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Publications Ellen Hamaker


Van Emmerik, A. A. P., and Hamaker, E. L. (2017). Paint it black: Using change-point analysis to investigate increasing vulnerability to depression towards the end of Vincent van Gogh’s Life. Healthcare, 5, 53; doi: 10.3390/healthcare5030053.

Asparouhov, T., Hamaker, E. L., & Muthén, B. (2017). Dynamic latent class analysis. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 24, 257-269.

Hamaker, E. L., Schuurman, N. K., & Zijlmans, E. A. O. (2017). Using a few snapshots to distinguish mountains from waves: Weak factorial invariance in the context of trait-state research. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 52, 47-60.

Hamaker, E. L., & Wichers, M. (2017). No time like the present: Discovering the hidden dynamics in intensive longitudinal data. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 10-15.



Bringmann, L. F., Hamaker, E. L., Vigo, D. E., Aubert, A., Borsboom, D., & Tuerlinckx, F. (2016). Changing dynamics: Time-varying autoregressive models using generalized additive modeling. Psychological Methods. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27668421

de Haan-Rietdijk, S., Gottman, J. M., Bergeman, S., & Hamaker, E. L. (2016). Get over it! A multilevel threshold autoregressive model for state-dependent affect regulation. Psychometrika, 81, 217-241. doi: 10.1007/s11336-014-9417-x

de Haan-Rietdijk, S., Kuppens, P., & Hamaker, E. L. (2016). What’s in a day? A guide to decomposing the variance in intensive longitudinal data. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 00891, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00891

Hamaker, E. L., Grasman, R. P. P. P., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2016). Modeling BAS dysregulation in Bipolar Disorder: Illustrating the potential of time series analysis. Assessment, 23, 436-446. doi: 10.1177/1073191116632339

Schuurman, N. K., Ferrer, E., de Boer-Sonnenschein, M., & Hamaker, E. L. (2016). How to compare cross-lagged associations in a multilevel autoregressive model. Psychological Methods, 21, 206-221. doi: 10.1037/met0000062

Schuurman, N. K., Grasman, R. P. P. P., & Hamaker, E. L. (2016). A comparison of Inverse-Wishart prior specifications for covariance matrices in multilevel autoregressive models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, doi: 10.1080/00273171.2015.1065398



Bringmann, L. Ferrer, E., Hamaker, E. L., Borsboom, D., & Tuerlinckx, F. (2015). Modeling nonstationary emotion dynamics in dyads using a semiparametric time-varying vector autoregressive model. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50, 730-731.

Hamaker, E. L., Ceulemans, E., Grasman, R. P. P. P., & Tuerlinckx, F. (2015). Modeling affect dynamics : State-of-the-art and future challenges. Emotion Review, 7, 316-322. doi: 10.1177/1754073915590619

Hamaker, E. L., & Grasman, R. P. P. P. (2015). To center or not to center? Investigating inertia with a multilevel autoregressive model. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1492. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01492

Hamaker, E. L., Kuiper, R. M., & Grasman, R. P. P. P. (2015). A critique of the cross-lagged panel model. Psychological Methods, 20, 102-116. doi: 10.1037/a0038889

Jongerling, J., Laurenceau, J.-P., & Hamaker, E. L. (2015). A multilevel AR(1) model: Allowing for inter-individual differences in trait-scores, inertia, and innovation variance. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50, 334-349. doi: 10.1080/00273171.2014.1003772

Schuurman, N. K., Houtveen, J. H., & Hamaker, E. L. (2015). Incorporating measurement error in n=1 psychological autoregressive modeling. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01038



Harlow, L. L., Korendijk, E., Hamaker, E. L., Hox J. & Duerr S. R. (2013). A meta-view of multivariate statistical inference methods in European psychology journals. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 48, 749-774.



Hamaker, E. L. (2012). Why researchers should think “within-person”: A paradigmatic rationale. Invited chapter for: M. R. Mehl & T. S. Conner (Eds.). Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Daily Life, 43-61, New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Hamaker, E. L. & Grasman, R. P. P. P. (2012). Regime switching state-space model applied to psychological processes: Handling missing data and making inferences. Psychometrika, 77, 400-422.

Wang, L., Hamaker, E. L. & Bergman, C. (2012). Investigating inter-individual differences in short-term intra-individual variability. Psychological Methods, 17, 567-581.



Hamaker, E. L., Van Hattum, P., Kuiper, R. M. & Hoijtink, H. (2011). Model selection based on information criteria in multilevel modeling. In K. Roberts & J. Hox (Eds). Handbook of Advanced Multilevel Analysis, 231-255. Taylor and Francis.

Hamaker, E. L., & Klugkist, I. (2011). Bayesian estimation of multilevel models. In K. Roberts & J. Hox (Eds). Handbook of Advanced Multilevel Analysis, 137-161. Taylor and Francis.

Jongerling, J. & Hamaker E. L. (2011). On the trajectories of the predetermined ALT model: What are we really modeling? Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 18, 370-382.

Madhyastha, T., Hamaker, E. L., & Gottman, J. (2011). Investigating spousal influence using moment-to-moment affect data from marital conflict. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 292-300.



Chow, S.-M., Ho, R. M., Hamaker, E. L., & Dolan, C. V. (2010). Equivalence and differences between structural equation modeling and state-space modeling techniques. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17, 303-332.

Hamaker, E. L., Grasman, R. P. P. P., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2010). Regime-switching models to study psychological processes. In P. C. M. Molenaar & K. M. Newell (Eds). Individual Pathways of Change: Statistical Models for Analyzing Learning and Development, 155-168. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Houtveen, J. H., Hamaker, E. L., & Van Doornen, L. J. P. (2010). Using multilevel path analysis in analyzing 24-hour ambulatory physiological recordings applied to medically unexplained symptoms. Psychophysiology, 47, 570-578.

Scheres, A., & Hamaker, E. L. (2010). What we can and cannot conclude about the relationship between steep temporal reward discounting and Hyperactivity-Impulsivity symptoms in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 68, e17-e18.



Chow, S.-M, Hamaker, E. L., & Allaire, J. C. (2009). Using innovative outliers to detect discrete shifts in dynamics in group-based state-space models. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 44, 465-496.

Chow, S.-M., Hamaker, E. L., Fujita, F., & Boker, S. M. (2009). Representing time-varying cyclic dynamics using multiple-subject state-space models. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 62, 683-716.

Hamaker, E. L. (2009). Using information criteria to determine the number of regimes in threshold autoregressive models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53, 518-529.

Hamaker, E. L., & Dolan, C. V. (2009). Idiographic data analysis: Quantitative methods – from simple to advanced. In J. Valsiner, P. C. M. Molenaar, M. C. D. P. Lyra and N. Chaudhary (Eds). Dynamic Process Methodology in the Social and Developmental Sciences, 191-216. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Hamaker, E. L., Zhang, Z., & Van der Maas, H. L. J. (2009). Using threshold autoregressive models to study dyadic interactions. Psychometrika, 74, 727-745.


2008 and earlier

Zhang, Z., Hamaker, E. L., & Nesselroade, J. R. (2008). Comparison of four methods for estimating a dynamic factor model. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 15, 377-402.

Hamaker, E. L. (2007). How to inspect fruit. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 5, 250-253.

Hamaker, E. L., Nesselroade, J. R., & Molenaar, P. C. M. (2007). The integrated trait-state model. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 295-315.

Molenaar, P. C. M., Van Rijn, P. & Hamaker, E. L. (2007). A new class of SEM model equivalences and its implications. In S. M. Boker & M. J. Wenger (Eds). Data Analytic Techniques for Dynamical Systems, 189-211. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hamaker, E. L., Dolan, C. V., & Molenaar, P. C. M. (2005). Statistical modeling of the individual: Rationale and application of multivariate stationary time series analysis. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 40, 207-233.

Hamaker, E. L. (2005). Conditions for the equivalence of the autoregressive latent trajectory model and a latent growth curve model with autoregressive disturbances. Sociological Methods and Research, 33, 404-418.

Hamaker, E. L., Dolan, C. V., & Molenaar, P. C. M. (2003). ARMA-based SEM when the number of time points T exceeds the number of cases N: Raw data maximum likelihood. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 10 , 352-379.

Hamaker, E. L., Dolan, C. V., & Molenaar, P. C. M. (2002). On the nature of SEM estimates of ARMA parameters. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 9, 347-368.

Huntjens, R. J. C., Postma, A., Hamaker, E. L., Woertman, L., Van der Hart, O., & Peters, M. (2002). Perceptual and conceptual priming in patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Memory and cognition, 30, 1033-1043.

Dolan, C. V. & Hamaker, E. L. (2001). Investigating black-white differences in psychometric IQ: Multi-group confirmatory factor analyses of the WISC-R and K-ABC and a critique of the method of correlated vectors. In F. Columbus (Ed), Advances in psychological research, 6, 31-59. Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Dutch Journals (Peer Reviewed)

Prins, P. & Hamaker, E. L. (2000). De nog niet gelopen race tussen medicatie en gedragstherapie bij ADHD: Achter de schermen van de MTA-studie. Gedragstherapie, 33 (4), 267-282.

Scheres, A., Hamaker, E. L., & Oosterlaan, J. (2000). Nieuw voer voor ongefundeerde oordelen over ADHD. Boekbespreking van “ADHD in kort bestek. Achtergronden, diagnostiek en hulpverlening”. Gedrag en Gezondheid, 28 (3), 75-76.


Other Professional Publications (Invited)

Hamaker, E. L. (2012). Do we need more methods? Observer, 25(3), 20-21.

Hamaker, E. L. (2009). Het individu in psychologisch onderzoek. STAtOR, 10(2), 25-28.