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 at Santa Cruz 1981


Development, epidemiology, genetics, health inequalities, personality

Baldwin, Jessie R., et al. “Childhood Bullying Victimization and Overweight in Young Adulthood: A Cohort Study.Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 78, no. 9, Nov. 2016, pp. 1094–103. Epmc, doi:10.1097/psy.0000000000000388. Full Text

Cerdá, Magdalena, et al. “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, vol. 4, no. 6, Nov. 2016, pp. 1028–46. Epmc, doi:10.1177/2167702616630958. Full Text

Reuben, Aaron, et al. “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, vol. 57, no. 10, Oct. 2016, pp. 1103–12. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12621. Full Text

Beckley, Amber L., et al. “Adult-onset offenders: Is a tailored theory warranted?Journal of Criminal Justice, vol. 46, Sept. 2016, pp. 64–81. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2016.03.001. Full Text

Belsky, Daniel W., et al. “The Genetics of Success: How Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms Associated With Educational Attainment Relate to Life-Course Development.Psychological Science, vol. 27, no. 7, July 2016, pp. 957–72. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797616643070. Full Text Open Access Copy

Meier, Madeline H., et al. “Associations Between Cannabis Use and Physical Health Problems in Early Midlife: A Longitudinal Comparison of Persistent Cannabis vs Tobacco Users.Jama Psychiatry, vol. 73, no. 7, July 2016, pp. 731–40. Epmc, doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0637. Full Text

Meier, M. H., et al. “Which adolescents develop persistent substance dependence in adulthood? Using population-representative longitudinal data to inform universal risk assessment.Psychological Medicine, vol. 46, no. 4, Mar. 2016, pp. 877–89. Epmc, doi:10.1017/S0033291715002482. Full Text

Thomson, William Murray, et al. “Telomere length and periodontal attachment loss: a prospective cohort study.Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol. 43, no. 2, Feb. 2016, pp. 121–27. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpe.12499. Full Text

Sugden, Karen, et al. “Is Toxoplasma Gondii Infection Related to Brain and Behavior Impairments in Humans? Evidence from a Population-Representative Birth Cohort.” Plos One, vol. 11, no. 2, Feb. 2016. Wos-lite, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148435. Full Text

Goldman-Mellor, Sidra, et al. “Committed to work but vulnerable: self-perceptions and mental health in NEET 18-year olds from a contemporary British cohort.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 57, no. 2, Feb. 2016, pp. 196–203. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jcpp.12459. Full Text