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Kathryn Paige Harden is an associate professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she leads the Developmental Behavior Genetics lab and co-directs the Texas Twin Project. She has published more than 100 scientific articles on genetic influences on complex human behavior including risk-taking, sexual behavior and childbearing, cognitive development and academic achievement. Her research has been featured in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. In 2017, she was honored with a prestigious national award from the American Psychological Association (given to one person in her subfield every two years) for her distinguished scientific contributions to the study of genetics and human individual differences. Harden's research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Jacobs Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Templeton Foundation.

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adolescence Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2020

Developmental transformations in the structure of executive functions

Hartung, J., Engelhardt, L. E., Thibodeaux, M. L., Harden, K. P. & Tucker-Drob, E. M., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 189, 104681.

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Executive Function
Short-Term Memory
Statistical Factor Analysis
5 Citations (Scopus)
Social Class
Behavioral Genetics
Genetic Research
5 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic and Environmental Associations Between Child Personality and Parenting

Ayoub, M., Briley, D. A., Grotzinger, A., Patterson, M. W., Engelhardt, L. E., Tackett, J. L., Harden, K. & Tucker-Drob, E., Aug 1 2019, In : Social Psychological and Personality Science. 10, 6, p. 711-721 11 p.

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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.

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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.

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