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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  »


The Origins of You

The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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.  The Origins of You is scheduled for publication in Spring 2020.  More information about the book can be found... read more about The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life »


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 »


Gait speed

Association of Neurocognitive and Physical Function With Gait Speed in Midlife

Friday, October 11, 2019

Gait speed (how fast you walk) is not only an indicator of your physical well-being but also an index of the health of your brain. These findings are based on the Dunedin Study, which has followed a birth cohort of 1,000 children born in the early 1970s to age 45 years.  The findings, which... read more about Association of Neurocognitive and Physical Function With Gait Speed in Midlife »


Article by Aaron Reuben

Ph.D. Student (and science journalist) Aaron Reuben has a new article about Nature and Health, in Outside magazine

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 Aaron Reuben has a new article about Nature and Health, in Outside magazine.  Available here. The article and author are also featured in a podcast on "The Doctors Prescribing Nature" by Outside magazine. Listen here, or find it on Apple Podcasts here. read more about Ph.D. Student (and science journalist) Aaron Reuben has a new article about Nature and Health, in Outside magazine »


Childhood lead exposure is associated with adult personality difficulties and lifelong poor mental health

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Lead exposure in childhood appears to have long-lasting negative effects on mental health and personality in adulthood, according to a study of people who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline. The findings, which will appear Jan. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry, reveal that the higher a person's blood lead... read more about Childhood lead exposure is associated with adult personality difficulties and lifelong poor mental health »


Moffitt

Terrie Moffitt is awarded Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Terrie Moffitt, the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor in Psychology & Neuroscience, is one of six awardees of an international prize from the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), which is based in Belgium. She’s being recognized for her work on human development and its... read more about Terrie Moffitt is awarded Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award  »


ASC Life-Time Achievement Award

Terrie Moffitt awarded 2018 Life-Time Achievement Award by the American Society of Criminology

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Temi received the Farringdon Award from the American Society of Criminology for her contributions to developmental and life-course criminology. read more about Terrie Moffitt awarded 2018 Life-Time Achievement Award by the American Society of Criminology »


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