Tom Hollenstein

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario


Advanced Visualization and Behavioral Analysis with State Space Grids


Abstract: In this presentation, I will review the state space grid technique for the analysis of synchronized categorical time series. Using examples from published and ongoing studies, I will demonstrate how the GridWare software program can be used to visualize temporal dynamics and derive indices of the structural patterns and specific content displayed on the grids.


Related Publications:

Butler, E.A., Hollenstein, T., Shoham, V. & Rohrbaugh, N. (2013): A dynamic state-space analysis of interpersonal emotion regulation in couples who smoke. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Doi: 10.1177/0265407513508732

Hollenstein, T. (2013): State Space Grids. New York: Springer

Hollenstein, T. (2012): Using state space grids for understanding processes of change and stability in adolescence. In: Kunnen, E.S. (Ed.): A dynamic systems approach to adolescent development. London: Psychology Press

Hollenstein, T. & Lewis, M.D. (2006): A state space analysis of emotion and flexibility in parent-child interactions. Emotion, 6, 663-669. Doi: 10.1037/1528-3542.6.4.656

Hollenstein, T., Granic, I., Stoolmiller, M. & Snyder, J. (2004): Rigidity in parent-child interactions and the development of externalizing and internalizing behavior in early childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 595-607. Doi: 10.1023/B:JACP.0000047209.37650.41

Lavictoire, L., Snyder, J., Stoolmiller, M. & Hollenstein, T. (2012): Affective dynamics in triadic peer interactions in early childhood. Nonlinear Dynamics in Psychology and the Life Sciences. 16, 293-312.

Lunkenheimer, E.S., Olson, S.L., Hollenstein, T., Sameroff, A. & Winter, C. (2011): Dyadic flexibility and positive affect in parent-child coregulation and the development of children's behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 577-591. Doi: 10.1017/S095457941100006X


Short Biography: Tom Hollenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is the leading expert on state space grid analysis and distributes the free software GridWare through His research focuses on the observation of emotional dynamics in children and adolescents in social contexts and using dynamic systems approaches to study development.