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—directing the statistical research in both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy—in the Division of Substance Abuse at the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he used (a) mixture analysis and confirmatory factor analysis to study patterns of alcohol and drug abuse and the etiology of alcohol and substance use disorders, (b) multilevel analysis to examine treatment efficacy, and (c) meta-analysis to assess gender/ethnicity differences, prevalence rates, and intervention effects. His main interest at OSLC is in applying advanced statistical techniques to prospective longitudinal data on substance abuse behaviors and their consequences, and to develop new methods of effect sizes and confidence interval estimation for findings from latent growth and multilevel modeling of continuous and categorical outcomes. He currently is examining antecedents of alcohol use disorders and treatment utilization and is planning to study the linkage between smoking and intimate partner violence in at-risk men from the Oregon Youth Study.

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