About

Eiko Fried is a psychologist, methodologist, and nearly photographer. He runs this site and if anything is broken, you should probably blame him. You can reach him at EikoFried@gmail.com, @EikoFried, and eiko-fried.com. This is his CV.

Network models and dynamical systems in psychological research have recently gained increasing popularity and recognition, especially for their application to mental disorders. It can be difficult to keep track of the newest advancements in the fields: not only do numerous labgroups all over the world now use network models to analyze their data, there is also a growing number of R-packages and other software that can be used.

This website thus has the following goals:

  1. To provide updates for both applied researchers and methodologists regarding papers, preprints, statistical software, conferences, positions, and other things worth knowing for psychological research on network models, dynamical systems, complex systems, time-series analyses, causal discovery and phase transitions.
  2. To give researchers an introduction to network modeling for psychological data via a compendium of state-of-the-art tutorials.
  3. To eventually build a repository/database of all relevant literature, including a search function, which will enable researchers to find papers by topics (e.g., all papers pertaining to “psychosis” and “time-series data”). This is currently under construction.
  4. To enable open discussions about network analysis, which currently mostly happens in email conversations. Please use this website as platform to discuss preprints or already published papers in the comments section: let’s try to tackle challenges together that the field is facing.

Make sure to also check out the Psychological Dynamics open Facebook group Sacha Epskamp set up. The group and this blog collaborate closely and you will see a large number of cross-postings. Finally, the Psychosystems website of Denny Borsboom’s lab in Amsterdam of which I am also a member is a very resourceful website with many presentations, publications, blog posts, and a technical support forum.