The Current Lab

A LINK to the lab manual is coming soon.  You can only access it with your e-mail address.


Here are publications from our lab:

Conferences in 2022-2023

Here are conferences at which laboratory members and Steve have presented during the 2022-2023 school year:

Tucker is no ordinary lab animal (actually, he's never been IN the lab).  However, he's helped us out with our models.  There's debate as to whether his name comes from his ear often being tucked down or is in honor of Ledyard R Tucker.  The Tucker-Lewis Index (aka, the Non-Normed Fit Index) is:

χ2/df(Null Model) - χ2/df(Proposed Model)


χ2/df(Null Model) - 1

Erin Gandelman, M.S. is a sixth-year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at RFUMS. She concentrated in psychology and poetry at Sarah Lawrence College graduated in May of 2018. She has worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Yale University West Haven VA Hospital for the past two years and has been awarded a research fellowship for the 2018 Summer Research Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. Erin has been published in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, The American Journal on Addictions, and Alcohol and Alcoholism. She is very interested in the intersections of life narratives, memory, and personality as well as the applications of novel quantitative methodology to psychological questions. Erin ultimately plans to conduct research to better understand and evaluate treatment practices for mood and trauma related disorders.  A copy of her CV is here.   She has completed her dissertation and is currently on her clinical internship at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center.

George Bate, M.S. is a fifth year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at RFUMS. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and his A.A. from Oakton Community College. Before working in the Personality and Emotion Research Lab, he worked as a research assistant in Dr. Maryse RichardsRisk and Resilience Lab and in Dr. Scott Tindale’s Group Decision-Making Lab at Loyola University Chicago. George has been published by Oxford University Press and in Eye on Psi Chi and Inquires Journal. His research interests include risk factors for anxiety and depression in marginalized populations and the conceptualization of anxiety and depressive symptoms using novel statistical methodology. In the future, George aims to conduct clinically relevant research regarding anxiety and depression and apply this research in a clinical setting.  A copy of his CV is here. 

Aaminah Khan, HBSc. is a fourth year as a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at RFUMS in Fall 2020. She earned an Honors Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Psychology and a minor in Professional Writing and Communication. She worked as a Research Assistant in the Self-Knowledge and Interpersonal Perception Lab and the Regulatory and Affective Dynamics Lab at the University of Toronto. She is interested in the emotional experience of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds who face mental illness. She is also interested in how to adapt psychotherapies to meet the needs of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at Punjabi Community Health Services on an innovative nationwide study being conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to create a culturally adapted Cognitive Behavior Therapy for South Asians in Canada. Her CV may be found here. 

Jesse Bahrke, M.S., is a second-year student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Rosalind Franklin University. He graduated from University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and from Rosalind Franklin with a master's degree in clinical counseling. Current research interests include the role of technology in understanding human emotion, particularly for those with psychological disorders. Jesse also presented findings during the APS Conference in 2022. Jesse has 10+ years of experience in the field of health and fitness, and is currently a licensed professional counselor working in private practice. A copy of his CV is here.

Kristen Anderson, J.D. is a second-year student in RFUMS’s clinical counseling master’s program.  She is interested in studying substance use, mental health, and wellness within the legal profession. Kristen is a practicing attorney with over 15 years’ experience in antitrust litigation and also maintains an active pro bono immigration practice representing refugees seeking asylum. She has been nominated by her peers as a Super Lawyer® every year from 2014-2022 and has three times received the American Antitrust Institute’s annual award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice. Kristen has also authored numerous legal publications and is frequently invited to speak on topics related to antitrust, class actions, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. She previously served in the leadership of the American Bar Association, Antitrust Section as Vice Chair of the Trial Practice and Books & Treatises Committees. Kristen is also a licensed yoga teacher and teaches yoga at RFUMS. She received her bachelor of arts in philosophy from St. Louis University (2003) and her juris doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2006). During law school, Kristen served as an intern to Justice Katheryn M. Werdegar (ret.) of the California Supreme Court. She also interned at U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (San Francisco) and served as research assistant to Professor James R. McCall (ret.). She is licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, New York, and Illinois.  A copy of her CV may be found here

This could be you!  I will consider taking an individual to pursuit graduate training in clinical psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to be Research Assistants in the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory staring in the Fall of 2024. Knowledge of contemporary personality and emotion theory and research, statistics, and/or computer programming is helpful.  If you're interested, please contact me. 

Below, you'll find stats resources from my old web page

Factor Analysis Materials


John Ioannidis's Work that I have Cited

Latent Variable Interactions and Nonlinear Effects

Longitudinal Analysis with Changing Scales

Neuroscience Statistics

Pilot Studies

Replication Crisis (non-comprehensive, updated periodically):

1422-1425. (pdf) (Supplementary material)

Scientific Utopia

Other Readings

Articles I've Told At Least Ten People to Read

Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling References (a page with a lot of references)

Network Analysis References

Not exactly statistical per se, but...  Paul Meehl related articles

Selected Support Letters/Biosketches