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Irwin Waldman, PhD

Professor, Psychology
Emory University


Research Description

Irwin D. Waldman, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology whose research involves the use of latent variable models and statistical genetic analyses of quantitative genetic data from twin and adoption studies and molecular genetic data from genetic association studies to illuminate the classification, development, and etiology of children’s psychiatric disorders and behavior problems, social behavior and social cognition, and temperament and personality. Of particular relevance to the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, a major focus of research in the Waldman lab is the use of behavioral and molecular genetic methods to understand the etiology and neurobiological mechanisms that underlie various aspects of prosociality and antisocial behavior (e.g., aggression, conduct problems, and psychopathic traits) and the social cognitive and emotion recognition skills, deficits, and biases that underlie these behaviors.



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