Joel S. Steele, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Research Interests and Training:
I received my doctorate in Quantitative Psychology from University of California, Davis (2011). My interests revolve around the application of theoretically rigorous models of change to empirical data. Inherent in models involving change is a non-trivial treatment of time, which is the main focus of my applied work. Since life is rarely linear, this is coupled with an active exploration of curvilinear and nonlinear specifications of change. My work incorporates numerous statistical modeling approaches including: Structural Equation Modeling, Multi-level or Mixed Effects modeling, State-space modeling, and Bayesian modeling using the BUGS framework. Substantively, my interests are in cognitive and social development throughout life.