Statistical Detection of Ovulation-linked Behavioral Fluctuations. Behavior Research Methods,48(3) 1125 - 1144.
- Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2015). Latent Growth Modeling for Developmental Research. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.
- Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2014). Individual Pooling for Group-based Modeling under the Assumption of Ergodicity. Multivariate behavioral research,49(3) 245-260.
- Kamenova, I., & Gonzales, J.E. (2022). A data-driven typology of Americans’ intentions to participate in political violence. The Annual Conference of the International Studies Association: Nashville, TN.
- Gonzales, J.E., & Pope, M. M. (2021, August). Between-groups and longitudinal measurement invariance of the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance scale. In J. E. Gonzales (Chair), Evaluating the Utility of Rape Myths in Sexual Violence Research: From Measurement to Application. Sponsored by the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41) at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association: Online Conference.
- Frazier, A., & Gonzales, J.E. (2021, August). Are IRMA scale scores predictive of self-reported sexual violence among college-age men? In J. E. Gonzales (Chair), Evaluating the Utility of Rape Myths in Sexual Violence Research: From Measurement to Application. Sponsored by the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41) at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association: Online Conference.
- Gonzales, J.E. & Pope, M. M. (2020, November). The Unchecked Assumption of Measurement Invariance in the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale. In. A. Frazier (Chair), Rape Myths and Sexual Assault Proclivity. The Annual Meetings of the Criminology Consortium: Online Conference.
Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research
- 2022-2027 Modeling How Moral Distress & Ethical Confidence Impact Nurses’ Emotional and Physical Health and Safety Culture FAIN: R01HS028427
Sponsor Name: University of Pennsylvania
Primary Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ)
Thomas F. Gordon (PI) & Joseph E. Gonzales (Co-PI)
- 2021-2022 The Impact of Inattention Dynamics and Sources of Bias in Virtual Court Hearings
Award: Research to Enhance the Impact and Diversification (REID) of Psychology and Law Research
Sponsor Name: American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41)
Joseph E. Gonzales (PI) & Annabelle Frazier (Co-PI)