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Behavior Genetics; Cognition and Intelligence; Personality; Positive Psychology

Education / Academic qualification

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

Biography

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

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Highlighted research outputs

  1. OpenMx 2.0: Extended Structural Equation and Statistical Modeling

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Grit: Distinguishing effortful persistence from conscientiousness

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Childhood Socioeconomic Status Amplifies Genetic Effects on Adult Intelligence

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. The long reach of the gene

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. British Journal of Psychology (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  2. British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. Bonn University Dies Academicus

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

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Research projects

  1. Challenge Investment Fund

    Project: Other ProjectUniversity Awarded Project Funding

  2. Alcohol, Depression: Understanding the Cocktail

    Project: Other ProjectUniversity Awarded Project Funding

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