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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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Research Output 2007 2018

1 Citations
Social Class
Behavioral Genetics
Genetic Research
Behavioral Genetics
Behavioral Research
Genetic Research

Corrigendum to “Genetic and environmental influences on pubertal hormones in human hair across development” [Psychoneuroendocrinology 90 (2018) 76–84]

Grotzinger, A. D., Briley, D. A., Engelhardt, L. E., Mann, F. D., Patterson, M. W., Tackett, J. L., Tucker-Drob, E. M. & Paige Harden, K., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Limit of Detection
1 Citations

Developmental differences in reward sensitivity and sensation seeking in adolescence: Testing sex-specific associations with gonadal hormones and pubertal development

Harden, K., Mann, F. D., Grotzinger, A. D., Patterson, M. W., Steinberg, L., Tackett, J. L. & Tucker-Drob, E., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of personality and social psychology. 115, 1, p. 161-178 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gonadal Hormones
young adult
2 Citations

GABRA2, alcohol, and illicit drug use: An event-level model of genetic risk for polysubstance use

Mallard, T. T., Ashenhurst, J. R., Harden, K. & Fromme, K., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of abnormal psychology. 127, 2, p. 190-201 12 p.

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Genetic Models
Street Drugs
Drug-Seeking Behavior
Pharmaceutical Preparations