Jeffrey Girard


Jeffrey Girard
  • Assistant Professor, M. Erik Wright Scholar
  • Program Director, Brain, Behavior & Quantitative Science Program

Biography

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.  

Education

Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical), University of Pittsburgh
M.S. in Psychology (Clinical), University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in Psychology & Philosophy, University of Washington

Research

  • Affective Communication
  • Interpersonal Functioning
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Affective Computing
  • Technology in Psychology 

Teaching

  • 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