John Flournoy, MS

Grad Student

John Flournoy, MS, is a fourth-year doctoral student in psychology at the University of Oregon who is working with mentors Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer in developmental social neuroscience and Dr. Sanjay Srivastava in personality psychology. He seeks to characterize cognitive processes underlying the perception of individual differences in the self and in others, and to identify how those perceptions influence decision making. Specifically, his recent research has examined how neural sensitivity to emotional expressions is linked to prosocial behaviors, developmental trends and causes of personality change, and how social context influences risky decision making. He is also keenly interested in and proficient with a wide variety of statistical and computational methods.