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Modeling Multiple Time Scales of Development
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 17:00
KASTLE HALL 213
Nilan Ram, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Development and Psychology (Pennsylvania State University) will be giving a talk on November 6th, 2013.
Dr. Ram is an expert in modeling how intraindividual change and variability contribute to biopsychosocial processes that develop over the course of the life span. Examples of this work include examinations of age differences in short-term dynamics at the cognitive/affective/temperament interface; cyclic patterns in the day-to-day progression of emotions; and change in cognition and well-being over the lifespan, particularly in the oldest old. His research uses high-density data to develop new methods for coupling together processes that proceed on different time scales, multi-person extensions of intraindividual analytic techniques, and analysis approaches that maintain a focus on the individual while still tackling issues of aggregation and generalizability.