Joseph Edward Gonzales

Joseph Edward Gonzales
University of Massachusetts Lowell | UML · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

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27 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
August 2016 - September 2020
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2011 - June 2016
University of California, Davis
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2011 - June 2016
University of California, Davis
Field of study
  • Quantitative Psychology
January 2009 - August 2010
California State University, Stanislaus
Field of study
  • Experimental Psychology
January 2007 - December 2008
California State University, Stanislaus
Field of study
  • Experimental Psychology

Publications

Publications (42)
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Contention of the ovulatory shift hypothesis is principally supported by failures to replicate previous findings; e.g., recent meta-analytic work suggests that the effects endorsing the hypothesis may not be robust. Some possible limitations in this and other ovulatory-effects research-that may contribute to such controversy arising-are: (a) use of...
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Longitudinal data analysis is a category of analytic techniques used to assess data in which units (e.g., persons) are measured more than once. These techniques can be used to inform specific questions such as, (1) what are the trajectories and rates of change in a behavior (e.g., latent growth modeling); (2) what are the relations of changes in be...
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Psychology principally utilizes nomothetic, interindividual approaches to model phenomena of interest. However, it is the case that these approaches do not always capture the processes for each individual in the sample. If the research is focused on individual processes, confining analysis to the idiographic level may be more appropriate. One way t...
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In this paper, we describe a longitudinal modeling approach for examining multivariate changes and dynamics. This technique is based on latent change scores and is executed using a structural equation modeling framework. We provide an overview of the model, describing desirable features for identifying dynamics among multiple processes. We then ill...
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In this paper, we examine the intra- and interindividual variability of daily affect in adult couples. We use a variety of analytic techniques to inspect the daily fluctuations in emotions and to determine whether such fluctuations are influenced by the partner’s affect as well as the weather. The techniques include multiple regression analysis, lo...
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Some scholars posit that students who base self-worth on their academic outcomes are vulnerable to psychological costs such as heightened stress and anxiety, and impaired motivation and well-being. Other scholars, in contrast, assert that this individual difference primarily benefits student motivation and achievement. Recent evidence that academic...
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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, family caregivers were providing a tremendous amount of care for family members with heart failure with the prevalence of caregiver reliance in heart failure expected to increase in the United States. Social distancing and other restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic may have added further challenges to caregiving r...
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Subjective stress severity appraisals have consistently emerged as better predictors of poor health than stressor exposure, but the reason for this is unclear. Subjective stress may better predict poor health for one of at least two reasons. First, because stressor exposure measures consider all stressors as equal, stress severity measures—which “w...
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Background: Traumatic births are those resulting in feelings of distress that persist after the birth experience. Health care providers may play a role in these experiences through various forms of mistreatment. Analyses of global birth experiences have generated several domains of mistreatment. This study applies these evidence-based domains of m...
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Research into suspect and defendant decision-making has predominantly utilized three paradigms: retrospective accounts, vignettes, and cheating paradigm studies. All three have been limited in their ability to capture the complexity and interdependence of decisions across the legal process, prompting arguments for the need to devise additional rese...
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Sexual violence prevention on college campuses has received significant recent attention. A prevalent intervention paradigm has centered around re-educating young people around consent and reduce endorsement of "rape myths," based on the correlation between rape myths and sexual violence incidents. Yet many of these programs have not measurably red...
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Microaggressions present significant barriers to entry and advancement for faculty from traditionally marginalized groups, yet workplace interventions to stymy them remain undocumented in the literature. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of bystander training to deal with subtle expressions of bias in the academic workplace. We d...
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Academically-contingent self-worth is commonly viewed as unidimensional, capturing how much students' self-worth links to positive and negative academic outcomes. Recent evidence, however, suggests a bi-dimensional structure whereby positive contingencies and negative contingencies are separate. This bi-dimensional model ignores common variance bet...
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Sexual violence prevention on college campuses has received significant recent attention. A prevalent intervention paradigm has centered around re-educating young people around consent and reduce endorsement of "rape myths," based on the correlation between rape myths and sexual violence incidents. Yet many of these programs have not measurably red...
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Research into suspect and defendant decision-making has predominantly utilized three paradigms: retrospective accounts, vignettes, and cheating paradigm studies. All three have been limited in their ability to capture the complexity and interdependence of decisions across the legal process, prompting arguments for the need to devise additional rese...
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JMP® Pro has introduced a new structural equation modeling (SEM) platform to its suite of multivariate methods of analysis. Utilizing their graphical user interface, JMP Pro has created a SEM platform that is easily navigable for both experienced and novice SEM users. As a new platform, JMP Pro does not have the capacity to implement certain modeli...
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Across a significant body of research, psychopathy has often been conceptualized as a biologically based malady. In this research, genetic and neurobiological differences have been conceptualized to underlie psychopathy, while affected individuals' life experiences only influence expressed psychopathic features and their severity. Psychopathy resea...
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Defendants facing felony prosecutions often avoid trial by pleading guilty. Sexual offense cases reach plea dispositions less frequently, though pleas are still common. Public opinion has held that sex offenders are treated too leniently by the justice system. However, limited research on sex offender pleas has not supported these perceptions. The...
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The probability of forming a stimulus equivalence class (yield) increases when that class includes a meaningful stimulus (Fields & Arntzen, 2017). Experimental analogues of meaningful stimuli have utilized preparations in which 3-node, 5-member equivalence classes (e.g. A1B1C1D1E1 and A2B2C2D2E2) are trained and tested using the simultaneous protoc...
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Defendants facing felony prosecutions often avoid trial by pleading guilty. Sexual offense cases reach plea dispositions less frequently, though pleas are still common. Public opinion has held that sex offenders are treated too leniently by the justice system. However, limited research on sex offender pleas has not supported these perceptions. The...
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In a previous paper demonstrating the utility of intraindividual process dynamics in predicting relationship dissolution Castro-Schilo and Ferrer (2013) applied dynamic factor analysis (DFA) models to intensive multivariate data from romantic dyads. This paper helped to demonstrate the utility of using intraindividual process data to predict future...
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In this chapter we present an application of the exact discrete model, first proposed by Bergstrom, to model daily interactions among romantic couples. The theoretical model is based on work by Felmlee and Greenberg (J Math Soc 23(3):155–180, 1999), which specifies that change in affect results from the combination of a weighted difference between...
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The practice of using covariates in experimental designs has become controversial. Traditionally touted by statisticians as a useful method to soak up noise in a dependent variable and boost power, the practice recently has been recast in a negative light because of Type I error inflation. But in order to make informed decisions about research prac...
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Abstract This study of 8-16-year-olds was designed to test the hypothesis that reading comprehension impairments are part of the social communication phenotype for many higher-functioning students with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). Students with HFASD (n = 81) were compared to those with high attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoma...
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This article presents research that questions the benefit of pleading out for sex crime defendants. Plea bargains are offered in virtually every criminal case, and therefore an empirical understanding of their value and drawbacks is fundamental to a defendant’s decision-making. Because the “horse-trading [between prosecutor and defense counsel] det...
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The goal of this study was to identify unique profiles of readers in a sample of 8–16 year olds with higher functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD) and examine the profiles in relation to ASD symptom severity. Eighty-one students were assessed utilizing a comprehensive reading battery that included basic word reading, language, and comprehens...
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Collaborative problem solving (CPS) is a critical competency in a variety of contexts, including the workplace, school, and home. However, only recently have assessment and curriculum reformers begun to focus to a greater extent on the acquisition and development of CPS skill. One of the major challenges in psychometric modeling of CPS is collectin...
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Rationale: Harsh, abusive and rejecting behavior by parents toward their adolescents is associated with increased risk of many developmental problems for youth. Objective: In the present study we address behaviors of co-parents that might help disrupt the hypothesized health risk of harsh parenting. Method: Data come from a community study of...
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In the present paper we review the formulation and application of the Latent Growth Model (LGM) and several of its adaptations with the intention of introducing researchers working with longitudinal data and designs to LGM. In particular, we present the LGM as an alternative to traditional modeling approaches used to describe mean differences and t...
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Longitudinal data analysis is a category of analytic techniques used to assess data in which units (e.g., persons) are measured more than once. These techniques can be used to inform specific questions such as (1) what are the trajectories and rates of change in a behavior (e.g., latent growth modeling); (2) what are the relations of changes in beh...
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This entry reviews the formulation and application of latent growth modeling (LGM) and several of its adaptations with the intention of introducing researchers working with longitudinal data and designs to LGM. In particular, LGM is presented as an alternative to traditional modeling approaches used to describe mean differences and trajectories in...
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Projects (3)
Project
To test the reliability, validity, and efficacy of choose-your-own-adventure paradigms in behavioral research.
Project
To develop and evaluate a novel application of the Choose Your Own Adventure paradigm, a branching hyperfiction narrative approach, to the study of decisions made by the accused in serious crime cases.
Archived project
collecting data for MA violent crime prosecutions