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Adrian Raine, DPhil
The Functional Neuroanatomy of Violence
Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology and Chair of the Department of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
In this seminar, Dr. Raine will provide an overview of the functional neuroanatomy of antisocial and violent behavior. He will explore what we know about structural and functional brain abnormalities in antisocial violent and psychopathic individuals, and he will describe the functional significance of these neurobiological abnormalities.
About the Speaker:
Adrian Raine, DPhil, is the Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also chairs the Department of Criminology. After two years as an airline accountant with British Airways, Dr. Raine received his bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Oxford and his doctorate in psychology from York University in England. After spending four year in two top-security prisons in England, where he worked as a prison psychologist, he was appointed as lecturer in behavioral sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at Nottingham University in 1984. In 1986 he became director of the Mauritius Child Health project, a longitudinal study of child mental health that today constitutes one of his key research projects.
In 1987, Dr. Raine joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he was named the Robert G. Wright Professor of Psychology in 1999. Dr. Raine has received the Young Scientist of the Year Award from the British Psychological Society, a Research Scientist Development Award and an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Joseph Zubin Memorial Award, and the University of Southern California’s Associate’s Award for Creativity in Research.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Raine’s research has focused on the neurobiological and biosocial bases of antisocial and violent behavior in both children and adults. He has published five books and more than 200 journal articles and book chapters. His research interests include the neurobiology of violence, psychopathic, and antisocial behavior; schizotypal personality; brain imaging; psychophysiology; neurochemistry; neuropsychology; and behavioral and molecular genetics.