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Richard Gonzalez


Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics
Psychology Professor and Department Chair
Adjunct Professor of Statistics

Ph.D. Stanford University

Area: Cognition & Perception, Social  Back to Staff

Research and Teaching Interests
Research methodology; mathematical psychology; statistics; judgment and decision making; psychology and law; group dynamics; social cognition.

Studies judgment and decision making processes at both the basic and applied levels. His theoretical work includes developing a framework to organize the known heuristics and biases as well as formal models of decision making under risk and uncertainty. His applied work in decision making extends to eyewitness identification, jury decision making, and consumer behavior. He also conducts mathematical modeling of group processes and develops statistical techniques for data analytic problems in psychology. He has recently developed statistical models for the analysis of dyadic data. Gonzalez teaches graduate-level statistics courses.