INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND APPLIED METHODS LAB

interpersonalmethods@paloaltou.edu

 

 

Copyright © 2016 by Melissa Bond

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND APPLIED METHODS

RESEARCH LAB
 

ABOUT US

Overview

Dr. Wickham’s research has focused upon several lines of research investigating the association between authenticity and interpersonal functioning and psychological well-being. He is preparing a study examining intra- and inter-individual differences in felt authenticity and attachment orientation, and the degree to which these various components may account for cross-role variation in perceived closeness and interpersonal trust.

 

Current Project

The research group is currently collecting data for an Intensive Longitudinal Continuous Cohort (IL-CC) Study called Project LIFEYEAR.  This study aims at understanding the interactions between psychological, social, and ecological (e.g. climate) factors for individuals over the course of one year. The longitudinal design of this study provides novel and important information about the roles of interpersonal and environmental factors on daily well-being.

 

Student Projects

Students typically develop a topic of personal interest in their first year in this group and are encouraged to continue with that analysis or investigation of a related topic as the basis of their dissertation study.

 

The research projects will allow the students to gain research skills from designing a study, literature reviews, recruiting subjects, administering tests and interviews, data entry and data analyses, presenting at professional conferences, and possibly writing manuscripts. Students will also be encouraged to conduct their own research projects and compete for student awards, fellowships, and grants. This training is aimed to help the student become a more independent researcher by the time he/she advances for dissertation.

OUR TEAM

tempimage.jpg

Research Interests: perceptions and conflict in close relationships, authenticity, and development and evaluation of analytic procedures for complex research designs.

The Boss

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: Trauma, and specifically intergenerational trauma in South Korea.

6th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: Program evaluation, therapeutic effect of companion animals, interventions with adolescents with serious mental illness (SMI).

5th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Geropsychology, psychometrics and measure evaluation, program evaluation, statistical modeling of test performance-related trajectories and clustering.

4th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Culture/diversity, forensic and other psychological assessment, immigration detention and family attachment/mental health, protective factors for incarcerated youth, advanced statistics.

4th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: Traumatic brain injury and emotion regulation, the effects of exercise on emotional intensity, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma.

3rd Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: Bias and perceptions of police use of force, marijuana use in transition-aged youth, sex offender treatment, and risk assessment.

6th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: Mindfulness, authenticity, positive psychology, trauma, gender dysphoria, LGBTQ issues, statistical methodology, PTSD, therapy for technologists and psychological benefits of improv.

5th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: Families, community mental health, program evaluation, psychotherapy efficacy, advanced statistics and methodology.

5th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: Serious mental illness, trauma, close relationships, romantic attachment, and spirituality.

4th Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: maladaptive stress responses among military servicemembers; veteran homelessness; substance abuse; program evaluation; clustering analysis, statistical learning, and Bayesian inference

3rd Year

tempimage.jpg

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Program evaluation, transgenerational trauma, complex trauma, the integration of technologies to improve access for military service members, veterans, and military families. 

3rd Year

 
 

RELATED LINKS

Check out the following links for more information about Dr. Wickham or our lab!

 

Palo Alto University - Robert Wickham

 

Palo Alto University - Interpersonal Relationships and Applied Methods Lab

Statistics Consulting Center