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Avshalom Caspi, Edward M. Arnett Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Avshalom Caspi
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Office Location:  2020 W Main Street Suite 201, Box 104410, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-5835
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Teaching (Fall 2023):

  • Psy 321s.01, Personality/indiv diff Synopsis
    Gross hall 105, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Ph.D.Cornell University1986
M.A.Cornell University1983
B.A.University of California - Santa Cruz1981

Developmental Psychology

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Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Postdocs Mentored

    • Daniel Belsky (2012 - present)
    • Salomon Israel (2012 - present)
    • Sidra Goldman-Mellor (2012 - present)
    • Idan Shalev (2011 - present)
    • Madeline Hogan Meier (2010 - present)
    • Guilherme Polanczyk (2009)
    Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

    1. Arseneault, L; Cannon, M; Fisher, HL; Polanczyk, G; Moffitt, TE; Caspi, A (2011). Childhood trauma and children's emerging psychotic symptoms: A genetically sensitive longitudinal cohort study.. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(1), 65-72. [20952460], [doi]  [abs]
    2. Belsky, DW; Caspi, A; Arseneault, L; Bleidorn, W; Fonagy, P; Goodman, M; Houts, R; Moffitt, TE (2012). Etiological features of borderline personality related characteristics in a birth cohort of 12-year-old children.. Development and Psychopathology, 24(1), 251-265. [22293008], [doi]  [abs]
    3. Bowes, L; Maughan, B; Ball, H; Shakoor, S; Ouellet Morin, I; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Arseneault, L (2011). Chronic bullying victimization across school transition: The role of genetic and environmental influences. Development and Psychopathology, 25(2), 333-346. [doi]  [abs]
    4. Danese, A; Caspi, A; Williams, B; Ambler, A; Sugden, K; Mika, J; Werts, H; Freeman, J; Pariante, CM; Moffitt, TE; Arseneault, L (2011). Biological embedding of stress through inflammation processes in childhood.. Molecular Psychiatry, 16(3), 244-246. [20157309], [doi]
    5. Grisham, JR; Fullana, MA; Mataix-Cols, D; Moffitt, TE; Caspi, A; Poulton, R (2011). Risk factors prospectively associated with adult obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and obsessive-compulsive disorder.. Psychological Medicine, 41(12), 2495-2506. [21672296], [doi]  [abs]
    6. Moffitt, TE; Arseneault, L; Belsky, D; Dickson, N; Hancox, RJ; Harrington, H; Houts, R; Poulton, R; Roberts, BW; Ross, S; Sears, MR; Thomson, WM; Caspi, A (2011). A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(7), 2693-2698. [21262822], [doi]  [abs]
    7. Ouellet-Morin, I; Danese, A; Bowes, L; Shakoor, S; Ambler, A; Pariante, CM; Papadopoulos, AS; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Arseneault, L (2011). A discordant monozygotic twin design shows blunted cortisol reactivity among bullied children.. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50(6), 574-582.e3. [21621141], [doi]  [abs]
    8. Ouellet-Morin, I; Odgers, CL; Danese, A; Bowes, L; Shakoor, S; Papadopoulos, AS; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Arseneault, L (2011). Blunted cortisol responses to stress signal social and behavioral problems among maltreated/bullied 12-year-old children.. Biological Psychiatry, 70(11), 1016-1023. [21839988], [doi]  [abs]
    9. Shakoor, S; Jaffee, SR; Andreou, P; Bowes, L; Ambler, AP; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Arseneault, L (2011). Mothers and children as informants of bullying victimization: results from an epidemiological cohort of children.. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(3), 379-387. [20938734], [doi]  [abs]
    10. Shearer, DM; Thomson, WM; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Broadbent, JM; Poulton, R (2011). Inter-generational continuity in periodontal health: findings from the Dunedin family history study.. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 38(4), 301-309. [21281332], [doi]  [abs]
    11. Thomson, WM; Caspi, A; Poulton, R; Moffitt, TE; Broadbent, JM (2011). Personality and oral health.. European Journal of Oral Sciences, 119(5), 366-372. [21896053], [doi]  [abs]
    12. Uher, R; Caspi, A; Houts, R; Sugden, K; Williams, B; Poulton, R; Moffitt, TE (2011). Serotonin transporter gene moderates childhood maltreatment's effects on persistent but not single-episode depression: replications and implications for resolving inconsistent results.. Journal of Affective Disorders, 135(1-3), 56-65. [21439648], [doi]  [abs]
    13. Wong, CCY; Caspi, A; Williams, B; Houts, R; Craig, IW; Mill, J (2011). A longitudinal twin study of skewed X chromosome-inactivation.. Plos One, 6(3), e17873. [21445353], [doi]  [abs]
    14. Zimmermann, P; Br├╝ckl, T; Nocon, A; Pfister, H; Binder, EB; Uhr, M; Lieb, R; Moffitt, TE; Caspi, A; Holsboer, F; Ising, M (2011). Interaction of FKBP5 gene variants and adverse life events in predicting depression onset: results from a 10-year prospective community study.. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(10), 1107-1116. [21865530], [doi]  [abs]

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