The West Interpersonal Perception Lab

Lab Resources

Below is the data set from the following paper:

West, T.V., Koslov, K., Page-Gould, E., Major, B., & Mendes, W. B. (in press). Contagious anxiety: Anxious European Americans can transmit their physiologic reactivity to African Americans. Psychological Science.

Below is the data set from the SPSP Climate Survey along with the slides from the 2017 San Antonio Conference:

Pilot: STEM and Stress Individual Study Protocol


  • Soon we will post the full protocol and materials for the "stem and stress" study

    STEM and Stress Study


  • Webinar 1: Restructuring data from individual format to person period pairwise format

  • Creating data
  • PEP individual


    Webinar 2: Lagging variables in SPSS and SAS

    Below are the files used in the webinar:

  • Lag data file in SPSS
  • Lag syntax in SPSS
  • Lag data file in SAS
  • Lag syntax in SAS

  • Webinar 3: Downsampling an IBI Series Using Python

  • Resampling for Baseline
  • Exporting to Excel for Baseline
  • Resampling for Task
  • Exporting to Excel for Task
  • Below is a video providing instructions on how to use the above Python Scripts.

    These files are useful whenever you have a series of Inter-Beat Intervals (IBI) that you would like to analyze using SPSS or any other software. IBI series are not inherently structured as time series, and in this webinar we will show you how to make that transformation. Any questions about the scripts should be addressed to Oana Dumitru.


    Power Analysis for Multilevel Modeling

  • Power Analysis for Multilevel Modeling
  • Multilevel Modeling Workshop November 2017

    Below is a zip file containing all materials used in the workshop

    Aegina Summer School Workshop Materials 2018

    Below is a zip file containing all materials used in the workshop

    Below you can find materials for talks and poster presentations from the lab:

    "Are Those Who Are Influenced by Their Partners’ Physiological States Also Less Stable?" - Tessa West & Katherine Thorson, SPSP Emotion Preconference 2019

    "Turn on Your Video Cameras: Capturing Behaviors alongside Physiology to Understand Dyadic and Group Interactions" - Katherine Thorson, SPSP 2019 Symposium

    "I got rejected. Now what?"- Tessa West, SPSP 2019 Editorial Talk

    "Status Alignment Effects on Physiological Linkage in STEM Tutoring Sessions" - Oana Dumitru, SPSP 2019 Poster Session