Ferrer, E., & Chow, S.M. (Under Contract). Dynamics of dyadic interactions. New York: Springer.


Chow, S.M., Ferrer, E., & Hsieh, F. (2010). Statistical methods for modeling human dynamics: An interdisciplinary dialogue. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis.


Articles and Book Chapters


Ferrer, E. & Hsieh, F. (2012). Exploratory approaches for studying social interactions, dynamics, and multivariate processes in psychological science.


Ferrer, E. & Gonzales, J.E. (2013). Longitudinal models for studying multivariate change and dynamics.


Ferrer, E., Steele, J., Green, C.T., Whitaker, K.J., & Bunge, S.A. (2012). Longitudinal analysis of the development of fluid reasoning from childhood to adolescence.


Castro-Schilo, L., Ferrer, E., & & Conger, R.D. (2011). Developmental antecedents and consequences of school attachment among students of Mexican origin.


Gonzales, J.E., & Ferrer, E. (2012). Individual pooling for group-based modeling under the assumption of ergodicity.


Gonzales, J.E., & Ferrer, E. (2013). Longitudinal analyses of sexual development from late Childhood through early adulthood.


Gu, F., Preacher, K., & Ferrer, E. (2013). A state space modeling approach to mediation analysis.


Whitaker, K.J., Green, C.T., Ferrer, E., & Bunge, S.A. (2012). Longitudinal changes in white matter microstructure predict developmental gains in reasoning ability.


In Press

Ferrer, E., & Steele, J. (in press). Differential equations for evaluating theoretical models of dyadic interactions. In P.C.M. Molenaar, K.M. Newell, & R.M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of developmental systems theory and methodology. NY: Guilford Press.


Helm, J., Sbarra, D.A., & Ferrer, E. (in press). Coregulation of heart rate variability in adult romantic partners. Emotion.


Steele, J., Ferrer, E., & Nesselroade, J.R. (in press). An idiographic approach to estimating models of dyadic interactions with differential equations. Psychometrika.



Ferrer, E. & Gonzales, J.E., & Steele, J. (2013). Intra- and inter-individual variability of daily affect in adult couples. Geropsych, 26(3), 163-172.


Ferrer, E. & Helm, J. (2013). Dynamical systems modeling of physiological coregulation in dyadic interactions. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 88. 296-308.


Ferrer, E., Whitaker, K.J., Steele, J., Green, C.T., Wendelken, C., & Bunge, S.A. (2013). White matter maturation supports the development of reasoning ability through its influence on processing speed. Developmental Science, pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12088.


Castro-Schilo, L., & Ferrer, E. (2013). Comparison of nomothetic versus idiographic-oriented methods for making predictions about distal outcomes from time series data. Multivariate Behavioral Research. 48, 175–207.


Castro-Schilo, L., Taylor, Z.E., Ferrer, E., Widaman, K.F., Robins, R.W., & Conger, R.D. (2013). Parental optimism, positive parenting, and child peer competence in Mexican-origin families. Parenting: Science and Practice, 13, 95-112.


McAssey, M., Helm, J., Hsieh, F., Sbarra, D.A., & Ferrer, E. (2013). Methodological advances for detecting physiological synchrony during dyadic interactions. Methodology, 9(2), 41–53. DOI: 10.1027/1614-2241/a000053.


Kail, R.V., McBride-Chang, C., Ferrer, E., Cho, J-R., & Shu, H. (2013). Cultural differences in the development of processing speed. Developmental Science, 16, 476-483.


Jacobs, T. L., Shaver, P. R., Epel, E. S., Zanesco, A. P., Aichele, S. R., Bridwell, D. A., Rosenberg, E. L., King, B. G., MacLean, K. A., Sahdra, B. K., Kemeny, M. E., Ferrer, E., Wallace, B. A., & Saron, C. D. (2013). Self-reported mindfulness and cortisol during a Shamatha meditation retreat. Health Psychology. doi:10.1037/a0031362.


Dang, C. Braeken, J., Colom, R., Ferrer, E., & Liu, C. (2013). Why is working memory related to intelligence? Different contributions from storage and processing. Memory. DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2013.797471.



Conger, R. D., Song, H., Stockdale, G. D., Ferrer, E., Widaman, K.F., & Cauce, A.M. (2012). Resilience and vulnerability of Mexican origin youth and their families: A test of a culturally-informed model of family economic stress. In P. K. Kerig, M. S. Schulz, & S. T. Hauser (Eds.), Adolescence and beyond: Family processes and development (pp. 268-286). New York: Oxford University Press.


Cuadrado, I., Navas, M., Molero, F., Ferrer, E., & Morales, J.F. (2012). Gender differences in leadership styles as a function of leader and subordinates sex and type of organization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 3083–3113.


Dang, C. Braeken, J., Ferrer, E., & Liu, C. (2012). Unitary or non-unitary nature of working memory? Evidence from its relation to general fluid and crystallized intelligence. Intelligence, 40, 499-508.


Ferrer, E., & Grimm, K.J. (2012). Issues in collecting longitudinal data. In Harris Cooper. (Ed.), APA Handbook of research methods in psychology (pp. 275-290). Washington, DC: APA Press.


Ferrer, E., & Song, H. (2012). Longitudinal structural models for examining dynamics in dyadic interactions. In Rick H. Hoyle. (Ed.), Handbook of structural equation modeling (pp. 601-616). New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Ferrer, E., & Steele, J. (2012). Dynamic systems analysis of affective processes in dyadic interactions using differential equations. In G.R. Hancock & J.R. Harring (Eds.), Advances in longitudinal methods in the social and behavioral sciences (pp. 111-134). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.


Ferrer, E., Steele, J., & Hsieh, F. (2012). Analyzing dynamics of affective dyadic interactions using patterns of intra- and inter-individual variability. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 47, 136-171.


Helm, J., Sbarra, D.A., & Ferrer, E. (2012). Assessing cross-partner associations of physiological responses via coupled oscillator models. Emotion, 12, 748-762.  PMID: 21910541.


Saggar, M., et al., (2012). Intensive training induces longitudinal change in meditation state-related EEG oscillatory activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 1-14. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00256.


Song, H., & Ferrer, E. (2012). Bayesian estimation of random coefficient dynamic factor models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 47, 26-60.



Ferrer, E., & Ghisletta, P. (2011). Methodological issues in the psychology of aging. In W. Schaie & S. Willis. (Eds. 7th Edition), Handbook of the psychology of aging (pp. 25-39). Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Hsieh, F., Ferrer, E., Chen, S., Mauss, I.B., Oliver, J., & Gross, J.L. (2011). A network approach for evaluating coherence in multivariate systems: An application to psycho-physiological emotion data. Psychometrika, 76, 124-152.


Jacobs, T.L. et al. (2011). Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 664-681.


Mauss, I. B., Shallcross, A. J., Troy, A. S., John, O. P., Ferrer, E., Wilhelm, F. H., & Gross, J. J. (2011). Don’t hide your happiness! Positive emotion dissociation, social connectedness, and psychological functioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 738-748.


Sahdra, B. K., MacLean, K. A., Ferrer, E., Shaver, P. R., Rosenberg, E. L., Jacobs, T. L., Zanesco, A. P., Aichele, S. R., King, B. G., Bridwell, D. A., Mangun, G. R., Lavy, S., Wallace, B. A., & Saron, C. D. (2011). Enhanced response inhibition during intensive meditation training predicts improvements in self-reported adaptive socio-emotional functioning. Emotion, 11, 299-312.


Steele, J. & Ferrer, E. (2011). Latent differential equation modeling of self-regulatory and coregulatory affective processes. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 46, 956-984.


Steele, J., & Ferrer, E. (2011). Randomness and Residuals: A reply to Oud and Folmer’s Critique. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 46, 994-1003.


Wendelken, C., O’Hare, E.D., Whitaker, K.J., Ferrer, E., & Bunge, S.A. (2011). Increased functional selectivity over development in rostrolateral prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(47), 17260-17268.



Ferrer, E., Chen, S., Chow, S.M., & Hsieh, F. (2010). Exploring intra-individual, inter-individual and inter-variable dynamics in dyadic interactions. In S.M. Chow, E. Ferrer, & F. Hsieh (Eds.), Statistical methods for modeling human dynamics: An interdisciplinary dialogue (pp. 381-411). New York: Taylor and Francis.


Ferrer, E., & McArdle, J.J. (2010). Longitudinal modeling of developmental changes in psychological research. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 149-154.


Ferrer, E., Shaywitz, B.A., Holahan, J.N., Marchione, K., & Shaywitz, S.E. (2010). Uncoupling of reading and IQ over time: Empirical evidence for a definition of dyslexia. Psychological Science, ,21, 93-101.


Gaffney, T., Cudeck, R., Ferrer, E., & Widaman, K.F. (2010). On the factor structure of standardized educational achievement tests. Journal of Applied Measurement, 11, 1-25.


Hsieh, F., Ferrer, E., Chen, S., & Chow, S.-M. (2010). Exploring nonstationary dynamics in dyadic interactions via hierarchical segmentation. Psychometrika, 75, 351-372.


Larzalere, R. E., Ferrer, E., & Khun, B.R. (2010). Differences in causal estimates from longitudinal analyses of residualized versus simple gain scores: Contrasting controls for selection and regression artifacts. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 34, 180-189.


McAssey, M., Hsieh, F., & Ferrer, E. (2010). Optimal and robust design for efficient system-wide synchronization in networks of randomly-wired neuron-nodes. Statistics and Its Interface, 3, 159-168.


MacLean, K.A., Ferrer, E., Aichele, S.R., Bridwell, D.A., Zanesco, A.P., Jacobs, T.L., King, B.G., Rosenberg, E.L., Sahdra, B.K., Shaver, P.R., Wallace, B.A., Mangun, G.R., & Saron, C.D. (2010). Intensive meditation training leads to improvements in perceptual discrimination and sustained attention. Pscyhological Science, 21, 829-839.


Molero, F., Shaver, P.R., Ferrer, E., Cuadrado, I., & Alonso-Arbiol, I. (2010). Attachment insecurities and relationship adjustment in long-term Spanish couples: A dyadic approach. Personal Relationships. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01325.x.


Widaman, K.F., & Ferrer, E., & Conger, R.D. (2010). Factorial invariance within longitudinal structural equation models: Measuring the same construct across time. Child Development Perspectives, 4, 10-18.



Ferrer, E., O’Hare, E., & Bunge, S.A. (2009). Fluid reasoning and the developing brain. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 3(1), 46-51.


Ferrer, E., & Zhang, G. (2009). Time series models for examining psychological processes: Applications and new developments. In R. E. Millsap, & A. Maydeu-Olivares (Eds.), Handbook of quantitative methods in psychology (637-657). London: Sage Publications.


Song, H., & Ferrer, E. (2009). State-space modeling of dynamic psychological processes via the Kalman smoother algorithm: Rationale, finite sample properties, and applications. Structural Equation Modeling, 16, 338-363.


Song, H., Thompson, R.A., & Ferrer, E. (2009). Attachment and self-evaluation in Chinese adolescents: Developmental and gender differences. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 1267-1286.



Corbett, B., Shickman, K., & Ferrer, E. (2008). The effects of Tomatis sound therapy on language in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 562-566.


Ferrer, E., & Widaman, K. F. (2008). Dynamic factor analysis of dyadic affective processes with inter-group differences. In N.A. Card, J.P. Selig., & T.D. Little (Eds.), Modeling dyadic and interdependent data in the developmental and behavioral sciences (pp. 107-137). Hillsdale, NJ: Psychology Press.


Ferrer, E., Balluerka, N., & Widaman, K.F. (2008).  Factorial Invariance and the specification of second-order latent growth models. Methodology, 4, 22-36.


Wright, S.B., Matlen, B.J., Baym, C.L., Ferrer, E., & Bunge, S.A. (2008). Neural correlates of fluid reasoning in children and adults. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 1, 1-8.



Bales, K. L., Plotsky, P. M., Young, L. J, Lim, M. M., Grotte, N., Ferrer, E., & Carter, C. S. (2007). Neonatal oxytocin manipulations have long-lasting, sexually dimorphic effects on vasopressin receptors. Neuroscience, 144, 38-45.


Chow, S –M., Ferrer, E., & Nesselroade, J.R. (2007). An unscented Kalman filter approach to the estimation of nonlinear dynamical systems models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 42, 283-321.


Ferrer, E., McArdle, J.J., Shaywitz, B.A., Holahan, J.N., Marchione, K., & Shaywitz, S.E. (2007). Longitudinal models of developmental dynamics between reading and cognition from childhood to adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1460-1473.


Kail, R.V., & Ferrer, E. (2007). Processing speed in childhood and adolescence: Longitudinal models for examining developmental change. Child Development, 78, 1760-1770.


Shaywitz, B.A., Ferrer, E., & Shaywitz, S.E. (2007). A case of less than meets the eye. Annals of Neurology, 10.1002, 21156.



Ferrer, E. (2006). Application of dynamic factor analysis to affective processes in dyads. In A.D. Ong & M. van Dulmen (Eds.), Handbook of methods in positive psychology (pp. 41-58). Oxford University Press.


Sbarra, D.A., & Ferrer, E. (2006). The Structure and process of emotional experience following non-marital relationship dissolution: Dynamic factor analyses of love, anger, and sadness. Emotion, 6, 224-238.



Ferrer, E., Salthouse, T.A., McArdle, J.J., Stewart, W.F. & Schwartz, B.S. (2005). Multivariate modeling of age and retest in longitudinal studies of cognitive abilities. Psychology and Aging, 20, 412-422.



Ferrer, E. & McArdle, J.J. (2004). An experimental analysis of dynamic hypotheses about cognitive abilities and achievement from childhood to early adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 40, 935-952.


Salthouse, T.A., Schroeder, D.H. & Ferrer, E. (2004). Decomposing longitudinal cognitive change in adults between 18 and 60 years of age. Developmental Psychology, 40, 813-822.


Ferrer, E., Hamagami, F., & McArdle, J.J. (2004). Modeling latent growth curves with incomplete data using different types of structural equation modeling and multilevel software. Structural Equation Modeling, 11, 452-483.


Ferrer, E., Salthouse, T.A., Stewart, W.F. & Schwartz, B.S. (2004). Modeling age and retest processes in longitudinal studies of cognitive abilities. Psychology and Aging, 19, 243-259. 



Ferrer, E. & McArdle, J.J. (2003). Alternative structural models for multivariate longitudinal data analysis. Structural Equation Modeling, 10, 493-524.


Ferrer, E. & Nesselroade, J.R. (2003). Modeling affective processes in dyadic relations via dynamic factor analysis. Emotion,3, 344-360.


Hamagami, F., McArdle, J. J., Nesselroade, J.R., Ferrer, E., & Boker, S. (2003). Modeling acceleration of dynamic systems with inter-individual variation using structured difference equation methodology. Technical Report. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.


Salthouse, T.A., & Ferrer-Caja, E. (2003). What needs to be explained to account for age-related effects on multiple cognitive variables? Psychology and Aging, 18, 91-110.



Ferrer, E. & McArdle, J.J. (2002). An effectiveness study of summer bridge programs. Technical Report. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.


Ferrer-Caja, E., Crawford, J.R., & Bryan, J. (2002). A structural modeling examination of the executive decline hypothesis of cognitive aging through reanalysis of Crawford et al.'s (2000) data. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 9, 231-249.


Ferrer-Caja, E., & Weiss, M.R. (2002). Cross-validation of a model of intrinsic motivation in physical education with students enrolled in elective courses. Journal of Experimental Education, 71, 41-65.


McArdle, J.J., Ferrer-Caja, E., Hamagami, F., & Woodcock, R.W. (2002). Comparative longitudinal structural analyses of the growth and decline of multiple intellectual abilities over the life-span. Developmental Psychology, 38, 115-142.


Weiss, M.R., & Ferrer-Caja, E. (2002). Motivational orientations in sport. In T.S. Horn (Ed.), Advances in sport psychology (2nd ed., pp. 101-183). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.



Ferrer-Caja, E., & Weiss, M.R. (2000). Predictors of intrinsic motivation among adolescent students in physical education. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 71, 267-279.