Avshalom Caspi

Avshalom Caspi

Edward M. Arnett Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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

Fisher, H. L., et al. “Specificity of childhood psychotic symptoms for predicting schizophrenia by 38 years of age: a birth cohort study..” Psychological Medicine, vol. 43, no. 10, Oct. 2013, pp. 2077–86. Epmc, doi:10.1017/S0033291712003091. Full Text

Meier, Madeline H., et al. “Prospective developmental subtypes of alcohol dependence from age 18 to 32 years: implications for nosology, etiology, and intervention..” Development and Psychopathology, vol. 25, no. 3, Aug. 2013, pp. 785–800. Epmc, doi:10.1017/S0954579413000175. Full Text

Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “Polygenic risk and the development and course of asthma: an analysis of data from a four-decade longitudinal study..” The Lancet. Respiratory Medicine, vol. 1, no. 6, Aug. 2013, pp. 453–61. Epmc, doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70101-2. Full Text

Shalev, Idan, et al. “Retinal vessel caliber and lifelong neuropsychological functioning: retinal imaging as an investigative tool for cognitive epidemiology..” Psychol Sci, vol. 24, no. 7, July 2013, pp. 1198–207. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/0956797612470959. Full Text

Ramrakha, Sandhya, et al. “The relationship between multiple sex partners and anxiety, depression, and substance dependence disorders: a cohort study..” Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 42, no. 5, July 2013, pp. 863–72. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10508-012-0053-1. Full Text

Gunduz-Cinar, O., et al. “Convergent translational evidence of a role for anandamide in amygdala-mediated fear extinction, threat processing and stress-reactivity..” Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 18, no. 7, July 2013, pp. 813–23. Epmc, doi:10.1038/mp.2012.72. Full Text

Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “Polygenic risk and the developmental progression to heavy, persistent smoking and nicotine dependence: evidence from a 4-decade longitudinal study..” Jama Psychiatry, vol. 70, no. 5, May 2013, pp. 534–42. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.736. Full Text

Bowes, Lucy, et al. “Chronic bullying victimization across school transitions: the role of genetic and environmental influences..” Development and Psychopathology, vol. 25, no. 2, May 2013, pp. 333–46. Epmc, doi:10.1017/S0954579412001095. Full Text

Shalev, I., et al. “Exposure to violence during childhood is associated with telomere erosion from 5 to 10 years of age: a longitudinal study..” Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 18, no. 5, May 2013, pp. 576–81. Epmc, doi:10.1038/mp.2012.32. Full Text

Moffitt, Terrie E., et al. “Reply to Rogeberg and Daly: No evidence that socioeconomic status or personality differences confound the association between cannabis use and IQ decline..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 110, no. 11, Mar. 2013, pp. E980–82. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1300618110. Full Text