Jeffrey Girard

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Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Research Areas: Clinical Psychology.  I study how emotions are expressed through verbal and nonverbal behavior, as well as how interpersonal communication is infuluenced by individual differences (e.g., personality and mental health) and social factors (e.g., culture and context).  This work is deeply interdisciplinary and draws insights and tools from various areas of social science, computer science, statistics, and medicine.  Current research projects focus on identifying patterns of expressive behavior related to depression, PTSD, and psychosis.


Ph.D., Psychology (Clinical) University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Psychology (Clinical) University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Psychology (Clinical) University of Washington



Teaching Interests
  • Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Programming
  • Research Methods and Practices
  • Psychological and Clinical Assessment
  • Personality and Psychopathology
Teaching Interests






Research Interests
  • Emotion
  • Communication
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Affective Computing
  • Technology in Psychology 


Selected Publications

Selected Publications