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Fascinating article by Alex Riley about the p factor, appearing in Aeon.

Fascinating article by Alex Riley about the p factor, appearing in Aeon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Riley weaves important insights about diagnostic practices and mental health research with his own life story.  Compelling reading!  Read more here. read more about Fascinating article by Alex Riley about the p factor, appearing in Aeon.  »


Childhood Air Pollution

'Childhood Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Poor Mental Health at Age 18'

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

A multidecade study of young adults living in the United Kingdom has found higher rates of mental illness symptoms among those exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxides, during childhood and adolescence.  Read more here. read more about 'Childhood Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Poor Mental Health at Age 18' »


temi podcast

What surprises we got by following 1000 people’s mental health for decades. Podcast by Terrie Moffitt

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Temi did a fun 20-min podcast to announce her talk in the King’s College London, Inst of Psychiatry’s annual research festival on 27 April.  It’s being promoted by Mental Elf, a UK NGO that disseminates information about mental health to the public. There is a 20-min podcast link below, and... read more about What surprises we got by following 1000 people’s mental health for decades. Podcast by Terrie Moffitt »


People of the same chronological age vary greatly in their biological age, which has implications for frailty risk and for polic

People of the same chronological age vary greatly in their biological age, which has implications for frailty risk and for policy

Thursday, March 18, 2021

We tracked age-related declines in multiple organ systems across 20 years and found that, already by midlife, those aging fastest showed cognitive declines, signs of brain aging, diminished sensory-motor function, and negative views about aging.  People who are aging more rapidly than same-age... read more about People of the same chronological age vary greatly in their biological age, which has implications for frailty risk and for policy »


Mental health problems are linked with faster aging in middle age

Mental health problems are linked with faster aging in middle age

Thursday, February 18, 2021

At age 45, study participants who had previously experienced more mental health problems were aging at a faster pace, had greater declines in sensory, motor and cognitive function, and were rated as looking older than their peers. Results suggest that the prevention of psychopathology and... read more about Mental health problems are linked with faster aging in middle age »


Could studying children teach us about ageing? With Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi

Episode 2: Could studying children teach us about ageing? With Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves the study of children and adolescents or has a significant impact in their lives.  Listen here.   read more about Episode 2: Could studying children teach us about ageing? With Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi »


The same people who have psychiatric conditions when young get excess age-related physical diseases when old.

The same people who have psychiatric conditions when young get excess age-related physical diseases when old.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The same people who experience psychiatric conditions when they are young go on to experience excess age-related physical diseases and neurodegenerative diseases when they are older adults. Young people with mental health problems go on to become very costly patients in later life. Treating young... read more about The same people who have psychiatric conditions when young get excess age-related physical diseases when old. »


Childhood self-control forecasts the pace of midlife aging and preparedness for old age

Childhood self-control forecasts the pace of midlife aging and preparedness for old age

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

“Everyone fears an old age that’s sickly, poor, and lonely, so aging well requires us to get prepared, physically, financially, and socially,” said Terrie Moffitt, last author on the paper. “We found people who have used self-control since childhood are far more prepared for aging in these 3 areas... read more about Childhood self-control forecasts the pace of midlife aging and preparedness for old age »


Three new essays in issue 63 of Aging Research Reviews, by Moffitt, Crimmins, and Epel, highlight the value of behavioral and so

Three new essays in issue 63 of Aging Research Reviews, by Moffitt, Crimmins, and Epel, highlight the value of behavioral and social research for geroscience

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The geroscience agenda: What does stress have to do with it? Elissa S. Epel Social hallmarks of aging: Suggestions for geroscience research. Eileen M. Crimmins Behavioral and social research to accelerate the geroscience. Terrie Moffitt       read more about Three new essays in issue 63 of Aging Research Reviews, by Moffitt, Crimmins, and Epel, highlight the value of behavioral and social research for geroscience »


The Origins of You

The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life

Sunday, August 16, 2020

August, 2020 - The Origins of You is now published.  After tracking the lives of thousands of people from birth to midlife, four of the world’s preeminent psychologists reveal what they have learned about how humans develop.  More information about the book can be found here. read more about The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life »


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