Steven Pitts, Ph.D.
Ph.D., 1999 Arizona State University
Area: Quantitative Psychology
Office: MP 323 x (410) 455-2362
Fax: (410) 455-1055
Website: Not supplied by instructor
My research interests fall primarily in two areas, quantitative
psychology and developmentally limited substance abuse. Within quantitative
psychology, I am interested in the consequences of decisions made
by researchers during the analysis phase of research that can deleteriously
affect the interpretation and/or statistical decisions of the analysis.
Developmentally limited substance use concerns the fact that a number
of individuals will "spontaneously recover" (mature out
of) substance use problems acquired during adolescence. I am interested
in identifying both childhood and family factors that predict who
will mature out.
Pitts, S. C., West, S. G., & Tein, J.-Y. (1996). Longitudinal
measurement models in evaluation research: Examining stability and
change. Evaluation and Program Planning, 19, 333-350.
West, S. G., Biesanz, J., & Pitts, S. C. (2000). Causal
inference and generalization in field settings: Experimental and
quasi-experimental designs. In H. Reis and C. Judd (Eds.), Handbook
of Research Methods in Personality and Social Psychology (pp. 40-84).
New York: Cambridge University Press.
Chassin, L., Pitts, S. C., & Prost, H. (2002). Binge drinking
trajectories from adolescence to emerging adulthood in a high risk
sample: Predictors and substance abuse outcomes. Journal of Consulting
and Clinical Psychology, 70, 67-78.
Aiken, L. S., West, S. G., & Pitts, S. C. (2003). Multiple
linear regression. In J. Schinka & W. Velicer (Eds.), Handbook
of Psychology (Vol. 2). Research Methods in Psychology (pp. 483-507).
New York: Wiley.
Graduate Student Mentees
not provided by the instructor
Data Analytic Procedures I (PSYC 611) - (primarily univariate analysis)
Data Analytic Procedures II (PSYC 711) - (primarily multivariate
Experimental Psychology I (PSYC 331)
Experimental Psychology II (PSYC 332)