Ph.D., Texas Tech University,1982
Office : ISTB1 402
Phone : 480-727-9833
Webpage : http://www.public.asu.edu/~atwag
Core Scholarly Themes: Family Dynamics/Dynamical Assessment.
Research Interests: Griffin builds agent based models of micro-social interaction. His current work revolves around the identification, the quantification, and the subsequent computational modeling of the behavioral dynamics observed during complex social processes -- such as children forming playgroups or adult couples engaged in a conversation.
About Teaching: Griffin's teaching activities emphasize behavioral observation of marital and family interaction..
Agent Based Modeling Software:
Griffin, W. A., Hanish, L. D., Martin, C. L., & Fabes, R. A. (2004).
Modeling playgroups in children: Determining validity and veridicality. In C. Macal and M. North (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Social agents:Challenges in Social Simulation.Chicago: University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.
Schmidt, S. K., Griffin, W. A., Hanish, L. D., Martin, C. L., & Fabes, R. A., Barcelo, H. Greenwood, P. (2004).
New Data,New Rules,and Model Validity.Agent 2004:Social Dynamics:Interaction, Reflexivity and Emergence.Chicago:University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.October.
Griffin, W. A., Schmidt, S. K., Kornienko, O. (2004).
An Agent Based Model of Interaction between Intimates: A Proposed Mechanism for Simulating Evolving Dyads. Agent 2004: Social Dynamics: Interaction, Reflexivity and Emergence. Chicago: University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.October.
Griffin, W. A. & Schmidt, S. K. (in press).
Simulating Decisions of Water Usage in Uncertain Times In the Southwestern US: An ABM of Strategies and Population Level Actions. In C. M. Macal, M. J. North, & D. L. Sallach (Eds.),Agent 2005:Generative Social Processes,Models, and Mechanisms. Chicago: University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. October.
Griffin, W. A. (2005). Using agent based modeling to simulate the influence of family level stress on disease progression. In Crane, D. R. & Marshall, E. S. (Eds.), Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Sage Publications.
Griffin, W. A. (2002). Affect Pattern Recognition: Using Discrete Hidden Markov Models To Discriminate Distressed from Nondistressed Couples. Marriage and Family Review, 34,139 -163.
Griffin, W. A. (2000). A conceptual and graphical method for converging multi-subject behavioral observational data into a single process indicator. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 32 (1), 120-133.
Griffin, W. A., Greene, S. M., & Decker-Haas, A. (2004). The MICSEASE: An observational coding system for capturing social processes. To appear in P. K. Kerig, & D. Baucom. (Eds.) Couple observational coding systems. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Braver, S. L., Griffin, W. A., Cookston J. T., Sandler, I. N., & Williams J. (2005). Promoting Better Fathering Among Divorced NonResident Fathers (pp. 295-325). In Pinsof, W. M. & Lebow, J. (eds.) Family Psychology: The Art of the Science. Oxford University Press.