Research seminar: November 22, 2019

Context Matters for Measurement: Rethinking Measures of Positive Youth Development

November 22, 2019

John Geldhof, PhD
Associate Professor
Human Development and Family Sciences
Oregon State University

John's primary research interest is the development of self-regulation across the life span and the ways that self-regulation skills can promote adaptive developmental outcomes. As a developmental methodologist, he is also interested in latent variable and multilevel methods.

He received his PhD in Developmental and Quantitative Psychology from the University of Kansas. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University. He has 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.