John C. Flournoy

Harvard University
Research Associate
- Stress and Development Lab
- Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory

Past affiliations
Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab
Personality and Social Dynamics Lab
R Club
Prevention Science Institute
Center for Translational Neuroscience
Lifespan approaches to Neuropsychiatric Disorders Lab

I’m currently a research associate working with Drs. Kate McLaughlin and Leah Somerville at Harvard University. I came here by way of the psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Oregon, and a B.A. in cognitive science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Broadly, I’m interested in the development of decision-making and learning during adolescence, and how these processes, situated in the context of developmentally normative goals and adverse environments, contribute to mental and physical health.

I am passionate about statistical methodology, especially measurement and modeling task behavior, as well as scientific computing. In addition to my experience supporting projects in adolescent neuroimaging, I have also provided technical and theoreticalThere Is Nothing So Theoretical as a Good Method expertise on longitudinal personality development, dyadic person-perception, and measurement of pubertal development.

I’m a huge fan of R, Stan, and The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science.

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