Frank D. Mann, Ph.D.
Welcome to my website. I am a postdoctoral research associate at Stony Brook University in the Renaissance School of Medicine, working with Dr. Sean Clouston for the Program in Public Health. 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 at the University of Minnesota. Previously, I taught Research Methods and Statistics at Augsburg University.
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 and quantify the impact of cumulative stress. I approach these and related topics by using theories and methods from developmental psychopathology, differential psychology, applied statistics, and behavioral genetics. Some of my recent 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.