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Wayne Velicer

Wayne Velicer


Co-Director, CPRC

Behavioral Science

Office: CPRC 44W
Phone: 401-874-4254

Educational Background

Ph.D., Purdue University, 1972

Research Interests

Statistics and methodology, measure development and health psychology.

Professional Interests

In Health Psychology, his contributions include pioneering the application of computer-based intervention to health promotion and disease prevention. He is one of the principal developers of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change.

In Behavioral Statistics, his work has focused on factor analysis and component analysis, pioneered the application of time series analysis to the behavioral sciences, and refined methods for measurement development. He was identified as one of the highest impact authors in Psychology (average citation per paper) by the major studies in 1992, 1996, and 2003.

To see my curriculum vitae click here: Curriculum Vitae.doc

Honors and Awards

He has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on more than $70 million in research grants. He was a contributing author to the 1990 Surgeon General's Report and is the Editor of the Research Methods volume of the Handbook of Psychology (Wiley). In 2000, he received the University of Rhode Island Scholarly Excellence Award. He has published more than 175 papers on a variety of topics in Health Psychology and Behavioral Statistics.

Selected Publications

Velicer, W. F., & Molenaar, P. (2013). Time Series Analysis. In J. Schinka & W. F. Velicer (Eds.), Research Methods in Psychology, 2nd Ed. Volume 2 of Handbook of Psychology (I. B. Weiner, Editor-in-Chief). New York: John Wiley & Sons (pp. 628-660).

Schinka, J., & Velicer, W. F. (Eds.) (2013). Research Methods in Psychology. Volume 2 of the Handbook of Psychology (I. B. Weiner, Editor-in-Chief). New York: John Wiley & Sons.