John Geldhof, Ph.D

John Geldhof, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: 541-737-1149

Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 470

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Academic interests: 

My research focuses on the development of self-regulation across the lifespan and the relationship between intentional self-regulation and positive developmental outcomes (especially Positive Youth Development). Because of the contextualized nature of human development, I am therefore also interested in the diverse ways thriving manifests in diverse cultural contexts. I have collaborated with teams from across the world (i.e., Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Global South) to translate, adapt, and/or develop contextually-relevant measures of youth thriving.

My research program also includes an emphasis on quantitative methodology, both as a tool for optimizing my empirical work and as a research domain in and of itself. As a substantive topic, my quantitative research focuses on latent variable and multilevel modeling techniques.


I received my Ph.D. in Developmental and Quantitative Psychology from the University of Kansas. I then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University.



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