Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
Dr. Chen received her doctorate in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, and she is interested in biosocial bases of antisocial behavior and related constructs.
Her quantitative works examine how life events and turning points in life (e.g., marriage) shape antisocial behavior, and how broader contexts (e.g., parenting in childhood and adolescence) interacts with individuals’ biological characteristics (e.g., stress system, fear conditioning, pubertal development) to exacerbate or limit antisocial behavior throughout the life-course. She employs both psychophysiological recording and salivary bioscience research methods in furtherance of this work.
Website link: http://aysps.gsu.edu/profile/frances-chen/