About the Author

Fred Clave, 2017.Fred Clavel, Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy
Social Psychology
with Quantitative Psychology Focus

Iowa State University. Ames, IA.

Master of Arts
Psychology with Quantitative Focus.

New York University. New York, NY.

Bachelor of Science
Psychology. 

Fordham University. Bronx, NY.

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in quantitative and social psychology, studying stress, social support, and health in close relationships with a dual emphasis on substantive questions and methodological issues.

My substantive interests lie at the intersection of relationships and health, including social support dynamics in romantic couples, the unique stress & health experiences of ethnic and racial minority couples, the effects of context on couples’ health and functioning over time, and the general long-term links between relationships and health & well-being.

My methodological interests include modeling simultaneous correspondence phenomena in relationships using dyadic data, using intensive longitudinal designs to examine individual and dyad-level change, modeling functional and contextualized interdependence in couples over time, and examining & developing methods of study design, power analysis, assessment, and data analysis for context-focused research in health and relationships areas.

I have taught several 400-level courses on psychological measurement, with a focus on topics such as scale construction, descriptive and inferential data analysis & interpretation, scale integrity assessment, and applied testing and assessment. I have also served as a consulting data analyst, methodologist, and psychometrician for numerous academic, non-profit, and industry clients. I also have interest and expertise in issues of data collection and management, cross-platform software utilization for data management & analysis, and programming for research and data management.

I am also a past contributor to Luvze (formerly Science of Relationships) (click here to read my past SofR articles).

Follow me on Twitter: @FDClavel

Header photo by Ben Cooper, 2009.

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