John J. McArdle

Co-Investigator, Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

University of Southern California
Department of Psychology
SGM 501
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061

Phone: 213.740.2203


Ph.D, M.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

Research and Projects

John J. (Jack) McArdle is a multivariate experimental psychologist. He is currently Professor of Psychology at University of Southern California. McArdle's research has been focused on age-sensitive methods for psychological and educational measurement and longitudinal data analysis including published work has been in the area of factor analysis, growth curve analysis, and dynamic modeling of adult cognitive abilities.

Selected Recent Publications

Blankson, A. N., & McArdle, J. J. (2015). Measurement invariance of cognitive abilities across ethnicity, gender, and time among older Americans. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 70(3), 386-397.

Blankson, A. N., & McArdle, J. J. (2014). A brief report on the factor structure of the cognitive measures in the HRS/AHEAD studies. Journal of Aging Research, 2014.

Prindle, J. J., & McArdle, J. J. (2013). How representative is the ACTIVE sample? A statistical comparison of the ACTIVE sample and the HRS sample. Journal of Aging and Health, 25(8_suppl), 85S-102S.

Fisher, G. G., McArdle, J. J., McCammon, R. J., Sonnega, A., & Weir, D. (2013). New measures of fluid intelligence in the HRS (available from Ann Arbor, Michigan: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.