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Popular Press Articles

Book review: Heredity is only half the story. Robert Plomin’s “Blueprint.” (October 25, 2018). The Spectator. [PDF]

Book review: Adam Rutherford’s “How to Argue with a Racist.” (March 14, 2020). The Spectator.

Opinion: Success requires luck. Why don’t we spread it around? (May 14, 2020). Boston Globe.

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.

*Raffington, L., Belsky, D.W., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (Under revision). Socieconomic disadvantage is associated with a faster methylation pace of aging in children. Preprint on bioRxiv.

*Mallard, T.T., Linnér, R.K., Okbay, A., *Grotzinger, A.D., de Vlaming, R., Meddens, S.F.W., Tucker-Drob, E.M., Kendler, K.S., Keller, M.C., Koellinger, P.D., & Harden, K.P. (Submitted). Not just one p: Multivariate GWAS of psychiatric disorders and their cardinal symptoms reveal two dimensions of cross-cutting genetic liabilities. Preprint on bioRxiv.

*Linnér, R.K., *Mallard, T.T., Barr, P.B., Sanchez-Roige, S., … Harden, K.P., Koellinger, P.D., Dick, D. (Submitted). Genomic analysis of 1.5 million people uncovers genes related to addiction, antisocial behavior, and health. Preprint on bioRxiv.

*Raffington, L.,*Malanchini, M., *Grotzinger, A. D., *Madole, J. W., Engelhardt, L. E., Sabhlok, A., … & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (Submitted). Changing environments reveal innovative genetic variation in children’s cortisol responses. Preprint on bioRxiv.

2020 and Forthcoming

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

Harden, K.P. (In press). “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”: Behavioral genetics in the postgenomic era. Annual Review of Psychology.

Demange, P. A., *Malanchini, M., *Mallard, T. T., Biroli, P., Cox, S. R., *Grotzinger, A. D., … Belsky, D.W., Harden, K.P., & Nivard, M.G. (In press). Investigating the genetic architecture of non-cognitive skills using GWAS-by-subtraction. Nature Genetics. Preprint on bioRxiv.

*Raffington, L., *Mallard, T.T., & Harden, K.P. (In press). Polygenic scores in developmental psychology: Invite genetics in, leave biodeterminism out. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology.

Meddens, S.F.W., de Vlaming, R., Bowers, P., Burik, C.A.P., Linnér, R.K., …. Harden, K.P., … Koellinger, P.D. (2020). Genomic analysis of diet composition finds novel loci and associations with health and lifestyle. Molecular Psychiatry.

Harden, K.P., & Koellinger, P.D. (2020). Using genetics for social science. Nature Human Behaviour.

*Malanchini, M., Engelhardt, L.E., *Raffington, L., *Sabhlok, A., *Grotzinger, A.D., Briley, D.A., Madole, J.W., Freis, S.M., Patterson, M.W., Harden, K.P. & Tucker-Drob, E.M.. (2020). Weak and uneven associations of home, neighborhood, and school hormones with stress hormone output across multiple timescales. Molecular Psychiatry. Preprint on bioRxiv.

Harden, K.P., Domingue, B., Belsky, D.W., Boardman, J.D., Crosnoe, R., Malanchini, M., Nivard, M., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harris, K.M. (2020). Polygenic associations with advanced mathematics coursetaking in U.S. high schools. npj Science of Learning, 5, 1.

Demeter, D. V., Engelhardt, L. E., Mallett, R., Gordon, E. M., Nugiel, T., Harden, K. P., … & Church, J. A. (2020). Functional connectivity fingerprints at rest are similar across youths and adults and vary with genetic similarity. iScience23(1), 100801.

Hartung, J., Engelhardt, L. E., Thibodeaux, M. L., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2020). Developmental transformations in the structure of executive functions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology189, 104681.


Harden, K.P., *Engelhardt, L.E., *Mann, F.D., *Patterson, M.W., *Grotzinger, A.D.,… & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Genetic associations between executive functioning and a general factor of psychopathology. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Burt, S.A., Slawinski, B.L., Carsten, E.E., Harden, K.P., Hyde, L.W., & Klump, K.L. (2019). How should we understand the absence of sex differences in the genetic and environmental origins of antisocial behavior? Psychological Medicine, 49, 1600-1607.

*Grotzinger, A.D., Rhemtulla, M., de Vlaming, R., Ritchie, S., Mallard, T.T., … Harden, K.P., Nivard, M.G., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Genomic SEM provides insights into the multivariate architecture of complex traits. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 513-525.

Wood, A.C., Vainik, U., Engelhardt, L.E., Briley, D.A., Groetzinger, A., Church, J.A., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Genetic overlap between body mass index and executive functions in childhood. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 110, 814-822.

Zheng, A., Briley, D.A., Malanchini, M., Tackett, J.L, Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Genetic and environmental influences on achievement goal orientations shift with age. European Journal of Personality, 33, 317-336.

*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.

Silventoinen, K., et al. [consortium]. (2019). Parental education and genetics of BMI from infancy to old age: A pooled analysis of 29 twin cohorts. Obesity, 27, 855-865. https://doi-org/10.1002/oby.22451

*Grotzinger, A.D., Cheung, A.K., Patterson, M.W., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. Genetic and environmental links between general factors of psychopathology and cognitive ability in early childhood. (2019). Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 430-444.

Belsky, D.W., & Harden, K.P. (2019). Phenotypic annotation: Using polygenic scores to translate discoveries from genome-wide association studies from the top-down. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28, 82-90.

*Madole, J., Rhemtulla, M., *Grotzinger, A.D., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2019). Testing cold and hot cognitive control as moderators of a network of comorbid psychopathology symptoms in adolescence. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 701-718.

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.

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. Advance online publication.

*Engelhardt, L.E., Church, J.A., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Accounting for the shared environment in cognitive abilities and academic achievement with measured socioecological contexts. Developmental Science, 22, e12699.

*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.


*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]

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]


Harden, K.P., Lynch, S.K., Turkheimer, E., Emery, R.E., D’Onofrio, B.M., Slutske, W.S., Heath, A.C., Waldron, M., Madden, P., & Martin, N.G. (2007). A behavior genetic investigation of adolescent motherhood and offspring mental health problems.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 667 – 683. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., Turkheimer, E., Emery, R.E., D’Onofrio, B.M., Slutske, W.S., Heath, A.C., & Martin, N.G.  (2007).  Marital conflict and conduct problems in children-of-twins. Child Development, 77, 1 – 18. [PDF]

Harden, K.P., Turkheimer, E., & Loehlin, J.C. (2007).  Genotype-by-environment interaction in adolescents’ cognitive ability.  Behavior Genetics, 37, 273 – 283. [PDF]

D’Onofrio, B.M., Slutske, W., Turkheimer, E., Emery, R.E., Harden, K.P., Heath, A.C., Madden, P.A.F., & Martin, N.G. (2007).  Intergenerational transmission of conduct problems:  A children-of-twins study.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 64, 820 – 829. [PDF]

D’Onofrio, B.M., Turkheimer, E., Emery, R.E., Harden, K.P., Slutske, W.S., Heath, A.C., Madden, P.A.F., & Martin, N.G.  (2007).  A genetically informed study of the intergenerational transmission of relationship instability.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 69, 793 – 908. [PDF]