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Dr Luna Centifanti

Psychological Sciences


    Personal Statement

    Formerly Luna C. Muñoz, I’m an American ex-pat living in Europe since 2005. I got a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and then received my MSc from Pennsylvania State University. I went down to New Orleans to work with Professor Paul Frick and received my PhD in 2005. After a two-year post-doc in Sweden (at the Center for Developmental Research – Örebro University), I worked as a Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and University of Durham in the UK. I came to Liverpool as a Senior Lecturer in 2016. I also am a Research Tutor on the DClinPsyc programme.

    My main field of research is the development of aggression and violence. A callous-unemotional (CU) style has been found to be highly related to violence and aggression in both boys and girls. As a developmental psychopathologist, I'm interested in the emotional and social life of those children with CU traits. Thus, I have examined CU traits and their relation to subtypes of aggression, emotional and physiological unresponsiveness, problematic peer relationships, and parenting relationships.

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