John C. Flournoy
University of Oregon
PhD Student, Department of Psychology
Prevention Science Institute
Center for Translational Neuroscience
Developmental social neuroscience lab
Personality and social dynamics lab
Broadly, my work focuses on the development of individual differences in cognition and motivation, and their consequences for health and well-being. Specifically, I focus on decision making under uncertainty, and social motivations during adolescence, as well as lifespan development of personality. A modeler at heart, I use sophisticated computational and statistical tools to understand the processes and structures underlying observed behavior in response to games and questionnaires. These tools include multi-level modeling, Bayesian modeling, structural equation modeling, machine learning, and network analysis. In many cases, I also relate behavior to physiological response (e.g., fMRI BOLD response).