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

Caspi, Avshalom, et al. “Genetic sensitivity to the environment: the case of the serotonin transporter gene and its implications for studying complex diseases and traits.The American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 167, no. 5, May 2010, pp. 509–27. Epmc, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.09101452. Full Text

Polanczyk, Guilherme, et al. “Etiological and clinical features of childhood psychotic symptoms: results from a birth cohort.Arch Gen Psychiatry, vol. 67, no. 4, Apr. 2010, pp. 328–38. Pubmed, doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.14. Full Text

Polanczyk, Guilherme, et al. “Implications of extending the ADHD age-of-onset criterion to age 12: results from a prospectively studied birth cohort.J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, vol. 49, no. 3, Mar. 2010, pp. 210–16.

Kaufman, Joan, et al. “Arguable assumptions, debatable conclusions.Biological Psychiatry, vol. 67, no. 4, Feb. 2010, pp. e19–20. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.07.041. Full Text

Reichenberg, Abraham, et al. “Static and dynamic cognitive deficits in childhood preceding adult schizophrenia: a 30-year study.Am J Psychiatry, vol. 167, no. 2, Feb. 2010, pp. 160–69. Pubmed, doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2009.09040574. Full Text

Hancox, R. J., et al. “Effects of cannabis on lung function: a population-based cohort study.The European Respiratory Journal, vol. 35, no. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 42–47. Epmc, doi:10.1183/09031936.00065009. Full Text

Polanczyk, G., et al. “Childhood psychotic symptoms share etiological and clinical features with adult schizophrenia: Results from a representative birth cohort.Archives of General Psychiatry, vol. 67, 2010, pp. 228–328.

Hancox, R. J., et al. “Differential effects of cannabis and tobacco smoking on lung function: A population-based study.European Respiratory Journal, vol. 35, 2010, pp. 42–47.

Houts, R. M., et al. “The challenging pupil in the classroom: Child effects on teachers.” Psychological Science, 2010.

Danese, Andrea, et al. “Adverse childhood experiences and adult risk factors for age-related disease: depression, inflammation, and clustering of metabolic risk markers.Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, vol. 163, no. 12, Dec. 2009, pp. 1135–43. Epmc, doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.214. Full Text