Alan Feingold, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

Active Research Projects

Primary Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Feingold came to OSLC after having worked for nearly a decade as a biostatistician in the Division of Substance Abuse at the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. His main current interest at OSLC is in developing and validating new methods of effect sizes (and confidence intervals for these new effect sizes) to convey the practical significance of findings from latent growth, multilevel, and mixture modeling of continuous and categorical outcomes in the alcohol field. Developing and validating effect sizes for the indirect effects from mediation analysis with different kinds of variable distributions is a key aim of his NIAAA-funded work.

Selected Publications

  • Feingold, A. (1994). Gender differences in personality: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 116, 429-456.

  • Feingold, A. (1995). The additive effects of differences in central tendency and variability are important in comparisons between groups. American Psychologist, 50, 5-13.

  • Feingold, A., Oliveto, A., Schottenfeld, R., & Kosten, T. R. (2002). Utility of crossover designs in clinical trials: Efficacy of desipramine vs. placebo in opioid-dependent cocaine abusers. American Journal of Addictions, 11, 111-123.

Recent Publications

  • Feingold, A. (2017). Meta-analysis with standardized effect sizes from multilevel and latent growth models. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 262-266. doi:10.1037/ccp0000162

  • Feingold, A. (2017). Understanding the physical attractiveness literature: Qualitative reviews versus meta-analysis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40(e28). doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000492

  • Feingold, A. (2015). Confidence interval estimation for standardized effect sizes in multilevel and latent growth modeling. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 157-168.  doi:10.1037/a0037721

  • Feingold, A., Washburn, I. J., Tiberio, S. S., & Capaldi, D. M. (2015). Changes in the associations of heavy drinking and drug use with intimate partner violence in early adulthood. Journal of Family Violence, 30, 27-34. doi:10.1007/s10896-014-9658-6

  • Capaldi, D. M., Tiberio, S. S., Washburn, I. J., Yoerger, K., & Feingold, A. (2015). Growth, persistence, and desistance of alcohol use for at-risk men in their 30s. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39,  1203-1211. doi:10.1111/acer.12748