Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

External Address: 
2020 W Main Street Suite 201, Box 104410, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
2020 W Main Street Suite 201, Box 104410, Durham, NC 27708


Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1986

  • M.A., Cornell University 1983

  • B.A., University of California - Santa Cruz 1981

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Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “Genetic analysis of social-class mobility in five longitudinal studies.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115, no. 31, July 2018, pp. E7275–84. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1801238115. Full Text

Rivenbark, Joshua G., et al. “The high societal costs of childhood conduct problems: evidence from administrative records up to age 38 in a longitudinal birth cohort.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 59, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 703–10. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12850. Full Text

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Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “Eleven Telomere, Epigenetic Clock, and Biomarker-Composite Quantifications of Biological Aging: Do They Measure the Same Thing?American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 187, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 1220–30. Epmc, doi:10.1093/aje/kwx346. Full Text

Wertz, J., et al. “Genetics and Crime: Integrating New Genomic Discoveries Into Psychological Research About Antisocial Behavior.Psychological Science, vol. 29, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 791–803. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797617744542. Full Text

Schaefer, Jonathan D., et al. “Adolescent Victimization and Early-Adult Psychopathology: Approaching Causal Inference Using a Longitudinal Twin Study to Rule Out Noncausal Explanations.Clinical Psychological Science : A Journal of the Association for Psychological Science, vol. 6, no. 3, May 2018, pp. 352–71. Epmc, doi:10.1177/2167702617741381. Full Text

Romer, A. L., et al. “Structural alterations within cerebellar circuitry are associated with general liability for common mental disorders.Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1084–90. Epmc, doi:10.1038/mp.2017.57. Full Text

Beckley, Amber L., et al. “The Developmental Nature of the Victim-Offender Overlap.Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, vol. 4, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 24–49. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s40865-017-0068-3. Full Text

Newbury, Joanne, et al. “Cumulative Effects of Neighborhood Social Adversity and Personal Crime Victimization on Adolescent Psychotic Experiences.Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 348–58. Epmc, doi:10.1093/schbul/sbx060. Full Text


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