John Flournoy received his B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oregon. He is interested in social influences on behaviors that impact adolescent health and wellbeing, taking an individual-differences approach with an emphasis on function and ontogeny. This includes how developmental changes in social motivations and goals, especially those which may result in some individually beneficial outcomes, contribute to decisions that may have adverse health consequences.
More recent interests include how a social-motivational perspective can contribute to our understanding of the link between adverse life events and risk for developing psychopathology; and how we can use intensive longitudinal data to better understand the structure of relations between psychopathology symptoms, biopsychosocial individual differences, and daily life events.
John is passionate about understanding and communicating research methodology and issues in philosophy of science in order to improve the practice of psychological science. Areas of interest in statistics and methodology include longitudinal modeling, correlational network analysis, data simulation, and computational cognitive modeling.