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Popular Press Articles

Book review: Heredity is only half the story. (October 25, 2018). The Spectator. [PDF]

Opinion: Why progressives should embrace the genetics of education. (July 24, 2018). New York Times. [PDF]

The Big Idea: Charles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ. (May 18, 2017). Vox. [PDF]

There’s still no good reason to believe black-white IQ differences are due to genes. (June 17, 2017). Vox. [PDF]


Patterson, M. W., Pivnick, L., Mann, F. D., Grotzinger, A. D., Monahan, K. C., Steinberg, L. D., … & Harden, K. P. (2019). Positive risk-taking: Mixed-methods validation of a self-report scale and evidence for genetic links to personality and negative risk-taking. PsyRxiv.

2020 and Forthcoming

*Graduate student, undergraduate student, or post-doctoral advisee

Hartung, J., Engelhardt, L.E., Thibodeaux, M.L., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (in press). Developmental transformations in the structure of executive functions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. [PDF]

Burt, S.A., Slawinski, B.L., Carsten, E.E., Harden, K.P., Hyde, L.W., & Klump, K.L. (in press). How should we understand the absence of sex differences in the genetic and environmental origins of antisocial behavior? Psychological Medicine.

Zheng, A., Briley, D.A., Malanchini, M., Tackett, J.L., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (in press). Genetic and environmental influences on achievement goal orientations shift with age. European Journal of Personality.


Harden, K. P., Engelhardt, L. E., Mann, F. D., *Patterson, M. W., *Grotzinger, A. D., *Savicki, S. L., … & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2019). Genetic Associations Between Executive Functions and a General Factor of Psychopathology. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. [PDF]

Wood, A.C.^, Vainik, U.^, *Engelhardt, L.E., Briley, D.A., *Grotzinger, A., Church, J.A., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (in press). Genetic overlap between body mass index and executive functions in childhood. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [Wood and Vainik contributed equally]

Belsky, D.W., & Harden, K.P. (2019). Phenotypic annotation: Using polygenic scores to translate discoveries of genome-wide association studies from the top-down. Current Directions in Psychological Science. [PDF]

Engelhardt, L.E., Harden, K.P., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Church, J.A. (2019). The neural architecture of executive function is established by middle childhood. NeuroImage, 185, 479-489. [PDF]

*Mallard, T.T., Harden, K.P., & Fromme, K. (2019). Genetic risk for schizophrenia influences substance use in emerging adulthood: An event-level polygenic prediction model. Psychological Medicine, 49, 2027-2035. [PDF]

Ayoub, M., Briley, D. W., *Grotzinger, A. D., *Patterson, M. W., *Engelhardt, L. E., Tackett, J. L., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2019). Genetic and environmental associations between child personality and parenting. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10, 711-721. [PDF]

*Malanchini, M., *Engelhardt, L.E., *Grotzinger, A.D., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). ‘Same but different’: Associations between multiple aspects of self-regulation, cognition and academic abilities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 1164-1188. [PDF]

Mõttus, R., Briley, D.A., Mann, F.D., Tackett, J.L., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Kids becoming less alike: A behavioral genetic decomposition of developmental increases in personality variance from childhood to adolescence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 635-658. [PDF]

*Madole, J. W., Rhemtulla, M., Grotzinger, A. D., Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Harden, K. P. (in press). Testing cold and hot cognitive control as moderators of a network of comorbid psychopathology symptoms in adolescence. Clinical Psychological Science.

*Grotzinger, A. D., Rhemtulla, M., de Vlaming, R., Ritchie, S. J., Mallard, T. T.,  Hill, W. D, Ip, H. F., Marioni, R. E., McIntosh, A. M., Deary, I. J., Koellinger, P. D., Harden, K. P., Nivard, M. G., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (in press). Genomic SEM provides insights into the multivariate genetic architecture of complex traits. Nature Human Behaviour. Link (to preprint). GenomicSEM software


*Patterson, M. W., *Mann, F. D., *Grotzinger, A. D., Tackett, J. L., Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Harden, K. P. (2018). Genetic and environmental influences on internalizing psychopathology across age and pubertal development. Developmental Psychology54(10), 1928. [PDF]

*Engelhardt, L.E., Church, J.A., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2018). Accounting for the shared environment in cognitive abilities and academic achievement with measured socioecological contexts. Developmental Science. [PDF]

Koellinger, P.D., & Harden, K.P. (2018). Using nature to understand nurture. Science, 359, 386-387.

*Grotzinger, A.D., Briley, D.A., Englehardt, L.E., Mann, F.D., Patterson, M.W., Tackett, J.L., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2018). Genetic and environmental influences on pubertal hormones in human hair across development. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 90, 76-84.

*Grotzinger, A.D., *Mann, F.D., *Patterson, M.W., Tackett, J.L., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2018). Hair and salivary testosterone, hair cortisol, and externalizing behaviors in adolescents. Psychological Science, 29, 688-699. [PDF]

*Mann, F.D., Tackett, J.L., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2018). Callous-unemotional traits moderate genetic and environmental influences on rule-breaking and aggression: Evidence for gene × trait interaction. Clinical Psychological Science, 123-133. [PDF]

*Mann, F.D., *Paul, S., Tackett, J.L., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P.  (2018). Personality risk for antisocial behavior: Testing the intersections between callous-unemotional traits, sensation seeking, and impulse control in adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 267-282. [PDF]


Externalizing Behaviors

Harden, K.P., *Mann, F.D., *Grotzinger, A.D., *Patterson, M.W., Steinberg, L., Tackett, J.L., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2017). Developmental differences in reward sensitivity and sensation seeking in adolescence: Testing sex-specific associations with gonadal hormones and pubertal development. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.

*Patterson, M.W., *Cheung, A.K., *Mann, F.D., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2017). Multivariate analysis of genetic and environmental influences on parenting in adolescence. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(5), 532-541.

Harden, K.P., *Kretsch, N., *Mann, F.D., Herzhoff, K., Tackett, J.L., Steinberg, L., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2017). Beyond dual systems: A genetically-informed, latent factor model of behavioral and self-report measures related to adolescent risk-taking. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 221-234.

*Mann, F.D., *Engelhardt, L.E., Briley, D.A., *Grotzinger, A.D., *Patterson, M.W., Tackett, J.L., Statham, D.J., Heath, A., Lynskey, M.T., Slutske, W.G., Martin, N.G., Tucker-Drob, E.M., Harden, K.P. (2017). Sensation seeking and impulsive traits as personality endophenotypes for antisocial behavior: Evidence from two independent samples. Personality and Individual Differences, 105, 30-39. [PDF]

Yan, N., Benner, A., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2017). Mothers’ early depressive symptoms and preschoolers’ behavioral problems: The moderating role of genetic influences. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 48, 434-443. [PDF]

Hormones, Puberty, Sex, and Fertility

*Grotzinger, A.D., *Mann, F.D., *Patterson, M.W., Herzhoff, K., Tackett, J.L, Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2017). Twin models of environmental and genetic influences on pubertal development, salivary testosterone and estradiol in adolescence. Clinical Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi10.1111/cen.13522 [PDF]

Eastwick, P.W., Harden, K.P., Shukusky, J.A., Morgan, T.A., & Joel, S. (2017). Consistency and inconsistency among romantic partners over time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 838-859. [PDF]

Suleiman, A.B., Galvan, A., Harden, K.P., & Dahl, R.E. (2017). Becoming a sexual being: The “elephant in the room” of adolescent brain development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 209-220.

Tucker-Drob, E.M., *Grotzinger, A., Briley, D.A., *Engelhardt, L.E., *Mann, F.D., … Harden, K.P. (2017). Genetic influences on hormonal markers of chronic HPA function in human hair. Psychological Medicine, 47, 1389-1401.

*Ashenhurst, J.R., Wilhite, E.R., Harden, K.P., & Fromme, K. (2017). Number of sexual partners and relationship status are associated with unprotected sex across emerging adulthood. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 419-432. [PDF]

Cognitive Abilities

Engelhardt, L.E., Roe, M. A., Juranek, J., DeMaster, D., Harden, K. P., Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Church, J. A. (2017). Children’s head motion during fMRI tasks is heritable and stable over time. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 58-68.


Externalizing Behaviors

*Ashenhurst, J.R., Harden, K.P. , Corbin, W.R., & Fromme, K. (2016). Alcohol-related genes show an enrichment of associations with a persistent externalizing factor. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 933-945. [PDF]

*Mann, F.D., *Patterson, M.W, *Grotzinger, A., *Kretsch, N., Tackett, J.L., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2016). Sensation seeking, peer deviance, and genetic influences on adolescent delinquency: Evidence for person-environment correlation and interaction. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 679-691. [PDF]

Shulman, E., Harden, K.P., Chein, J. & Steinberg, L. (2016). The development of impulse control and sensation seeking in adolescence: Independent or interdependent processes. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 37-44. [PDF]

Hormones, Puberty, Sex, and Fertility

Harden, K.P., Wrzus, C., Luong, G., *Grotzinger, A., Bajbouj, M., Rauers, A., Wagner, G.G., & Riediger, M. (2016). Diurnal coupling between testosterone and cortisol from adolescence to older adulthood. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 73, 79-90. [PDF]

Suleiman, A.B., & Harden, K.P. (2016). The importance of sexual and romantic development in understanding the developmental neuroscience of adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 145-147. [PDF]

*Kretsch, N., Mendle, J., Cance, J.D., & Harden, K.P. (2016). Peer group similarity in perceptions of pubertal timing. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1696-1710. [PDF]

Mendle, J., Moore, S.R., *Briley, D.A. & Harden, K.P. (2016). Puberty, socioeconomic status, and depression in girls: Evidence for gene × environment interactions. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 3-16. [PDF]

*Kretsch, N., Mendle, J., Harden, K.P. (2016). A twin study of objective and subjective pubertal timing and peer influence on adolescent risk-taking. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 45-59. [PDF]

Silventoinen, K., et al. [consortium]. (2016). Genetic and environmental effects on body mass index from infancy to the onset of adulthood: an individual-based pooled analysis of 45 twin cohorts participating in the CODATwins study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104,371-379.

Cognitive Abilities

*Engelhardt, L.E, *Mann, F.D., Briley, D.A., Church, J.A., Harden, K.P. , & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2016). Strong genetic overlap between executive functions and intelligence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 1141-1159. [PDF]

Tucker-Drob, E.M., Briley, D.A., *Engelhardt, L.E., *Mann, F.D., & Harden, K.P. (2016). Genetically-mediated associations between measures of childhood character and academic achievement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 790-815. [PDF]

*Cheung, A.K., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2016). Multivariate behavioral genetic analysis of parenting in early childhood. Parenting: Science and Practice, 16, 257-283.


Externalizing Behaviors 

*Ashenhurst, J.R., Harden, K.P., Corbin, W.R., Fromme, K. (2015). Trajectories of binge drinking and personality change across emerging adulthood. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 978-991. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., & *Mann, F.D. (2015). Biological risk for the development of adolescent externalizing: Integrating insights from behavioral genetics and neuroscience. Child Development Perspectives, 9, 211-216. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., *Patterson, M.W., *Briley, D.A., *Engelhardt, L.E., *Kretsch, N., *Mann, F.D., Tackett, J.L., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2015). Developmental changes in genetic and environmental influences on rule-breaking and aggression: age and pubertal development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56, 1370-1379. [PDF]

*Mann, F.D., *Briley, D.A., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2015). A behavioral genetic analysis of callous-unemotional traits and Big Five personality in adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 982-993. [PDF]

*Mann, F.D., *Kretsch, N., Tackett, J.L., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2015). Person × environment interactions on adolescent delinquency: Sensation seeking, peer deviance and parental monitoring. Personality and Individual Differences, 76, 129-134. [PDF]

Shulman, E., Harden, K.P., Chein, J., & Steinberg, L. (2015). Sex differences in the developmental trajectories of impulse control and sensation-seeking from early adolescence to early adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1-17. [PDF]

Hormones, Puberty, Sex, and Fertility

Harden, K.P., & Klump, K.L. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue on Gene-Hormone Interplay. Behavior Genetics, 45, 263-267. [PDF]

Tackett, J.L., Reardon, K.W., Herzhoff, K., Page-Gould, E., Harden, K.P., & Josephs, R.A. (2015). Estradiol and cortisol interactions in youth externalizing psychopathology. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 55, 146-153. [PDF]

*Briley, D. A., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2015). Genotype × cohort interaction on completed fertility and age at first birth. Behavior Genetics, 45, 71-83[PDF]

Cognitive Abilities

*Cheung, A. K., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2015). From specialist to generalist: Developmental transformations in the genetic structure of early child abilities. Developmental Psychobiology. [PDF]

*Engelhardt, L.E., *Briley, D.A., *Mann, F.D., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (in press). Genes unite executive functions in childhood. Psychological Science. (PDF)


*Briley, D.A., Harden, K.P., Bates, T.C., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2015). Nonparametric estimates of gene x environment interaction using local structural equation modeling. Behavior Genetics, 45, 581-596. [PDF]

Other Papers in Behavioral Genetics

Silventoinen, K., et al. [consortium]. (2015). The CODAtwins project: the cohort description of Collaborative Project of Development of Anthropological Measures in Twins to study macro-environmental variation in genetic and environmental effects on anthropomorphic traits. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18, 348-360.

Jelenkovic, A., et al. [consortium]. (2015). Zygosity in height and body mass index of twins from infancy to old age: A study of the CODAtwins project. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18, 557-570.


Externalizing Behaviors

Benner, A.D, Kretsch, N.*, Harden, K.P., & Crosnoe, R. (2014). Genetic influences on the link between academic achievement and alcohol use in adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1170-1178. [PDF]

Kretsch, N.* & Harden, K.P. (2014).  Marriage, divorce, and alcohol use in young adulthood: A longitudinal sibling-comparison study. Emerging Adulthood, 2, 138-149. [PDF]

Cheung, A.*, Harden, K.P. & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2014). Gene × environment interactions in early externalizing behaviors: Parental emotional support and socioeconomic context as moderators of genetic influences? Behavior Genetics, 44, 468-486[PDF]

Hormones, Puberty, Sex, and Fertility

Harden, K.P (2014). A sex-positive framework for research on adolescent sexuality. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 455-469. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., *Kretsch, N., Moore, S.R., & Mendle, J. (2014). Hormonal influences on risk for disordered eating during puberty and adolescence. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 718-726[PDF]

Tackett, J.L., Herzhoff, K., Harden, K.P., Page-Gould, E., & Josephs, R.A. (2014). Personality × hormone interactions in adolescent externalizing psychopathology. Personality Disorders: Theory, Treatment, & Research, 5, 235-246. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., Kretsch, N.*, Tackett, J.L, & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on testosterone in adolescents: Evidence for sex differences. Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 1278-1289. [PDF]

Moore, S.*, Harden, K.P., & Mendle, J. (2014). Pubertal timing and adolescent sexual behavior in girls. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1734-1745[PDF]

Kretsch, N.*, & Harden, K.P. (2014).  Pubertal development and peer influence on risky decision-making. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34, 339-359. [PDF]

Harden, K.P. (2014).  Genetic influences on adolescent sexual behavior: Why genes matter for environmentally-oriented researchers. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 434-465. [PDF]

Carlson, M.D.*, Mendle, J., & Harden, K.P. (2014). Early adverse environments and genetic influences on age at first sexual intercourse: Evidence for gene-environment interaction. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1532-1542.  [PDF]

Tackett, J., Kushner, S. C., Josephs, R. A., Harden, K. P., Page-Gould, E., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2014). Cortisol reactivity and recovery in the context of adolescent personality disorder.  Journal of Personality Disorders, 28, 25-39. [PDF]

Cognitive Abilities

*Briley, D.A., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2014). Child characteristics and parental educational expectations: Evidence for transmission with transaction. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2614-2632. [PDF]


Turkheimer, E., & Harden, K.P. (2014). Behavior genetic research methods: Testing quasi-causal hypotheses using multivariate twin data. In H.T. Reis & C.M. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology. 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

Other Papers in Behavioral Genetics

Watson, N.F., Harden, K.P., Buchwald, D., Vitiello, M.V., Pack, A.I., Strachan, E., & Goldberg, J. (2014).  Sleep duration and depressive symptoms: A gene-environment interaction. Sleep, 37, 351-358. [PDF]


Externalizing Behaviors

Quinn, P.D.*, & Harden, K.P. (2013).  Behind the wheel and on the map: Genetic and environmental associations between drunk driving and other externalizing behaviors. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 1166-1178.  [PDF]

Buck, K.A.*, Kretsch, N.*, & Harden, K.P. (2013). Positive attentional bias, attachment style, and susceptibility to peer influence: Results from a pilot investigation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 605-613. [PDF]

Quinn, P.D.* & Harden, K.P. (2013). Differential changes in impulsivity and sensation seeking and the escalation of substance use from adolescence to early adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 25,223 – 239. [PDF]

Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2013).  Gene-by-preschool interaction on the development of early externalizing problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 77-85. [PDF]

Hormones, Puberty, Sex, and Fertility

Mendle, J., Ferrero, J.*, Moore, S.,* & Harden, K.P. (2013).  Depression and adolescent sexual activity in romantic and non-romantic relational contexts:  A genetically-informative sibling comparison. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 51-63. [PDF]

Cognitive Abilities

Tucker-Drob, E.M., Briley, D.*, & Harden, K.P. (2013).  Genetic and environmental influences on cognition across development and context. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 349-355. [PDF].


Harden, K.P., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Tackett, J. (2013).  The Texas Twin Project. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16, 385-390. [PDF]

Other Papers in Behavioral Genetics

Watson, N.F., Buchwald, D., & Harden, K.P. (2013). A twin study of genetic influences on diurnal preference and risk for alcohol use outcomes. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9, 1333-1339. [PDF]


Externalizing Behaviors

Schermerhorn, A.C., D’Onofrio, B.M., Slutske, W.S., Emery, R.E., Turkheimer, E., Harden, K.P., Heath, A.C., & Martin, N.G. (2012). Offspring ADHD as a risk factor for parental marital problems: Controls for genetic and environmental confounds. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 15, 700-713. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., & Mendle, J. (2012).  Gene-environment interplay in the association between pubertal timing and delinquency in adolescent girls.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 73-87. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., Quinn, P.D.*, & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2012).  Genetically influenced change in sensation seeking drives the rise of delinquent behavior during adolescence.Developmental Science, 15, 150-163. [PDF]

Hormones, Puberty, Sex, and Fertility

Harden, K.P. (2012).  True love waits? Age at first sexual intercourse and relationship quality in young adulthood. Psychological Science, 23, 1324-1336. [PDF]

  • #1 “Most Read” Psychological Science article in April 2013 (based on PDF downloads and full-text views)

Harden, K.P., Mendle, J., & Kretsch, N.* (2012).  Genetic and environmental pathways between early pubertal timing and dieting in adolescence: Distinguishing between objective and subjective timing. Psychological Medicine, 42, 183-193. [PDF]

Cognitive Abilities

Tucker-Drob, E.M. & Harden, K.P. (2012). Early childhood cognitive development and parental cognitive stimulation: Evidence for reciprocal gene-environment transactions. Developmental Science, 15, 250-259. [PDF]

Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2012). Intellectual interest mediates gene-by-SES interaction on adolescent academic achievement. Child Development, 83, 743-757.  [PDF]

Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2012). Learning motivation mediates gene-by-socioeconomic status interaction on mathematics achievement in early childhood. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 37-45. [PDF]

Other Papers

Watson, N.F., Harden, K.P., Buchwald, D., Vitiello, M.V., Pack, A.I., Weigle, D.S., & Goldberg, J. (2012).  Sleep duration and body mass index in twins: A gene-environment interactionSleep, 35, 597-603.

Mendle, J., Harden, K.P., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Graber, J.A. (2012).   Peer relationships and depressive symptomatology in boys at pubertyDevelopmental Psychology, 48, 429-435.

Magee, J.C., Harden, K.P., & Teachman, B.A. (2012). Psychopathology and thought suppression: A quantitative review. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 189-201. [PDF]


Harden, K.P. & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2011). Individual differences in impulsivity and sensation seeking during adolescence:  Further evidence for a dual systems model. Developmental Psychology, 47, 739-746. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., & Mendle, J.E.  (2011). Why don’t smart teens have sex? A behavioral genetic analysis. Child Development. 82, 1327-1344. [PDF]

Tucker-Drob, E.M., Rhemtulla, M., Harden, K.P., Turkheimer, E., & Fask, D. (2011). Emergence of a gene-by-socioeconomic status interaction on infant mental ability between 10 months and 2 years.  Psychological Science, 22, 125-133.

Singh, A.L., D’Onofrio, B.M., Slutske, W.S., Turkheimer, E., Emery, R.E., Harden, K.P., Heath, A.C., Madden, P.A.F., Statham, D.J., & Martin, N.G.  (2011).  Parental depression and offspring psychopathology:  A children of twins study. Psychological Medicine, 41, 1385-1395.  [PDF]

Harden, K.P., & Mendle, J.E.  (2011).  Adolescent sexual activity and the development of delinquent behavior:  The role of relationship context.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 825-838. [PDF]


Harden, K.P.  (2010).  Does religious involvement protect against early drinking? A behavior genetic approachJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 763-771.

Mendle, J.E., Harden, K.P., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Graber, J.A.  (2010). Development’s tortoise and hare:  Differing roles of pubertal timing and pubertal tempo in the emergence of depressive symptomsDevelopmental Psychology, 46, 1341-1353.


Tucker-Drob, E.M., Harden, K.P., & Turkheimer, E.  (2009). Combining nonlinear biometric and psychometric models of cognitive abilities. Behavior Genetics, 39, 461-471. [PDF]

Mendle, J.E., Harden, K.P., van Hulle, C., D’Onofrio, B.M., Lahey, B.B., Rodgers, J.L, et al. (2009).  Associations between father absence and age of first sexual intercourse. Child Development, 80, 1463-1480. [PDF]

Loehlin, J.C., Harden, K.P., & Turkheimer, E.  (2009).  The effects of assumptions about parental assortative mating and genotype-income correlation on parameter estimates from the National Merit twin study. Behavior Genetics, 39, 165-169. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., D’Onofrio, B.M., Van Hulle, C., Turkheimer, E., Rodgers, J.L., & Lahey, B.L.  (2009).  Population density and youth antisocial behavior. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 999 – 1008. [PDF]


Slutske, W.S., D’Onofrio, D.M., Turkheimer, E., Emery, R.E., Harden, K.P., Heath, A.C., & Martin, N.G.  (2008).  Searching for an environmental effect of parental alcoholism on offspring alcohol use disorder: A genetically-informed study of children of alcoholics. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 534 – 551. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., Mendle, J.E., Turkheimer, E., & Emery, R.E.  (2008).  Rethinking timing of first sex and delinquency. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 373 – 385. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., Hill, J.E., Turkheimer, E., & Emery, R.E.  (2008).  Gene-environment correlation and interaction in peer influence on adolescent alcohol and tobacco use. Behavior Genetics, 38, 339 – 347. [PDF]

Hill, J.E., Mendle, J.E., Harden, K.P., Turkheimer, E., & Emery, R.E.  (2008).  The relationship between adolescent externalizing and affiliation with externalizing peers:  A behavior genetic approach.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 81 – 94. [PDF]

D’Onofrio, B.M., van Hulle, C.A., Waldman, I.D., Rodgers, J.L., Harden, K.P., Rathouz, P.J., & Lahey, B.B.  (2008).  Smoking during pregnancy and offspring externalizing problems:  An exploration of genetic and environmental confounds. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 139 -164. [PDF]


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