Patrick Manapat

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Psychology (Quantitative Research Methods)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Patrick Manapat is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Quantitative Research Methods within the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. Manapat's research interests include item response theory, factor analysis, and machine learning. Currently, he is working under the direction of Dr. Michael Edwards. Recent projects include the effect of nonnormality on the 2-parameter logistic model, a psychometric evaluation of the Brief Self-Control Scale, and an investigation of the replicability issues found with factor analytic studies.

Manapat has worked as a graduate teaching associate for graduate statistics courses (e.g., PSY 531, PSY 530) as well as undergraduate statistics courses (e.g., PSY 230). He has also done operational testing work as a graduate research associate for Imagine Learning, the developer of award-winning digital language, literacy, and math programs used by K–12 students.

Manapat was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing basketball, attempting to stick to his gym routine, new food experiences, craft cocktails, and Hot Cheetos. Manapat's music taste lies in the realm of hip-hop and R&B and he may or may not be a Belieber. He is. 


Manapat recieved his MA (2017) and BA (2015) in psychology from California State University, Fullerton. During his time at CSUF, he worked under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Preston.

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Research Interests


Item Response Theory

Factor Analysis

Machine Learning


Manapat, P. D., Edwards M. C., MacKinnon, D. P., Poldrack, R. A., & Marsch, L. A. (2019).
A psychometric analysis of the Brief Self-Control Scale. Assessment

Preston, K. S. J., Gottfried, A. W., Park, J. J., Manapat, P. D., Gottfried, A. E., & Oliver,
P. H. (2018). Simultaneous linking of cross-informant and longitudinal data involving
positive family relationships. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 78(3),

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