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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 »


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 »


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