Rafael Garcia

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PhD Graduate Student

Rafael is a seniro graduate student in the Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology program. He holds a B.S. and M.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona. His interests are broad but usually involve solving interesting methodological or statistical problems. He is currently working his dissertation project (topic to be announced following approved proposal). Rafael is an active member of Evaluation Group for Analysis of Data, Anxiety Research Group, and Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology; a production editor for Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences; has previously worked with the VIPER Institute; and is currently working as a statistical consultant with the Safe and Supportive Schools Arizona (s3AZ) Project.

Selected Publications: 

Figueredo, A.J., Garcia, R.A., Cabeza De Baca, T., Gable, J.C., & Weise, D. (2013). Revisiting Mediation in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences,4(1), 1-19. Figueredo, A.J., Olderbak, S.G., Schlomer, G.L., Garcia, R.A., & Wolf, P.S.A. (2013). Program Evaluation. In T.D. Little, (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods (pp.332-360). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Figueredo, A.J., Sefeck, J.A., Black, C.J., Garcia, R.A., & Jacobs, W.J. (2012). Chapter 390. Evolutionary Personality Psychology. In Ramachandran, V.S., (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition (pp. 111-117). Oxford: Elsevier.

Courses Taught: 

Summer 2011:Psy 290A- Research Methods (Online)Psy 456- Psychology of Death, Loss Winter 2011:Psy 230- Psychological Measurement and Statistics (Online) Summer 2012:Psy 230- Psychological Measurement and StatisticsPsy 230- Psychological Measurement and Statistics (Online) Fall 2012:Psy 597a- Statistical Models for Psychological Research Winter 2012:Psy 230- Psychological Measurement and Statistics (Online)Psy 383- Health Psychology (Online) Spring 2013:Psy 597b- Statistical Models for Psychological ResearchPsyv 319- Mechanisms of Learning (Online) Summer 2013:Psy 230- Psychological Measurement and Statistics (Online) Fall 2013:Psy 597a- Statistical Models for Psychological Research Winter 2013: Psy 150A1- Introduction to Psychology (Online) Spring 2014:Psy 597b- Statistical Models for Psychological Research Summer 2014:Psy 230- Psychological Measurement and Statistics (Online) Summer 2015:Psy 230- Psychological Measurement and Statistics (Online)

Areas of Study: 

Research Methodology; Program Evaluation; Altruism; Ecological Approaches to Personality