INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND APPLIED METHODS

RESEARCH LAB
 

ABOUT US

Overview

The Interpersonal Relationships and Applied Methods Lab, under the direction of Dr. Robert Wickham, explores several lines of inquiry: close relationship processes, social perception, and statistical models for complex designs and multivariate data structures. 

Though we use a variety of methods in our research, we are committed to reproducibility. We strive to incorporate principles of open science by sharing our data and code on Open Science Framework. To get more of a sense of the work we do, please read our lab’s publications

Prospective Students

IRAM is committed to the development of successful independent researchers by providing an intellectual environment that is welcoming, nurturing, and challenging. To achieve this, Dr. Wickham's mentorship deemphasizes hierarchy and fosters collaboration consistent with the tenets of Self Determination Theory. Members of the lab are encouraged to be autonomous and individualize their professional trajectory. 

All students work closely with Dr. Wickham to develop skills in advanced statistical methods when pursuing their own line of inquiry, collaborating across substantive areas, or assisting with ongoing research. Our hope is that students engage in research and disseminate their work to the larger scientific community (i.e., publishing, posters/symposia at academic conferences, etc.).

In addition to scientific inquiry, students have the opportunity to apply their skills though program evaluation and statistical consulting. IRAM collaborates with LifeMoves Shelter Network—the largest homeless shelter in the Bay Area—to create summative and analytical reports to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs. With PAU’s Statistics Consulting Center (SCC), students have the opportunity to provide statistical support to graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. 

Prospective applicants are welcome to attend an open lab meeting during Winter quarter to meet current members, ask questions, and gain insight into the personality of the lab. To express interest in attending, email Dr. Wickham directly. 

 

We celebrate and honor our similarities and differences. Through the inclusion of varied perspectives, experiences, identities, and interests can our contribution to science make great strides.

Please visit the Research Lab Webpage for information about application deadlines and our PAU page for required application materials. 

OUR TEAM

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The Boss

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

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6th Year

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Program evaluation, therapeutic effect of companion animals, interventions with adolescents with serious mental illness (SMI).

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5th Year

Clinical and Research Interests:

Attachment, close relationships, spirituality, and psychodynamic psychotherapy

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5th Year

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.

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4th Year

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. 

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3rd Year

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Adolescence/emerging adults, emotion regulation, executive functioning, neuropsychological assessments, education/pedagogy.

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3rd Year

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Dyadic interactions, suicide, personality, advanced statistics/methodology, and program evaluation.

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2nd Year

Clinical and Research Interests: Family and social relationships, trauma, attachment, and interpersonal violence.

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6th Year

Clinical and Research Interests:

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

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6th Year

Clinical and Research Interests:

Families, trauma, community mental health, program evaluation, psychotherapy efficacy, advanced statistics and methodology.

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5th Year

Clinical and Research Interests: 

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

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4th Year

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Maladaptive stress responses among military service members; veteran homelessness; substance abuse; program evaluation; clustering analysis, statistical learning, and Bayesian inference

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4th Year

Clinical and Research Interests:

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

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3rd Year

Clinical and Research Interests: 

Emotions and self-regulatory behavior, parental and partner relationships, memory and stress

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2nd Year

Clinical and Research Interests: Coming soon!

 
 

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

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND APPLIED METHODS LAB

interpersonalmethods@paloaltou.edu

 

 

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