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William Griffin

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography

 

Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Education

Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Core Scholarly Themes

Family Dynamics/Dynamical Assessment

Research Interests

William 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.

Research Interests

Computational modeling of micro-social dynamics.

Publications
  • Li, X., & Griffin, W. A. Using ESDA with Social Weights to Analyze Spatial and Social Patterns of Preschool Children' s Behavior. Applied Geography (2013).
  • William Griffin, Manfred Laubichler, W Callebaut. Agents, Modeling Processes, and the Allure of Prophecy. Biological Theory (2008).
  • Griffin, W. A., Schmidt, S. K., Nara, A., Torrens, P. M., Fewell, J. H., & Sechler, C. M. Integrating ABM & GIS to Model Typologies of Playgroup Dynamics in Preschool Children. Agent 2007: Complex Interaction and Social Emergence (2007).
  • Schmidt, S. K. & Griffin, W. A. The Signals of Play: An ABM of Affective Signatures in Children's Playgroups. Advancing Social Simulation: The First World Congress (2007).
  • Griffin, William Albert,Schmidt, S K. Simulating Decisions of Water Usage in Uncertain Times In the Southwestern US: An ABM of Strategies and Population Level Actions. Agent 2005: Generative Social Processes, Models, and Mechanisms (2006).
  • Sanford Braver, William Griffin, J Cookston. Prevention Programs for Divorced Non-Resident Fathers. Family Court Review (2005).
  • Braver, Sanford L,Griffin, William Albert,Cookston, J,Sandler, Irwin Noah,Williams, J. Promoting better fathering among divorced nonresident fathers. Family Psychology: The Art of the Science (2005).
  • Braver, Sanford L,Griffin, William Albert,Cookston, J,Sandler, Irwin Noah,Williams, J. Promoting better fathering among divorced nonresident fathers. Family psychology: The Art of the science (2005).
  • Griffin, William Albert (Author) . Using agent based modeling to simulate the influence of family level stress on disease progression. Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2005).
  • Griffin, William Albert (Author) ,Schmidt, S K (Author) ,Kornienko, O (Author) . An Agent Based Model of Interaction between Intimates: A Proposed Mechanism for Simulating Evolving Dyads. Agent 2004: Social Dynamics: Interaction, Reflexivity and Emergence (2005).
  • Schmidt, S K (Author) ,Griffin, William Albert (Author) ,Hanish, L D (Author) ,Martin, C L (Author) ,Fabes, R A (Author) ,Barcelo, H (Author) ,Greenwood, P (Author) . PlayMate: New Data, New Rules, and Model Validity. Agent 2004: Social Dynamics: Interaction, Reflexivity and Emergence (2005).
  • . . Couple observational coding systems (2004).
  • Griffin, William Albert (Author) ,Hanish, L D (Author) ,Martin, C L (Author) ,Fabes, R A (Author) . Modeling playgroups in children: Determining validity and veridicality. Agent 2003: Challenges in Social Simulation (2004).
  • I Sandler, S Padgett-Jones, J Weyer, E Cole, G Kriege, William Griffin, T Ayers, S Wolchik, J Tein, O Kwok, R Haine, J Twohey, J Jesse Suter, K Lin. The Family Bereavement Program: Efficacy Evaluation of a Theory-Based Prevention Program for Parentally Bereaved Children and Adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2003).
  • Griffin, William Albert. Family Therapy. Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy (2002).
  • William Griffin. Affect Pattern Recognition: Using Discrete Hidden Markov Models To Discriminate Distressed from Nondistressed Couples. Marriage and Family Review (2002).
  • William Griffin, J Parrella, S Krainz, S Northey. Behavioral Differences In Families With and Without A Male Asthmatic: Beyond the Psychosomatic Family Model. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (2002).
  • . . Emotions and the Family (2002).
  • S Braver, William Griffin. Engaging fathers in the post-divorce family. Journal of Marriage and Family Review (2000).
  • S Wolchik, William Griffin, Stephen West, I Sandler, J Tein, D Coatesworth, L Lengua, L Weiss, E Anderson, S Greene. An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2000).
  • William Griffin. A conceptual and graphical method for converging multi-subject behavioral observational data into a single process indicator. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers (2000).
  • Braver, S L (Author) ,Griffin, William Albert (Author) . Engaging fathers in the post-divorce family. Fatherhood: Research, intervention, and policies (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 361Research Methods
SOC 391Research Methods
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 361Research Methods
SOC 391Research Methods
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
FAS 435Adv Marriage/Family Relatnshps
Presentations
  • Griffin, W. A. & Li, X. Unsupervised Learning of Dyadic Processes: Models, Methods, and Simulation.. Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA). Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA) (Sep 2012).
  • Griffin, W. A. & Li, X. The Complexity of Two: Dyadic Processes and the Evolution of Social Processes. AAAI Spring Symposium (Sep 2012).
  • William Griffin. Micro-social Dynamics in Macro-social Simulations. World Congress on Social Simulation 2012; Taipei, Tawain (Jun 2012).
  • Torrens, P. M., Li, X., & Griffin, W. A. Building Agent-Based Walking Models by Machine-Learning on Diverse Trajectory Samples. Advances in GIScience Research Symposium|II; Esri International User Conference (Jul 2011).
  • Griffin, W. A., Torrens, P.M., Li, X. Validating agent-based models: A modest proposal. Computational Social Science Society (CSSS) (Nov 2010).
  • Torrens, P.M., Griffin, W. A., Li, X., Sechler, C., (2010). Space-time geographic information systems for exploring the behavioral geography of social group dynamics. Compu- tational Social Science Society (CSSS). Tempe, AZ., November (Nov 2010).
  • Gwilliam A., Sechler, C.M., Smith, J., Griffin, W. A. Using Extant Data to Build Realistic Agent Behaviors in Preschool Children's Play Groups. North American Computational Social And Organizational Science (NAACSOS) (Oct 2010).
  • Li, X., Griffin, W. A., Torrens, P. M., Sechler, C. M., Smith, J., Zhu, H., Brown, S. An Introduction to Netlogo PlayMate Model. North American Computational Social And Organizational Science (NAACSOS) (Oct 2010).
  • Li, X., Torrens, P.M., Griffin, W., Sechler, C., Smith, J., Zhu, H., Brown, S. Visual GIS analysis and validation methods of individual behavioral models. Association of Association of American Geographers Meeting (Modeling Geographic Complexity session), (Mar 2010).
  • Li, X., Torrens, P.M., Griffin, W., Sechler, C., Zhu, H., Brown, S. Smith, J. A Machine Learning Based Computational Modeling Framework of Human Movement Behavior. North American Computational Social And Organizational Science (NAACSOS). Tempe, AZ. October (Oct 2009).
  • Griffin, W. A., & Sechler, C. M. Computational Social Science: Popular But Risky. World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS-08) (Jul 2008).
  • Griffin, William, Kornienko, O, Taylor, T, Schmidt, S. Agent Based Modeling of Small n Dynamics: Conceptualization and Illustration. The First World Congress on Social Simulation. Kyoto, Japan (Aug 2006).
  • Schmidt, S, Griffin, William, Hanish, L, Martin, C, Fabes, R. The Signals of Play: An ABM of Affective Signatures in Children's Playgroups. The First World Congress on Social Simulation. Kyoto, Japan (Aug 2006).
  • Schmidt, S, Griffin, William, Kornienko, O. DesertWater - An ABM of Household Water Use In The Southwestern United States. The First World Congress on Social Simulation. Kyoto, Japan (Aug 2006).
  • Griffin, William, Schmidt, S. Simulating Decisions of Water Usage in Uncertain Times In the Southwestern US: An ABM of Strategies and Population Level Actions. Agent 2005: Generative Social Processes, Models, and Mechanisms (Oct 2005).
  • Griffin, William. Simulating Decisions of Water Use in Uncertain Times In the Southwestern US: An Agent Based Model of Strategies and Population Level Actions. Arizona Water Summit (Aug 2005).
  • Griffin, William, Schmidt, S, Armendt, B. Simulating Decisions of Water Use in Uncertain Times In the Southwestern US: An ABM of Strategies and Population Level Actions. North American Computational Social And Organizational Science (NAACSOS) (Jun 2005).
  • Schmidt, S, Griffin, William. Asking the Right Question or Questioning the Right Way: Using an ABM Approach for Understanding the How's and Why's of Complex Social Phenomena. North American Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) (Jun 2005).
  • Griffin, William, Kornienko, O, Schmidt, S, Long, A. Small n Evolving Structures: Dyadic Interaction between Intimates. Lake Arrowhead Conference on Computational Social Science and Social Complexity (May 2005).
  • Hanish, L, Martin, Carol, Fabes, Richard, Barcelo, H, Griffin, William, Schmidt, S, Dodd, M. Methodological Advances in Studying Peer Relationships: The Q-Connectivity Approach. Society for Research in Child Development (Apr 2005).
  • Griffin, William, Schmidt, S, Kornienko, O. 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 (Oct 2004).
  • Schmidt, S, Griffin, William, Hanish, L, Martin, C, Fabes, R, Barcelo, H, Greenwood, P. PlayMate: New Data, New Rules, and Model Validity. Agent 2004: Social Dynamics: Interaction, Reflexivity and Emergence. Chicago: University of Chicago (Oct 2004).
  • Cookston, J, Braver, S, Griffin, William. The Dads for Life preventive intervention: Latent growth models of efficacy. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Hawaii (Jul 2004).
  • Griffin, William, Schmidt, S. Small n Evolving Structures: Dyadic Interaction between Intimates. International Conference on Complex Systems. Boston (May 2004).
  • Griffin, William. A Preventive Intervention for Divorced Nonresident Fathers. AAMFT
  • Griffin, William. Agent-based Models and Computer Simulation as a Methodological Aid for the Study of Micro-social Beh. SRCD
  • Griffin, William. Correspondence between speaker affect and listener nonverbal behavior among married. AAMFT
  • Griffin, William, Schmidt, S, Nara, Atsushi, Torrens, Paul, Fewell, Jennifer, Sechler, Casey. Integrating ABM & GIS to Model Typologies of Playgroup Dynamics in Preschool Children. Agent 2007: Complex Interaction and Social Emergence
  • Griffin, William, Schmidt, Shana, Nara, Atsushi, Torrens, Paul, Fewell, Jennifer, Sechler, Casey. Modeling Time, Space, and Behavior: Combining ABM & GIS to Create Typologies of Playgroup Dynamics in Preschool Childre. North American Computational Social And Organizational Science
  • Schmidt, Shana, Griffin, William. Modeling Affect Signaling During Children's Playgroup Formation. North American Computational Social And Organizational Science
  • Williams, J, Braver, S, Griffin, William. Matched Reports of Domestic Violence Among the Recently Divorced. Fifth International Conference on Family Violence
Service
  • Executive Committee, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, member (2020 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, member (2020 - Present)
  • 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSSA), Program Committee (2013 - Present)
  • 9th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSSA), Manuscript submission reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Fourteenth International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS), Manuscript submission reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Appointed Series Adviser Board: Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science, Adviser (2013 - Present)
  • Environment & Behavior, reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Appointed Series Adviser Board: Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science, Adviser (2012 - Present)
  • Advances in Complex Systems, reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • CSDC NSF Workshop: Group as Individual in Social Dynamics Workshop, Presenter (2009 - Present)
  • NIH, grant reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • 2009 NAASCOS national conference, Organized, was a reviewer, and chaired this conference (2009 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, member (2009 - Present)
  • Biological Theory, Reviewer (2007 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, member (2003 - Present)
  • Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA)., Manuscript submission reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA)., Program Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Program Committee, Thirteenth International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation. MABS, Manuscript submission reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Program Committee; Computational Social Science Society of the Americas (CSSSA)., Manuscript submission reviewer; conference planning (2012 - 2012)
  • North American Association for Computational Social and Organization Sciences (NAACSOS), Vice President (2008 - 2010)
  • Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity, Co-Director (2004 - 2009)
  • Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity, Director (2009 - 2009)
  • Second World Conference on Social Simulation, Program committee member; reviewer; Section Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • NSF special panel, Reviewer (2007)
  • GELSS (Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences ), judge science posters (2007)
  • First World Congress on Social Simulation, Conference Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Society and Ecology, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • MFT; ASU New Schools Strategic Planning Committee, Personnel (2004 - 2005)
  • MFT committee, member (2003 - 2005)
  • Psychological Methods, Reviewer (2003 - 2005)
  • International Conference on Complex Systems, Adhoc Reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • New Schools Committee, member (2004 - 2004)
  • ASU Human Subject Committee; MFT; Strategic Planning Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Journal of Marriage & Family Therapy, Editoral Board; Reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • Strategic Planning for Institute For Families and Children, member (2003 - 2004)
  • ASU's Math and Cognition Group; Now : Math, Cognition, and Social Complexity, discussant (2004)
  • Biocomplexity Job Search, Board member (2004)
  • International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, Reviewer (2004)
  • ASU's Math and Cognition Group, discussant (2003)
  • ASU's Math and Cognition Group, invited speaker (2003)
  • Human Subjects; IRB, Board member (2003)
  • ASU Human Subject Committee, MFT, Personnel (2001 - 2002)
  • AAMFT, Grant submission selections (2001 - 2001)
  • ASU Human Subject Committee; MFT, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • MFT, Personnel (2000 - 2001)
  • AAMFT, Grants submitted for review (2000 - 2000)