The Externalizing Consortium has the following goals:

(1) Identify genes involved in a shared underlying liability to externalizing, and genes that are unique to specific externalizing phenotypes

(2) Increase the accuracy of polygenic scores associated with externalizing, and with specific externalizing phenotypes

(3) Advance understanding of the underlying biology of externalizing disorders and traits, and the pathways by which externalizing genetics may lead to other biomedical diseases

(4) Trace the pathways by which genetic and environmental influences interact across development to contribute to externalizing behaviors and disorders