Luke Hyde, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Literature, Science and the Arts

Director, Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology Lab

Department of Psychology Profile
Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology Lab

Community Violence

Dr. Hyde examines risk and resilience from early childhood into early adulthood. His work examines how adversity impacts child development, particularly brain development and risk for psychopathology, especially aggression and violence. As part of this work, he has examined how exposure to adversity and stressors in the home (e.g., harsh parenting) and neighborhood (e.g., exposure to community violence) impact brain structure and function, as well as how various risk factors increase the risk for personality traits (e.g., Callous-Unemotional traits, psychopathy) associated with high levels of violence. He has a line of research examining factors and processes that promote resilience in these contexts, as well as the ways in which structures (e.g., neighborhood disadvantage) increase harmful exposures. Dr. Hyde examines these questions in longitudinal cohorts of families exposed to disadvantage and leverages tools like MRI scanning, behavior genetic designs (e.g., twin and adoption studies), and observational methods.