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Robert Latzman

Associate Professor    ,

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2009


Temperament/Personality, clinical neuroscience, Nonhuman primate models of personality and psychopathology, (Dis)inhibitory and regulatory processes, Personality pathology; Developmental psychopathology


My program of research falls at the intersection of clinical science, cognitive and affective neuroscience, and personality psychology with the goal of characterizing etiological mechanisms that underlie the development of externalizing disorders and related psychopathology. Specifically, the core of my research is the study of individual differences – particularly trait models of temperament/personality and neuroscientific indicators – in (dis)inhibitory/regulatory and related affiliative processes in human and nonhuman primate samples. A secondary focus of my work is the dynamic interplay between and among individual differences and various contextual factors (e.g., early rearing experiences) that impact behavior. In this work, I seek to understand these processes in both human and nonhuman samples as research with nonhuman primates affords the unique opportunity to undertake complex and innovative investigations that have clear translational value to humans.


For a complete list of my publications, please see my Google Scholar profile.

  • Conway, C. C., Latzman, R. D., & Krueger, R. F. ( in press). A meta-structural model of common clinical disorder and personality disorder symptoms. Journal of Personality Disorders.
  • Latzman, R. D., Palumbo, I. M., Krueger, R. F., Drislane, L. E., & Patrick, C. J. ( in press). Modeling relations between triarchic biobehavioral dimensions and DSM internalizing disorder dimensions. Assessment.
  • Perkins, E. R., Latzman, R. D., & Patrick, C. J. ( in press). Interfacing neural constructs with the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology: “Why” and “How.” Personality and Mental Health.
  • Hecht, L. K., & Latzman, R. D. (2018). Exploring the differential associations between components of executive functioning and reactive and proactive aggression. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40, 62-74.
  • Latzman, R. D., Patrick, C. J., Freeman, H. J., Schapiro, S. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (2017). Etiology of triarchic psychopathy dimensions in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 341-354 .
  • Latzman, R. D., Drislane, L., Hecht, L. K., Brislin, S., Patrick, C. J., Lilienfeld, S. O., Freeman, H. J., Schapiro, S. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (2016). A chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) model of triarchic psychopathy constructs: Development and initial validation. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 50-66.
  • Latzman, R. D., Freeman, H. D., Schapiro, S. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (2015). The contribution of genetics and early rearing experiences to hierarchical personality dimensions in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 889-900.