Psychology Professors Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi are known internationally for their human development research – spanning from birth to death. Their work centers on two cohort studies – the Dunedin Longitudinal Study and the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study – and involves other data sets around the world.
Our research is focused on improving knowledge about how to prevent problems of adult mental and physical health, by uncovering when such problems first emerge in life, and why. Along with our two primary, on-going studies, we concentrate our research on the following topics and tools: Genes & Environment, Antisocial Behavior, Aging, Childhood Adversity & Adult Health, Mental Health, Cannabis, Neuroimaging, Geocoding, and Statistical Code.
We publish empirical articles/studies and theoretical essays in a variety of leading journals.
Avshalom Caspi, Terrie Moffitt and Baby Oscar celebrate the release of "The Origins of You"
The research team together at Grey House, Duke University, together again in-person for new collaborations.
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.