Longitudinal Research at the Interface of Affective Neuroscience, Developmental Psychopathology, Health and Behavioral Genetics: Findings from the Wisconsin Twin Project. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Wisconsin Twin Project comprises multiple longitudinal studies that span infancy to early adulthood. We summarize recent papers that show how twin designs with deep phenotyping, including biological measures, can inform questions about phenotypic structure, etiology, comorbidity, heterogeneity, and gene-environment interplay of temperamental constructs and mental and physical health conditions of children and adolescents. The general framework for investigations begins with rich characterization of early temperament and follows with study of experiences and exposures across childhood and adolescence. Many studies incorporate neuroimaging and hormone assays.

published proceedings

  • Twin Res Hum Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Schmidt, N. L., Brooker, R. J., Carroll, I. C., Gagne, J. R., Luo, Z., Planalp, E. M., ... Goldsmith, H. H.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Schmidt, Nicole L||Brooker, Rebecca J||Carroll, Ian C||Gagne, Jeffrey R||Luo, Zhan||Planalp, Elizabeth M||Sarkisian, Katherine L||Schmidt, Cory K||Van Hulle, Carol A||Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn||Goldsmith, HH

publication date

  • August 2019