Dante Cicchetti, PhD


Dante Cicchetti‘s major research interests lie in the formulation of an integrative developmental theory that can account for both normal and abnormal forms of ontogenesis. His work has several foci: 1) a multiple levels of analysis developmental psychopathology perspective; 2) the developmental consequences of child maltreatment; 3) neural plasticity and sensitive periods; 4) the impact of traumatic experiences upon brain development; 5) the biology and psychology of unipolar and bipolar mood disorders; 6) the study of attachment relations and representational models of the self and its disorders across the life span; 7) multilevel perspectives on resilience; 8) multilevel evaluations of Randomized Control Trial (RCT) interventions for depressed and maltreated children and adolescents; and 9) epigenetics