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William Griffin

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:

Play Mate:
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.

Selected Publications:
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.