Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1986

  • M.A., Cornell University 1983

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


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Moffitt, Terrie E., et al. “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, vol. 108, no. 7, Feb. 2011, pp. 2693–98. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1010076108. Full Text

Arseneault, Louise, et al. “Childhood trauma and children's emerging psychotic symptoms: A genetically sensitive longitudinal cohort study.The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 168, no. 1, Jan. 2011, pp. 65–72. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.10040567. Full Text

Houts, Renate M., et al. “The challenging pupil in the classroom: the effect of the child on the teacher.Psychological Science, vol. 21, no. 12, Dec. 2010, pp. 1802–10. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797610388047. Full Text

Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “Context and sequelae of food insecurity in children's development.American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 172, no. 7, Oct. 2010, pp. 809–18. Epmc, doi:10.1093/aje/kwq201. Full Text

Wong, Chloe Chung Yi, et al. “A longitudinal study of epigenetic variation in twins.Epigenetics, vol. 5, no. 6, Aug. 2010, pp. 516–26. Epmc, doi:10.4161/epi.5.6.12226. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sugden, Karen, et al. “Serotonin transporter gene moderates the development of emotional problems among children following bullying victimization.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 49, no. 8, Aug. 2010, pp. 830–40. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2010.01.024. Full Text

Bowes, Lucy, et al. “Families promote emotional and behavioural resilience to bullying: evidence of an environmental effect.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 51, no. 7, July 2010, pp. 809–17. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02216.x. Full Text

Moffitt, T. E., et al. “How common are common mental disorders? Evidence that lifetime prevalence rates are doubled by prospective versus retrospective ascertainment.Psychological Medicine, vol. 40, no. 6, June 2010, pp. 899–909. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0033291709991036. Full Text Open Access Copy

Melchior, M., et al. “In reply.” Pediatrics, vol. 125, no. 5, May 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1542/peds.2010-0808a. Full Text