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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 »


What Makes a Criminal?

What Makes a Criminal?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Terrie Moffitt investigates whether there is such a thing as a criminal mind, and whether adolescent delinquency forecasts a life of crime.  Now, after decades of grappling with these big questions, she has some answers.  Read more here. read more about What Makes a Criminal? »


Pervasively thinner neocortex as a transdiagnostic feature of general psychopathology

Pervasively thinner neocortex as a transdiagnostic feature of general psychopathology

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A pattern of pervasively reduced neocortical thickness appears to be common across all forms of mental disorders and may represent a transdiagnostic feature of general psychopathology.  Read more here. read more about Pervasively thinner neocortex as a transdiagnostic feature of general psychopathology »


Quantification of the pace of biological aging in humans through a blood test, the DunedinPoAm DNA methylation algorithm

Quantification of the pace of biological aging in humans through a blood test, the DunedinPoAm DNA methylation algorithm

Monday, June 15, 2020

We report a blood-DNA-methylation measure that is sensitive to variation in pace of biological aging among individuals of the same chronological age.  Editorial by Jamie Justice and Steve Kritchevsky here. read more about Quantification of the pace of biological aging in humans through a blood test, the DunedinPoAm DNA methylation algorithm »


What is the test-retest reliability of common task-fMRI measures? New empirical evidence and a meta-analysis

What is the test-retest reliability of common task-fMRI measures? New empirical evidence and a meta-analysis

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Task-fMRI is a widely used method to probe human brain activity. However, the reliability of many of the most commonly-used task-fMRI measures is unknown. In this research, we performed a meta-analysis as well as novel empirical research and we found that many commonly used task-fMRI measures have... read more about What is the test-retest reliability of common task-fMRI measures? New empirical evidence and a meta-analysis »


Mental Health

Mental-disorder life-histories shift among different successive disorders, as revealed by following 1000 people over four decades

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tracking 1000 people’s mental health for 4 decades reveals frequent shifts across different successive disorders, raising the question: why study or treat mental disorders one at a time if most disorders share common causes?  Read more here. read more about Mental-disorder life-histories shift among different successive disorders, as revealed by following 1000 people over four decades  »


Associations

Associations between life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour and brain structure in a population-representative longitudinal birth cohort

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Studies with behavioural and neuropsychological tests have supported the developmental taxonomy theory of antisocial behaviour, which specifies abnormal brain development as a fundamental aspect of life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour, but no study has characterised features of brain... read more about Associations between life-course-persistent antisocial behaviour and brain structure in a population-representative longitudinal birth cohort »


New Scientist

Many conditions, one cause? A radical new theory of mental illness offers fresh hope for treatment

Monday, January 27, 2020

The p-factor of mental disorder made the cover of The New Scientist!  Very nice article by Dan Jones explains our team’s novel approach to mental health research.  Read more here. read more about Many conditions, one cause? A radical new theory of mental illness offers fresh hope for treatment »


4 Million

New study of 4 million citizens in two nations identifies very high-rate users of multiple public services in a small segment of the population

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A new study of administrative data on 4 million citizens from New Zealand and Denmark identifies a small segment of the population that relies heavily on multiple health and social services. The findings, which appear Jan. 20 in Nature Human Behaviour, reveal that this population segment was likely... read more about New study of 4 million citizens in two nations identifies very high-rate users of multiple public services in a small segment of the population  »


Moffitt and Caspi Outstanding Mentor Award

Moffitt and Caspi are awarded "Outstanding Mentor" award at Duke University

Monday, October 14, 2019

Drs. Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience have been named the 2019 Outstanding Postdoc Mentors at Duke.  Read more here. read more about Moffitt and Caspi are awarded "Outstanding Mentor" award at Duke University »


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