Dr. Patrick E. Shrout

Professor of Psychology

Patrick E Shrout is a quantitative social psychologist who studies intimate relationships and statistical methods for analyzing observational data. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1976 and was on the Biostatistics Faculty at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health for fifteen years before moving to the Department of Psychology at NYU. His methodological areas of expertise include rater reliability, reliability of change, mediation analysis, and longitduinal methods. His current research in relationship research focuses on social support processes, sexual intimacy as a relationship maintenance process and cognitive and social implications of construing couples as entities.