Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 1986

  • M.A., Cornell University 1983

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


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Schaefer, JD, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Israel, S, Levine, ME, Sugden, K, Williams, B, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Early-Life Intelligence Predicts Midlife Biological Age." The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 71.6 (November 2016): 968-977. Full Text

Newbury, J, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Odgers, CL, and Fisher, HL. "Why Are Children in Urban Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Psychotic Symptoms? Findings From a UK Longitudinal Cohort Study." Schizophrenia Bulletin 42.6 (November 2016): 1372-1383. Full Text

Baldwin, JR, Arseneault, L, Odgers, C, Belsky, DW, Matthews, T, Ambler, A, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, and Danese, A. "Childhood Bullying Victimization and Overweight in Young Adulthood: A Cohort Study." Psychosomatic Medicine 78.9 (November 2016): 1094-1103. Full Text

Cerdá, M, Moffitt, TE, Meier, MH, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Ramrakha, S, Hogan, S, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "Persistent cannabis dependence and alcohol dependence represent risks for midlife economic and social problems: A longitudinal cohort study." Clinical psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science 4.6 (November 2016): 1028-1046. Full Text

Reuben, A, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Harrington, H, Schroeder, F, Hogan, S, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Danese, A. "Lest we forget: comparing retrospective and prospective assessments of adverse childhood experiences in the prediction of adult health." Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines 57.10 (October 2016): 1103-1112. Full Text

Beckley, AL, Caspi, A, Harrington, H, Houts, RM, Mcgee, TR, Morgan, N, Schroeder, F, Ramrakha, S, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Adult-onset offenders: Is a tailored theory warranted?." Journal of Criminal Justice 46 (September 2016): 64-81. Full Text

Belsky, DW, Moffitt, TE, Corcoran, DL, Domingue, B, Harrington, H, Hogan, S, Houts, R, Ramrakha, S, Sugden, K, Williams, BS, Poulton, R, and Caspi, A. "The Genetics of Success: How Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms Associated With Educational Attainment Relate to Life-Course Development." Psychological Science 27.7 (July 2016): 957-972. Full Text Open Access Copy

Meier, MH, Caspi, A, Cerdá, M, Hancox, RJ, Harrington, H, Houts, R, Poulton, R, Ramrakha, S, Thomson, WM, and Moffitt, TE. "Associations Between Cannabis Use and Physical Health Problems in Early Midlife: A Longitudinal Comparison of Persistent Cannabis vs Tobacco Users." Jama Psychiatry 73.7 (July 2016): 731-740. Full Text

Meier, MH, Hall, W, Caspi, A, Belsky, DW, Cerdá, M, Harrington, HL, Houts, R, Poulton, R, and Moffitt, TE. "Which adolescents develop persistent substance dependence in adulthood? Using population-representative longitudinal data to inform universal risk assessment." Psychological medicine 46.4 (March 2016): 877-889. Full Text

Thomson, WM, Zeng, J, Broadbent, JM, Foster Page, LA, Shalev, I, Moffitt, TE, Caspi, A, Williams, SM, Braithwaite, AW, Robertson, SP, and Poulton, R. "Telomere length and periodontal attachment loss: a prospective cohort study." Journal of Clinical Periodontology 43.2 (February 19, 2016): 121-127. Full Text