Welcome

Thanks for visiting the Gates Lab research page. We are housed in the Quantitative Psychology program of the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina.

In general, we aim to describe peoples’ psychological, behavioral, and emotional processes using quantitative methods. We view people as being unique; as such, one model likely cannot be used to meaningfully describe all individuals.

To achieve this goal we utilize methods within time series analysis, structural equation modeling, machine learning, and network theory frameworks. Within these domains we develop, test, and disseminate analytic methods for use with intensive longitudinal data such as psychophysiological (e.g., functional MRI & electrocardiogram), ecological momentary assessment (e.g., daily diary studies), and dyadic interaction (e.g., mother-infant; husband-wife).

For developers: https://github.com/GatesLab

This lab denounces racism and all other forms of discrimination and we are each personally committed to helping to achieve a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive science of quantitative psychology. We seek to foster relationships with students and colleagues of all races, ages, disability statuses, ethnicities, family or marital statuses, gender identities or expressions, languages, national origins, political affiliations, religions, sexual orientations, and socio-economic statuses. Please also see the Code of Conduct for our Program, describing expectations for Thurstone Lab members.