Amanda Kay Montoya
I am an Assistant Professor at UCLA in the Department of Psychology - Quantitative Area. I received my PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the Ohio State University in 2018. My primary adviser was Dr. Andrew Hayes. I completed my M.A. in Psychology and my M.S. in Statistics at Ohio State in 2016. I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics in 2013. My research interests include mediation, moderation, conditional process models, structural equation modeling, and meta-science.
MY LATEST RESEARCH
Currently in press at Addiction Biology, recent collaborations with the UCLA Additions Lab show how an alcohol self-administration task can be used to classify individuals as either motivated or unmotivated drinkers, and explore predictors of drinking status using random forests.
Currently in press at Educational and Psychological Measurement, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Edwards (ASU), we explore the (in)ability of global fit indices to select the correct number of factors in an exploratory factor analysis in the presence of global misfit and correlated residuals.