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Joseph E. Gonzales

 Joseph E. Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.
Joseph Edward GonzalesAssistant Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPsychology
  • Phone(978) 934-3966
  • OfficeHealth and Social Sciences Building - 463
  • EmailJoseph_Gonzales@uml.edu

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

Dr. Gonzales received his PhD in Psychology from University of California, Davis in 2016. At Davis his primary adviser was Dr. Emilio Ferrer and his research focus was on heterogeneity of intraindividual measurement and process.

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

Publications

  • Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. () "Latent Growth Modeling for Developmental Research," The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging
  • 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
  • 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: 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

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
  • Timing is everything: Ovulation estimation method efficacy - Quantitative Psychology Brown Bag Presentation, January 2014 - Davis, CA
  • Individual pooling for group-based modeling under the assumption of ergodicity (part 3) - Quantitative Psychology Brown Bag Presentation, October 2013 - Davis, CA
  • Individual pooling for group-based modeling under the assumption of ergodicity, April 2013 - Reno, NV
  • Measurement Issues - Symposium Chair, April 2013 - Reno, NV
  • Individual pooling for group-based modeling under the assumption of ergodicity (part 2) - Quantitative Psychology Brown Bag Presentation, December 2012 - Davis, CA
  • Individual pooling for group-based modeling under the assumption of ergodicity. - Quantitative Psychology Brown Bag Presentation, May 2012 - Davis, CA
  • That time of the month: Comparing ovulatory effect assessment methods. - The UC Davis Psychology Department Conference, May 2012 - Davis, CA
  • 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
  • That time of the month: Fertility-based shifts in women’s behavior and their detection - Quantitative Psychology Brown Bag Presentation, March 2012 - Davis, 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
  • I just want to be friends: Distinguishing the friends-with-benefits relationship from romantic long-term and other casual sex relationships. - Quantitative Psychology Brown Bag Presentation, October 2011 - Davis, CA
  • Ovulatory effects on women’s uncommitted sexual desire and use of red in self-ornamentation - Student Research Competition, State-Wide Graduate Division, May 2011 - Fresno, CA
  • Fertility Effects on Mate Value, Sexual Desire, and Intra-Sex Rivalry - Western Psychological Association, April 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Ovulatory effects on women’s uncommitted sexual desire and use of red in self-ornamentation - Student Research Competition, Campus-Wide Quantitative Graduate Division, March 2011 - Turlock, 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
  • Eliciting conformity from a distance: How participant and influencing agent characteristics relate to participant conforming behavior - Student Research Competition, Campus-Wide Undergraduate Division, April 2009 - Turlock, CA
  • 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 ratings by females and males. - Student Research Competition, State-Wide Undergraduate Division, May 2008 - Hayward, CA
  • Effect of a profiled male’s income on his attractiveness rating, April 2008 - Irvine, Ca
  • Effect of a profiled male’s income on his attractiveness ratings by females and males - Student Research Competition, Campus-Wide Undergraduate Division, April 2008 - Turlock, CA

Research Currently in Progress

  • Dynamics of Dyadic Interactions study of temporal interrelations of Relationship Specific Affect and PANAS daily ratings between romantic partners. Much of my work with the lab has been focused on ways to identify different patterns of dynamic interactions between couples using Dynamic Factor Analysis models and tests of covariance heterogeneity.

    Graduate student researcher.
    Gonzales, J., Ferrer, E. (Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis)

  • Field study of disputant preference for resolution procedures pre- and post-resolution.

    Consulting data analyst.
    Gonzales, J., Shestowsky, D. (School of Law, University of California, Davis)

  • Modeling longitudinal data comparing High Functioning Autistic, ADHD symptomatic, and typically developing students on ability in reading, writing, and math. An overarching goal of the study is to identify critical periods of time during which educational interventions may be administered before significant divergence in ability develops between diagnostic groups.

    Graduate student researcher assisting with data analysis.
    Gonzales, J., Mundy, P. (School of Education and School Of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis)

  • Secondary analysis of age-related shifts in IQ across childhood and adolescence as a predictor of adult IQ

    Consulting co-analyst with Emilio Ferrer.
    Gonzales, J., Shaywitz, S.E. (The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, Yale School of Medicine), Shaywitz, B.A. (The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, Yale School of Medicine)

  • Studying collaborative problem solving in two ways: 1. Expanding on an agent based model of collaborative problem solving agents; and 2. Generating time series log data of agent interactions to be used for analytic model development for later application to empirical data sets from human subjects.

    Summer intern graduate researcher developing and assessing agent based model.
    Gonzales, J. (The Center for Advanced Psychometrics, Educational Testing Service: Princeton, NJ.), Bergner, Y. (The Center for Advanced Psychometrics, Educational Testing Service: Princeton, NJ.), Zhu, M. (The Center for Advanced Psychometrics, Educational Testing Service: Princeton, NJ.), Andrews, J. (The Center for Advanced Psychometrics, Educational Testing Service: Princeton, NJ.), von Davier, A. (The Center for Advanced Psychometrics, Educational Testing Service: Princeton, NJ.)

  • The Evolved Research Group focused on studies relating to the intersection of social and behavioral factors with respect to behavior. Mostly we focused on questions relating to the influence on hormonal differences on behavior with respect to specific social contexts. In particular, my research in the group focused on questions about mate selection, relationships, and ovulatory effects.

    Undergraduate and graduate student researcher.
    Gonzales, J., Luévano, V.X. (Department of Psychology and Child Development, California State University, Stanislaus.)

  • Using longitudinal process data (e.g., changes in perceptions of discrimination) and physiological processes (e.g., neurological reactivity to cyberball) in childhood and adolescence are related to the development of adolescent depression and suicidality. The Gonzales, J. E., Curriculum Vitae 9 long-term goal is to develop integrated profiles of physiological processes as predictors of outcomes.

    Graduate student researcher assisting with data analysis.
    Gonzales, J., (Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis), (Department of Human Development, University of California)