The Pennsylvania State University


* Research in collaboration with current/former graduate/undergraduate students.

Algoe, S. B., Fredrickson, B. L., & Chow, S-M. (in press). The future of emotions research within positive psychology. In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, and M. Steger (Eds.) Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chow, S-M., *Zu, J., Shifren, K. & Zhang, G. (2011). Dynamic factor analysis models with time-varying parameters. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 46(2), 303-339.

Zhang, G., Chow, S-M. & Ong, A. D. (2011). A sandwich-type standard error estimator of SEM models with a single time series. Psychometrika,76 (1), 77-96.

Chow, S-M., Tang, N., *Yuan, Y., Song, X & Zhu, H. (2011). Bayesian estimation of semiparametric dynamic latent variable models using the Dirichlet process prior. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 64(1), 69-106.

*Yang, M-S. & Chow, S-M. (2010). Using state-space models with regime switching to represent the dynamics of facial electromyography (EMG) data. Psychometrika, 74(4), 744-771

Hsieh, F., Ferrer, E., Chen, Shu-Chun & Chow, S-M. (2010). Dynamics of dyadic interactions I: Exploring non-stationarity of intra- and inter-individual affective processes via hierarchical segmentation and stochastic small-world networks. Psychometrika, 75(2), 351-372.

Chow, S-M. & *Filteau, G. (2010). A State-space approach to representing discontinuous shifts in change processes. In P. C. M. Molenaar & K. M. Newell (Eds.) Individual Pathways of Change in Learning and Development (pp. 87-108). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Zhang, G. & Chow, S-M. (2010). Standard error estimation in stationary multivariate time series models using residual-based bootstrap procedures. In P. C. M. Molenaar & K. M. Newell (Eds.) Individual Pathways of Change in Learning and Development. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

*Schermerhorn, A. C., Chow, S-M, & Cummings, E. M. (2010). Developmental family processes and interparental conflict: Patterns of micro-level influences. Developmental Psychology, 46(4), 869-885.

Chow, S-M., Haltigan, J. D. & Messinger, D. S. (2010). Dynamic patterns of infant-parent interactions during Face-to-Face and Still-Face episodes. Emotion, 10(1), 101-114.

Chow, S-M., Ho, M. H. R., Hamaker, E. & Dolan, C. (2010). Equivalence and differences between structural equation modeling and state—space modeling techniques. Structural Equation Modeling, 17, 303-332.

Chow, S-M., Hamaker, E. & Allaire, J. C. (2009). Using innovative outliers to detect discrete shifts in dynamics in group-based state-space models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44, 465-496.

Chow, S-M., Hamaker, E., Fujita, F., & Boker, S. M. (2009). Representing time-varying cyclic dynamics using multiple-subject state-space models. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 62, 683-712.

Chow, S-M., Ferrer, E., & Hsieh, F. (Eds.) (2009). Statistical methods for modeling human dynamics: An interdisciplinary dialogue. Notre Dame Series on Quantitative Methodology (Vol. 4). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Messinger, D.S., Mahoor, M. H., Chow, S-M., & Cohn, J. F. (2009). Automated measurement of facial expression in infant -mother interaction: A pilot study. Infancy. 14(3), 285-305.

Ferrer, E., Chen, S-C., Chow, S-M. & Hsieh F. (2009). Exploring intra- and inter-individual dynamics in dyadic interactions through hierarchical factor segmentation. In Chow, S-M., Ferrer, E., & Hsieh, F. (Eds.), Statistical methods for modeling human dynamics: An interdisciplinary dialogue. Taylor & Francis.

Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C. S., & Chow, S-M. (2009). Positive emotions as a basic building block of resilience in later life. In J. Reich, A. Zautra, and J. Hall (Eds.). Handbook of adult resilience: Concepts, methods, and applications. New York: Guildford Press.

Chow, S-M. & Zhang, G. (2008). Continuous-time modeling of irregularly spaced panel data using a cubic spline interpolation technique. Special issue on “Continuous-time modeling of panel data” coedited by J. H. L. Oud & H. Singer. Statistica Neerlandica 61(1), 131-154

Chow, S-M., Hamagami, F & Nesselroade, J. R (2007). Age differences in dynamical emotion-cognition linkages. Psychology and Aging, 22(4), 765-780.

Chow, S-M., Ferrer, E. & Nesselroade J. R. (2007). An unscented Kalman filter approach to the estimation of nonlinear dynamical systems models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 42(2), 283-321.

Chow, S-M. & *Tiberio, S. S. (2007). Discussion on Ramsey et al.’s paper, “Parameter estimation for differential equations: A generalized smoothing approach". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B.

Chow, S-M., Grimm, K. J. Fujita, F. & Ram, N (2007). Exploring cyclic change in emotion using item response models and frequency-domain analysis In A. Ong & M. van Dulmen (Eds.), Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology (pp. 362-379). Oxford University Press.

Chow, S-M (2007). Factor score and parameter estimation in nonlinear dynamical systems models. In K. van Montfort, H.Oud & A. Satorra.(Eds.), European Association of Methodology (EAM) Methodology and Statistics series (2nd Vol.):
Longitudinal models in the behavioral and related sciences (pp. 107-138). Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ram, N., Chow, S-M., Bowles, R. P., Wang, L., Grimm, K. J., Fujita, F. & Nesselroade, J. R (2005). Examining interindividual differences in cyclicity of pleasant and unpleasant affects using spectral analysis and item response modeling. Psychometrika: Application Reviews and Case Studies, 70, 773-790.

Chow, S-M., Ram, N., Boker, S. M., Fujita, F. Clore, G. (2005). Emotion as a thermostat: Representing emotion regulation using a damped oscillator model. Emotion. 5(2), 208-225.

Chow, S-M., Nesselroade, J. R., Shifren, K. & McArdle J. J. (2004). Dynamic structure of emotions among individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Structural Equation Modeling, 11(4), 560-582.

Chow, S-M. & Nesselroade, J. R. (2004) General slowing or decreased inhibition? Mathematical models of age differences in cognitive functioning. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 59B(3), 101-109.

Walpole, S., Chow, S-M. & Justice, L. (2004). Literacy achievement during kindergarten: Identifying key contributors in an at-risk sample. Early Education and Child Development, 15(3), 245-264.

Justice, L., Chow, S., Michel, C. & Flanigan, K. (2003). Investigation of two emergent literacy enhancement approaches for vulnerable preschoolers. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12, 1-14.

Chow, S. & Nesselroade, J. R. (2002). Age differences in transitory cognitive performance. In W. Gray & C. Schunn (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 196-201.