Student reading computer screen
 Joseph E. Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.
Joseph Edward GonzalesAssistant Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Psychology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3966
  • Office
    Health and Social Sciences Building - 463
  • Email

Research Interests

Longitudinal Data Analysis, Time Series, Applied Multivariate Statistics, Measurement Heterogeneity

Education

  • 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

Biography

Joseph E. Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. He completed his doctoral training in Quantitative Psychology at the University of California, Davis under the guidance of Dr. Emilio Ferrer, Dr. Kevin J. Grimm, and Dr. Siwei Liu. His current program of research is focused on the development and application of statistical models for longitudinal research in psychology and other social sciences. He is especially interested in the lack of coherence between nomothetic and idiographic approaches to research, and its implications for methods used to measure and analyze psychological phenomena. Some of Dr. Gonzales's more substantive interests relate to topics in evolutionary psychology, especially with respect to sex differences, intimate relationships, and hormones and behavior.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 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
  • First Place in the Student Research Competition, Quantitative Graduate Division (2011) - California State University, Stanislaus Student Research Competition: Turlock, CA
  • First Place in the Student Research Competition, Graduate Division (2010) - California State University, Stanislaus Student Research Competition: Turlock, 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

Selected Publications

  • Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. () "Latent Growth Modeling for Developmental Research," The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging
  • Shestak, A. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Shockley, K. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Keenan, J.M. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Wilford, M., Gonzales, J. () "When a Plea is No Bargain at All: Comparing Sentencing Outcomes for Massachusetts Defendants in Non-Sexual and Sexual Crimes," Albany Law Review
  • 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 pp. 1125 - 1144
  • Gonzales, J., Schofield, T.J., Conger, R.D., Merrick, M.T. (2016) "Harsh parenting, physical health, and the protective role of positive parent-adolescent relationships.," Social Science & Medicine!!! 157: pp. 18 - 26
  • Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2015) "Sensitivity to Restricted Factor Analysis Model Misspecification," Multivariate behavioral research 50:1 pp. 132-133
  • Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2014) "Individual Pooling for Group-based Modeling under the Assumption of Ergodicity," Multivariate behavioral research 49:3 pp. 245-260

Selected Presentations

  • What do person-centered approaches to examining multi-system biobehavioral relations buy us?, October 2015 - Seattle, WA
  • Methodological advances: The methodological best practices methodologists want you to know, August 2015 - Toronto, ON
  • Agent-Based Modeling of Collaborative Problem Solving, July 2015 - Princeton, NJ
  • An introduction to the Development and Implementation of Latent Variable Time Series Modeling Using Dynamic Factor Analysis (DFA), July 2015 - Princeton, NJ
  • Reconsidering the chi square test of model fit: A resampling procedure, April 2015 - Las Vegas, NV
  • A survey course in quantitative research and its applications in psychology - Symposium Chair and Discussant, April 2015 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Exploring the utility of strong partial invariance for determining differences in latent means - Symposium Chair and Discussant, April 2015 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Fit index sensitivity to restricted factor analysis model misspecification - Quantitative Psychology Brown Bag Presentation, October 2014 - Davis, CA
  • Sensitivity to restricted factor analysis model misspecification - Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, October 2014 - Nashville, TN
  • CFI and RMSEA sensitivity to one-factor vs. two-factor misspecification, August 2014 - Washington, D.C.
  • Timing is everything: Ovulation estimation method efficacy. - Association for Psychological Science, May 2014 - San Francisco, CA
  • Dynamic factor models of daily affect, May 2014 - San Francisco, CA
  • Individual pooling for group-based modeling under the assumption of ergodicity, April 2013 - Reno, NV
  • Measurement Issues - Symposium Chair, April 2013 - Reno, NV
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Development and Relationships - Western Psychological Association, April 2012 - Burlingame, CA
  • Predictors of women’s short-term mating attitudes, desire, and behavior - Western Psychological Association, April 2012 - Burlingame, CA
  • That Time of the Month: Comparing Ovulatory Effect Assessment Methods - Western Psychological Association, April 2012 - Burlingame, CA
  • Our cheating hearts: Sex-based differences in personality traits related to extra-pair mating - Society of Personality and Social Psychology, January 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • Fertility Effects on Mate Value, Sexual Desire, and Intra-Sex Rivalry - Western Psychological Association, April 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Forget the little black dress: Fertility, women’s use of red, sexual desire, and men’s mating-effort., January 2011 - San Antonio, TX
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly: Comparisons of risky behavior and short-term mating traits in long-term, friends-with-benefits, and casual sex relationships, November 2010 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Differences between friends-with-benefits and long-term relationships, August 2010 - San Diego, CA
  • I want what I want when I want it: How mating strategy, self-perceived mating success, biological sex, and circumstance affect preferences for mate traits, June 2010 - Eugene, OR
  • I just want to be friends: Characteristics of females who participate in friends-with-benefits relationships., January 2010 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Four signs that he is looking for a one-night stand: Physiological and psychological correlates of sociosexuality, April 2009 - Tampa, FL
  • The meat market of mating: Factors influencing mate selection, April 2009 - Portland, OR
  • Four signs that he is looking for a one-night stand: Physiological and psychological correlates of sociosexuality., February 2009 - Tampa, FL
  • Effect of a profiled male’s income on his attractiveness rating, April 2008 - Irvine, Ca