behavioural genetics

  • Which genetic mechanisms underlie the relationship between preschool vocabulary and later literacy skills?

    Preschool vocabulary acquisition is associated with later language and literacy skills. Genetic factors might partially explain this link, but the precise mechanisms are unclear. Thus far, twin-based studies have implicated mechanisms involving genetic amplification or genetic innovation.

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  • Dr. Kelly Klump

    Kelly L. Klump, Ph.D., is a MSU Foundation Endowed Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University. She is the Co-Director of the Michigan State University Twin Registry and serves as a Specialist Subject Editor for JCPP.

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