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Robert Latzman

Associate Professor    ,

B.S. Cornell University
Ph.D., University of Iowa


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


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 social processes in human and nonhuman primate samples. A key feature of this work is an interest in the development and use of quantitatively-derived, dimensional models.


Recent Representative Publications

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

  • Latzman, R. D., & Kumari, V. (in press). Neurobiological investigations of dimensionally conceptualized personality pathology: Mapping a way forward for the clinical neuroscience of personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders.
  • Palumbo, I. M.*, Patrick, C. J., & Latzman, R. D. (in press). Triarchic neurobehavioral correlates of psychopathology in young children: Evidence from the Healthy Brain Network Initiative. Journal of Personality Assessment.
  • Latzman, R. D., DeYoung, C. G., & The HiTOP Neurobiological Foundations Workgroup. (2020). Using empirically-derived dimensional phenotypes to accelerate clinical neuroscience: The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) framework. Neuropsychopharmacology, 45, 1083-1085. (pdf)
  • Latzman, R. D., Palumbo, I. M., Krueger, R. F., Drislane, L. E., & Patrick, C. J. (2020). Modeling relations between triarchic biobehavioral dimensions and DSM internalizing disorder dimensions. Assessment, 27, 1100-1115.
  • Perkins, E. R., Latzman, R. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2020). Interfacing neural constructs with the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology: “Why” and “How.” Personality and Mental Health, 14, 106-122
  • 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.