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Joseph E. Gonzales


Joseph Gonzalez
Dr. Joseph Edward Gonzales, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

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

  • Shestak, A. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Shockley, K. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Keenan, J.M. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Wilford, M., Gonzales, J. (2018). 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) 1125 - 1144.
  • Schofield, T.J., Conger, R.D., Gonzales, J., Merrick, M.T. (2016). Harsh parenting, physical health, and the protective role of positive parent-adolescent relationships. Social Science & Medicine, 157 18 - 26.
  • Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2015). Latent Growth Modeling for Developmental Research. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging.
  • Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2015). Sensitivity to Restricted Factor Analysis Model Misspecification. Multivariate behavioral research, 50(1) 132-133.
  • Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (2014). Individual Pooling for Group-based Modeling under the Assumption of Ergodicity. Multivariate behavioral research, 49(3) 245-260.