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Frank D. Mann, Ph.D.

Welcome to my website. I am a Senior Research Scientist at Stony Brook University in the Department of  Medicine. My work focuses on understanding the biological, cognitive, and social factors that contribute to mental health across the lifespan. I am especially interested in how personality and cognitive ability relate to different forms of psychopathology, on the one hand, and subjective well-being, on the other. I am also interested in how genetically informative designs are used to increase the precision with which environmental effects are estimated in non-experimental studies and how to measure and quantify the impact of cumulative stress on cognitive and physical health. I approach these and related topics using theories and methods from differential psychology, lifespan epidemiology, applied statistics, and quantitative genetics. Some of my recent work was featured in Social Science and Medicine, Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychological Science. Recently, I received an early career award from the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. Previously, I completed a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and taught research methods and statistics at Augsburg University. 



(Mann, DeYoung, & Krueger, 2021)


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. 


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