Elliot Tucker-Drob, PhD

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Elliot Tucker-Drob is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School and in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts.

Tucker-Drob's research program seeks to clarify dynamic developmental processes through which genetic variation combines and interacts with social, economic and educational experiences to influence cognitive development, academic achievement, personality and psychiatric health from infancy through adulthood. His work augments quantitative and statistical genetic methodologies with approaches from psychiatry, neuroscience, human ecology, education and sociology.

He and K. Paige Harden founded and direct the Texas Twin Project, a large-scale study of more than 3,000 child and adolescent twins that investigates social, economic, endocrine and genetic influences on cognitive development, academic achievement, psychiatric health, behavioral risk, and their neurobiological underpinnings. Data from the Texas Twin Project serves as a primary basis for much of his ongoing research on child and adolescent development. His work on neural, genetic, medical and social determinants of cognitive aging capitalizes on several other data sets, including data from the Lothian Birth Cohorts and the UK Biobank.Professor Tucker-Drob's research in development and aging are primarily supported by generous funding from the National Institutes of Health. He is also supported by a Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship.

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Research Output 2007 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Social Class
Behavioral Genetics
Genetic Research
2 Citations (Scopus)

Coupled cognitive changes in adulthood: A meta-analysis

Tucker-Drob, E., Brandmaier, A. M. & Lindenberger, U., Mar 1 2019, In : Psychological Bulletin. 145, 3, p. 273-301 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
Activities of Daily Living
1 Citation (Scopus)

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Achievement Goal Orientations Shift with Age

Zheng, A., Briley, D. A., Malanchini, M., Tackett, J. L., Harden, K. & Tucker-Drob, E., May 1 2019, In : European Journal of Personality. 33, 3, p. 317-336 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Genetic and Environmental Links Between General Factors of Psychopathology and Cognitive Ability in Early Childhood

Grotzinger, A. D., Cheung, A. K., Patterson, M. W., Harden, K. & Tucker-Drob, E., May 1 2019, In : Clinical Psychological Science. 7, 3, p. 430-444 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle