Robert Latzman

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2009

Member, Clinical Psychology and NBN Programs
Associate Member, Neuroscience Institute
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Clinical Training


1114 Urban Life 

**Dr. Latzman is interested in accepting new doctoral students for the 2016-2017 academic year**

My program of research falls at the intersection of 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 processes and personality pathology 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.

Representative Publications

Hecht, L. K., Berg, J. M., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Latzman, R. D. (in press). Parsing the heterogeneity of psychopathy and aggression: Differential associations across dimensions and gender. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Latzman, R. D., Young, L. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (in press). Displacement behaviors in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): A neurogenomics investigation of the RDoC Negative Valence Systems domain. Psychophysiology. [Special Issue: “Reshaping Clinical Science: Psychophysiology and the NIH Research Domain Criteria Initiative]

Latzman, R. D., Freeman, H. D., Schapiro, S. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (in press). The contribution of genetics and early rearing experiences to hierarchical personality dimensions in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Hecht, L. K., & Latzman, R. D. (2015). Revealing the nuanced associations between facets of trait impulsivity and reactive and proactive aggression. Personality and Individual Differences, 83, 192-197.

Latzman, R. D., Taglialetela, J. P., & Hopkins, W. D. (2015). Delay of gratification is associated with white matter connectivity in the dorsal prefrontal cortex: A diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, 20150764.