Terrie Moffitt was born in 1955 in Nuremberg, Germany. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her M.A. in experimental animal behavior and Ph.D in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Moffitt is the author of multiple books, but she is most widely known for her research into antisocial behavior, adolescents, and later criminality, for which she was honored with the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. She is also known for her work examining gene-environment interaction, identifying a polymorphism in the MAOA gene that seems to have a correlative relationship with antisocial behavior in children, given an environment that is unhealthy. The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology honored her with the Distinguished Career Award and she was selected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018.
She is now the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University and Associate Director of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study. She is active in the Environmental-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study, a research initiative she helped launch. She is also a Professor of Social Behavior and Development in the Medical Research Council’s Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Center at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience.
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Terrie Edith Moffitt is an American clinical psychologist who is best known for her pioneering research on the development of antisocial behavior and for her collaboration with colleague and partner Avshalom Caspi in research on gene-environment interactions in mental disorders. Moffitt is the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University and Professor of Social behavior and Development in the Medical Research Council's Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Center at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology an Neuroscience King's College London . She is Associate Director of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study, which follows 1037 people born in 1972-73 in Dunedin, New Zealand. She also launched the Environmental-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study, which follows 1100 British families with twins born in 1994-1995.Source: Wikipedia
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