Adrian Raine

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British psychologist

Why Is Adrian Raine Influential?

Adrian Raine was born in 1954 in Darlington, England. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in experimental psychology from Jesus College at Oxford University, a D. Phil in Psychology from York University and a D. Univ. from the University of York.

His field of expertise is neurocriminology an area of criminological study focusing on neuroscience’s relationship to crime. His laboratory uses transcranial direct current stimulation, brain imaging, nervous system psychophysiology, and other techniques to explore causes and treatment options for aggression and conduct disorders. He pioneered the examination of murderers’ brains via neuroimaging.

His experiences have been diverse. He spent several years working at maximum-security prisons in England, serving as a psychologist. He was named director of the Mauritius Child Health Project, a longitudinal study of nearly 1800 children in Mauritius from early childhood to adulthood.

Raine is also an award-winning author and scholar. His book, The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime, was honored with the Athenaeum Literary Award in 2013. He was honored by the British Psychological Society as their Young Psychologist of the Year in 1980 and has been named a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Academy of Experimental Criminology.

Today, Raine is a Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology & Psychiatry for the University of Pennsylvania.

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According to Wikipedia, Adrian Raine is a British psychologist. He currently holds the chairUniversity of Pennsylvania. He is noted for his research on the neurobiological and biosocial causes of antisocial and violent behavior in children and adults. He was the first scientist to use neuroimaging to study the brains of murderers. His 2013 book The Anatomy of Violence won that year's Athenaeum Literary Award.

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