Our Research

Moffitt & Caspi’s research focuses on human development, from birth to death.  Our work centers on two cohort studies — the Dunedin Longitudinal Study and the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study — and also involves other data sets around the world.  Our current research tackles these topics: Genes, Environments, and Development; Antisocial Behavior; Aging; Mental Health; Cannabis; and the Link between Childhood Adversity and Adult Health. Our measurement tools are diverse and involve psychology, genomics, neuroimaging, and geocoding. 

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We publish empirical articles/studies and theoretical essays in a variety of leading journals.

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Away from the Lab

Along with our research, our family farm is our passion. The Macon Farm is located in the North Carolina Piedmont and is the historic homeplace of Dr. Moffitt’s maternal grandparents. The farm is a popular location for those interested in history and fun excursions. We also feature a variety of homegrown, unique pieces of art.

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