Frank D. Mann, Ph.D.
Welcome to my website. I am a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota. I work with Drs. Colin DeYoung and Robert Krueger in the Department of Psychology and Dr. Valerie Tiberius in the Department of Philosophy. I am a member of the editorial board of Personality and Individual Differences and work part-time as a consultant for the Center for Practice Transformation in the School of Social Work. This coming August, I will begin a postdoctoral position in the Department of Public Health at Stony Brook University Hospital, working with Dr. Sean Clouston.
My work is focused on understanding the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to health and well-being. I am especially interested in how individual differences in personality and cognitive ability relate to different forms of mental illness, on the one hand, and subjective well-being, on the other. I am also interested in how genetically-informative designs can be used to increase the precision with which exposure effects are estimated in non-experimental studies and how to best operationalize the experience of cumulative stress. I approach these and related topics by using theories and methods from differential psychology, developmental psychopathology, applied statistics, and behavioral genetics. Some of my publications can be found in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Clinical Psychological Science.
PREVIEW OF UPCOMING RESEARCH
PREVIEW OF RECENT WORK
(Mann, DeYoung, & Krueger, 2019)
Note. Model predicted trends in rank-order stability of the Big Five Domains of personalty and eudaimonic, hedonic, and social well-Being. Best-fitting trends according to AIC, BIC & Δχ2 are enclosed in rectangles.