Wisconsin Twin Panel: Current directions and findings

Kathryn Lemery, H. Hill Goldsmith, Nichole L. Schmidt, Carrie L. Arneson, Carol A. Van Hulle

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The Wisconsin Twin Panel is based on the population of all twins born in the state of Wisconsin, United States. Our research focus is the etiology and developmental course of early emotions, temperament, childhood anxiety and impulsivity, the autism spectrum, auditory and tactile sensory sensitivity, and related psychobiological and behavioral phenotypes. We employ a range of research methods including structured interviews with caregivers, observer ratings, child self-report, home-based behavioral batteries, biological measures of basal and reactive cortisol, palm prints, birth records, genotyping, cognitive testing, and questionnaires. Reported results highlight the utility of employing multiple modes of assessment when studying child development and psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1030-1037
Number of pages8
JournalTwin Research and Human Genetics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Genetics(clinical)


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