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Behavior Genetics; Cognition and Intelligence; Personality; Positive Psychology

Personal profile


My work addresses cognitive and non-cognitive individual differences using behavior and molecular genetic approaches. Recent research includes positive psychology (the genetics of Hedonic and Eudaimonic wellbeing); Language and reasoning (the genetics of dyslexia and language impairment, memory, laterality, intelligence), and social behavior genetics: Using genetics to understand individual differences on social traits such as politics and group behavior.

Research Interests

Genetics, Cognitive epidemiology, Aging, Personality, Dyslexia, Language impairment

Research Groups


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Psychometric and Electrophysiological Markers of Schizotypal Personality, University of Auckland

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995


  • QH426 Genetics
  • Twin Study
  • Molecular Genetics
  • L Education (General)
  • Learning
  • IQ
  • BF Psychology
  • Social Dominance Orientation
  • Wellbeing
  • RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
  • Language Disorder
  • Cognition
  • Dyslexia
  • HA Statistics
  • SEM
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • Behavior Genetics
  • Social Mobility
  • Wellbeing


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