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Expert on antisocial behavior to speak at Vanderbilt

Jan. 29, 2002, 2:27 PM

January 29, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adrian Raine, an internationally known researcher on antisocial behavior, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, Feb. 7, at Vanderbilt University’s John F. Kennedy Center.

Raine’s ’s talk, “Biological Processes in the Development of Antisocial Behavior,” is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. in Room 241 of the Kennedy Center/MRL Building on Vanderbilt’s Peabody Campus. Raine is the Robert Grandford Wright Professor in Psychology at the University of Southern California.

Raine has investigated the biological basis of antisocial behavior for 25 years. His lecture will cover his research on brain imaging, as well as psychophysiological, cognitive, temperamental and nutritional influences on the development of antisocial and aggressive behavior in children and their prevention implications. Raine’s research interests include the development of violent and antisocial behavior, schizotypal personality, alcoholism, brain imaging, psychophysiology, neuropsychology, and behavior genetics.

After two years as an airline accountant with British Airways, Raine earned a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from Oxford University. He holds a doctorate degree in psychology from York University in England. After four years as a psychologist in two top-security prisons in England, he was appointed as a lecturer in behavioral sciences at Nottingham University. In 1986 he became director of the Mauritius Child Health project, a well-known longitudinal study of child mental health, which continues to be one of Raine’s key research projects.

Raine is the recipient of the Young Scientist of the Year Award from the British Psychological Society (1980), a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award (1993), a National Institute of Mental Health Independent Scientist Award (1999), and the Joseph Zubin Memorial Award (1999).

Contact: Jan Rosemergy, (615) 322-8240