- Assistant Professor, M. Erik Wright Scholar
- Program Director, Brain, Behavior & Quantitative Science Program
Dr. Girard studies how emotions are expressed through verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as how interpersonal communication is influenced by individual differences (e.g., personality and mental health) and social factors (e.g., culture and context). This work is deeply interdisciplinary and draws insights and tools from various areas of social science, computer science, statistics, and medicine.
- Affective Communication
- Interpersonal Functioning
- Clinical Assessment
- Affective Computing
- Technology in Psychology
- Statistical Methods in Psychology (PSYC 790)
- Foundations of Data Science (PSYC 792)
- Data 2: Hands-on Data Science (PSYC/ECON/POLS 399)
- Assessment I: Foundations of Psychological Assessment (PSYC 850)
Selected Publications —
- Girard, J.M., Vail, A.K., Liebenthal, E., Brown, K., Kilciksiz, C.M., Pennant, L., Liebsen, E., Öngür, D., Morency, L.P., & Baker, J.T. (in press). Computational analysis of spoken language in acute psychosis and mania.Schizophrenia Research.
- Van Oest, R., & Girard, J.M. (in press). Weighting schemes and incomplete data: A generalized Bayesian framework for chance-corrected interrater agreement. Psychological Methods.
- Girard, J.M., Cohn, J.F., Yin, L., & Morency, L.P. (2021). Reconsidering the Duchenne smile: Formalizing and testing hypotheses about eye constriction and positive emotion.Affective Science. 2(1), 32-47.
- Girard, J.M., Wright, A.G.C., Beeney, J.E., Scott, L.N., Lazarus, S.A., Stepp, S.D., & Pilkonis, P.A. (2017). Interpersonal problems across levels of the psychopathology hierarchy. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 79, 53–69.
- McDuff, D., Girard, J.M., & el Kaliouby, R. (2017). Large-scale observational evidence of cross-cultural differences in facial behavior. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 41(1), 1–19.
- Girard, J.M. & Cohn, J.F. (2015). Automated audiovisual depression analysis. Current Opinion in Psychology, 4, 75–79.
- Girard, J.M., Cohn, J.F., Jeni, L.A., Sayette, M.A., & De la Torre, F. (2015). Spontaneous facial expression in unscripted social interactions can be measured automatically. Behavior Research Methods. 47(4), 1136–1147.
- Girard, J.M., Cohn, J.F., Mahoor, M.H., Mavadati, S.M., Hammal, Z., & Rosenwald, D.P. (2014). Nonverbal social withdrawal in depression: Evidence from manual and automatic analyses. Image and Vision Computing, 32(10), 641–647.