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

Wertz, J., et al. “Genetics and Crime: Integrating New Genomic Discoveries Into Psychological Research About Antisocial Behavior.Psychological Science, vol. 29, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 791–803. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797617744542. Full Text

Schaefer, Jonathan D., et al. “Adolescent Victimization and Early-Adult Psychopathology: Approaching Causal Inference Using a Longitudinal Twin Study to Rule Out Noncausal Explanations.Clinical Psychological Science : A Journal of the Association for Psychological Science, vol. 6, no. 3, May 2018, pp. 352–71. Epmc, doi:10.1177/2167702617741381. Full Text

Romer, A. L., et al. “Structural alterations within cerebellar circuitry are associated with general liability for common mental disorders.Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1084–90. Epmc, doi:10.1038/mp.2017.57. Full Text

Beckley, Amber L., et al. “The Developmental Nature of the Victim-Offender Overlap.Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, vol. 4, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 24–49. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s40865-017-0068-3. Full Text

Newbury, Joanne, et al. “Cumulative Effects of Neighborhood Social Adversity and Personal Crime Victimization on Adolescent Psychotic Experiences.Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 44, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 348–58. Epmc, doi:10.1093/schbul/sbx060. Full Text

Meier, Madeline H., et al. “Associations between adolescent cannabis use and neuropsychological decline: a longitudinal co-twin control study.Addiction (Abingdon, England), vol. 113, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 257–65. Epmc, doi:10.1111/add.13946. Full Text

Beckley, Amber L., et al. “Association of Childhood Blood Lead Levels With Criminal Offending.Jama Pediatrics, vol. 172, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 166–73. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4005. Full Text

Baldwin, Jessie R., et al. “Childhood victimization and inflammation in young adulthood: A genetically sensitive cohort study.Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, vol. 67, Jan. 2018, pp. 211–17. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2017.08.025. Full Text

Newbury, Joanne B., et al. “Measuring childhood maltreatment to predict early-adult psychopathology: Comparison of prospective informant-reports and retrospective self-reports.Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 96, Jan. 2018, pp. 57–64. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.09.020. Full Text

Wertz, Jasmin, et al. “From Childhood Conduct Problems to Poor Functioning at Age 18 Years: Examining Explanations in a Longitudinal Cohort Study.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 57, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 54-60.e4. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2017.09.437. Full Text


Moffitt, T., et al. “Whole blood serotonin and family background relate to male violence.” Biosocial Bases of Violence, edited by A. Raine et al., vol. 292, PLENUM PRESS DIV PLENUM PUBLISHING CORP, 1997, pp. 231–49.

Henry, B., et al. “Temperamental and familial predictors of criminal conviction.” Biosocial Bases of Violence, edited by A. Raine et al., vol. 292, PLENUM PRESS DIV PLENUM PUBLISHING CORP, 1997, pp. 305–07.

BARKER, D. J. P., et al. “SYMPOSIUM ON THE CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENT AND ADULT DISEASE, HELD AT THE CIBA-FOUNDATION, LONDON, 15-17 MAY 1990 - GENERAL DISCUSSION.” Childhood Environment and Adult Disease, edited by G. R. BOCK and J. WHELAN, vol. 156, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, 1991, pp. 224–34.