Meagan Ashley Docherty

Meagan Ashley Docherty

Adjunct Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics and Assistant Research Scientist, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research


Research Interests:

  • The development of problem behaviors, including aggression and violence, from childhood to young adulthood
  • Coping and exposure to violence, abuse, trauma, and crime
    The development of callousness (i.e., the lack of guilt, empathy, emotional expression, concern, and psychopathy)
  • Adolescent delinquency and young adult offending, particularly gun carrying, drug dealing, and gang involvement
  • Family, peer, school, and neighborhood influences on youth behavior

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