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The Twins Project

The Scientists

Dr. Paige Harden received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia, and completed her clinical internship at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital. Her research focuses on normal and abnormal adolescent development.  Dr. Harden is particularly interested in how family environments and social experiences combine with genetic factors.  She uses data from twins and their families to investigate risk for — and protection from — alcohol and substance use, delinquency, and teenage sexual activity and childbearing.  Dr. Harden is also interested in clinical work with adolescents and young adults.

For more information about Dr. Harden’s research, including a copy of her CV, visit her faculty website.

Dr. Tucker-Drob received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia.  His research is guided by a lifespan approach to human development and aging. Dr. Tucker-Drob has particular interests in individual differences and developmental changes in cognitive abilities and academic achievement. He is also interested in constructing, evaluating, and implementing quantitative methods for individual differences and developmental research.

For more information about Dr. Tucker-Drob’s research, including a copy of his CV, visit his faculty website.