Meike Bartels

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Pre-divorce problems in 3-year-olds: a prospective study in boys and girls
    Sylvana C C Robbers
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Sophia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:311-9. 2011
  2. pmc Breastfeeding, maternal education and cognitive function: a prospective study in twins
    M Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Room 2B 47, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 39:616-22. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Young Netherlands Twin Register (Y-NTR): a longitudinal multiple informant study of problem behavior
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Univerisiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:3-11. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Anesthesia and cognitive performance in children: no evidence for a causal relationship
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:246-53. 2009
  5. pmc Born to be happy? The etiology of subjective well-being
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 39:605-15. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on the development of intelligence
    M Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 32:237-49. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Heritability and genome-wide linkage scan of subjective happiness
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:135-42. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental mechanisms underlying stability and change in problem behaviors at ages 3, 7, 10, and 12
    M Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dev Psychol 40:852-67. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Disentangling genetic, environmental, and rater effects on internalizing and externalizing problem behavior in 10-year-old twins
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 7:162-75. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to stability in loneliness throughout childhood
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:385-91. 2008

Detail Information

Publications82

  1. pmc Pre-divorce problems in 3-year-olds: a prospective study in boys and girls
    Sylvana C C Robbers
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Sophia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:311-9. 2011
    ..We examined to what extent internalizing and externalizing problems at age 3 preceded and predicted parental divorce, and if divorce and the time lapse since divorce were related to internalizing and externalizing problems at age 12...
  2. pmc Breastfeeding, maternal education and cognitive function: a prospective study in twins
    M Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Room 2B 47, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 39:616-22. 2009
    ..Heritability was slightly lower in children with a mother with a middle-level education...
  3. ncbi request reprint Young Netherlands Twin Register (Y-NTR): a longitudinal multiple informant study of problem behavior
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Univerisiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:3-11. 2007
    ..In conclusion, between ages 3 and 12 genetic factors are the most important cause of individual differences in emotional and behavioral problems...
  4. doi request reprint Anesthesia and cognitive performance in children: no evidence for a causal relationship
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:246-53. 2009
    ..Rather, there is evidence for early anesthesia being a marker of an individual's vulnerability for later learning problems, regardless of their exposure to anesthesia...
  5. pmc Born to be happy? The etiology of subjective well-being
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 39:605-15. 2009
    ..The effect of these latent genetic factors on the phenotypes was not moderated by either age or sex...
  6. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on the development of intelligence
    M Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 32:237-49. 2002
    ..Shared environmental influences are responsible for stability as well as change in the development of cognitive abilities, represented by a common factor influencing FSIQ at all ages and age-specific influences, respectively...
  7. doi request reprint Heritability and genome-wide linkage scan of subjective happiness
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:135-42. 2010
    ..209). These two regions of interest are not overlapping with the regions found for contrasting phenotypes (such as depression, which is negatively associated with happiness). Further linkage and future association studies are warranted...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental mechanisms underlying stability and change in problem behaviors at ages 3, 7, 10, and 12
    M Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dev Psychol 40:852-67. 2004
    ..Significant age-specific influences were found for all components, indicating that genetic and environmental factors also contributed to changes in problem behavior...
  9. ncbi request reprint Disentangling genetic, environmental, and rater effects on internalizing and externalizing problem behavior in 10-year-old twins
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 7:162-75. 2004
    ..Significant influences of additive genetic, shared environmental and unique environmental factors were found for internalizing and externalizing syndromes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to stability in loneliness throughout childhood
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:385-91. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Heritability of educational achievement in 12-year-olds and the overlap with cognitive ability
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 5:544-53. 2002
    ..This high heritability indicated that the CITO might be a valuable instrument to assess individual differences in cognitive abilities in children but might not be the right instrument to put the effect of education to the test...
  12. ncbi request reprint A study of parent ratings of internalizing and externalizing problem behavior in 12-year-old twins
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit, Room 1F 66, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:1351-9. 2003
    ..This study investigates two models that have been used to explain the agreement and disagreement between mothers and fathers in the ratings of their children...
  13. ncbi request reprint Heritability of daytime cortisol levels in children
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 33:421-33. 2003
    ..This cortisol awakening response provides a useful endophenotype in the search for genes that may affect hypothalamic-pituitary adrenocortical functioning in children...
  14. ncbi request reprint Heritability of cortisol levels: review and simultaneous analysis of twin studies
    M Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 28:121-37. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to the Child Behavior Checklist Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: a cross-cultural twin study
    James J Hudziak
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:608-16. 2004
    ..Twin studies of obsessive-compulsive disorder have indicated a significant genetic component to its expression...
  16. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions to self-report obsessive-compulsive symptoms in Dutch adolescents at ages 12, 14, and 16
    Daniel S van Grootheest
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:1182-8. 2008
    ..To determine the contributions of genetic and environmental influences to variation in self-report of obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms in a population-based twin sample of adolescent boys and girls...
  17. doi request reprint Genetic architecture of verbal abilities in children and adolescents
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dev Sci 12:1041-53. 2009
    ..In addition to a shared set of genes that influenced all phenotypes, there were also genetic influences specific to the different verbal phenotypes...
  18. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on the stability of withdrawn behavior in children: a longitudinal, multi-informant twin study
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 38:447-61. 2008
    ..Non-shared environmental effects accounted for the remaining covariance over time...
  19. pmc Stable genetic effects on symptoms of alcohol abuse and dependence from adolescence into early adulthood
    Jenny H D A van Beek
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 42:40-56. 2012
    ..These results are in line with a developmentally stable hypothesis that predicts that a single set of genetic risk factors acts on symptoms of AAD from adolescence into young adulthood...
  20. doi request reprint Attention problems, inhibitory control, and intelligence index overlapping genetic factors: a study in 9-, 12-, and 18-year-old twins
    Tinca J C Polderman
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychology 23:381-91. 2009
    ..Genetic factors that influenced IQ also influenced inhibitory control. We conclude that the association between AP and inhibitory control as reported in the literature may largely derive from genetic factors that are shared with IQ...
  21. pmc Trajectories of CBCL attention problems in childhood
    Sylvana C C Robbers
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Sophia Children s Hospital, P O Box 2060, 3000 CB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 20:419-27. 2011
    ..Twins and singletons are comparable with respect to the development of Attention Problems in childhood...
  22. doi request reprint A twin-singleton comparison of developmental trajectories of externalizing and internalizing problems in 6- to 12-year-old children
    Sylvana C C Robbers
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Sophia Children s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:79-87. 2010
    ..The generalizability of studies on internalizing problems in early adolescence in twin samples should be addressed with care. Twinship may be a protective factor in the development of internalizing problems during early adolescence...
  23. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental contributions underlying stability in childhood obsessive-compulsive behavior
    Daniel S van Grootheest
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 61:308-15. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to determine the developmental stability of pediatric OC behavior and the genetic and environmental influences on stability in a large population-based twin sample...
  24. doi request reprint The Netherlands Twin Register biobank: a resource for genetic epidemiological studies
    Gonneke Willemsen
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:231-45. 2010
    ..It offers opportunities for DNA-based and gene expression studies as well as for future metabolomic and proteomic projects...
  25. ncbi request reprint Netherlands Twin Register: from twins to twin families
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:849-57. 2006
    ..In this paper we give an update on the YNTR and ANTR phenotyping and on the ongoing ANTR biobank studies...
  26. pmc Sex differences in genetic architecture of complex phenotypes?
    Jacqueline M Vink
    Netherlands Twin Register, Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e47371. 2012
    ..We conclude that for most traits that were examined, the current evidence is that same the genes are operating in men and women...
  27. pmc Borderline personality traits and substance use: genetic factors underlie the association with smoking and ever use of cannabis, but not with high alcohol consumption
    Marijn A Distel
    VU University Amsterdam, Department of Biological Psychology, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pers Disord 26:867-79. 2012
    ..Interestingly, for high alcohol consumption and BPT the association was explained by unique environmental factors that influence both traits rather than common genetic factors...
  28. doi request reprint Moderation of genetic factors by parental divorce in adolescents' evaluations of family functioning and subjective wellbeing
    Niels van der Aa
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:143-62. 2010
    ..By examining the data from monozygotic twins, we found evidence for interaction between genotype and nonshared, non-measured, environmental influences on evaluations of general family functioning, family conflict, and quality of life...
  29. doi request reprint Heritability of testis size
    G Frederiek Estourgie-van Burk
    Department of Pediatrics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:351-5. 2009
    ..The finding of larger mean testis volume in dizygotic twins may be of interest for future research into the mechanisms underlying dizygotic twinning...
  30. ncbi request reprint Netherlands Twin Register: a focus on longitudinal research
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 5:401-6. 2002
    ..Large cohorts of phenotyped family members from the general population are very valuable for genetic epidemiological studies and permit selection of informative families for gene finding studies...
  31. doi request reprint The Young Netherlands Twin Register (YNTR): longitudinal twin and family studies in over 70,000 children
    Catharina E M van Beijsterveldt
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:252-67. 2013
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  32. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental covariation between autistic traits and behavioral problems
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:853-60. 2007
    ..These results indicate that autistic traits have specific characteristics that are substantially genetically independent from other common but related behavioral domains such as social problems and withdrawn behavior...
  33. pmc Genetic epidemiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD index) in adults
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e10621. 2010
    ..In contrast to the large number of studies in children, there is little information on the contribution of genetic factors to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults...
  34. doi request reprint A twin study of cognitive costs of low birth weight and catch-up growth
    G Frederiek Estourgie-van Burk
    Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 154:29-32. 2009
    ..To investigate whether there is an association between catch-up growth and cognitive performance in humans...
  35. ncbi request reprint Heritability of anxious-depressive and withdrawn behavior: age-related changes during adolescence
    Diane J Lamb
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 49:248-55. 2010
    ..To explain the differential course of anxiety and depression in individuals from childhood to adulthood by examining age-related changes in the genetic and environmental etiology of anxious and depressive symptoms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in puberty onset in girls: Bayesian estimation of heritabilities and genetic correlations
    Stéphanie M van den Berg
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 36:261-70. 2006
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  37. doi request reprint Age moderates non-genetic influences on the initiation of cannabis use: a twin-sibling study in Dutch adolescents and young adults
    Marijn A Distel
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Addiction 106:1658-66. 2011
    ..To examine the heritability of cannabis initiation, the influence of a possible twin-specific environment and the influence of age on the effects of genes and environment in Dutch adolescents and young adults...
  38. pmc Factor structure, reliability and criterion validity of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ): a study in Dutch population and patient groups
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1555-66. 2008
    ..Men scored higher than women and science students higher than non-science students. The Dutch translation of the AQ is a reliable instrument to assess autism spectrum conditions...
  39. pmc Association between autozygosity and major depression: stratification due to religious assortment
    Abdel Abdellaoui
    Department of Biological Psychology, Netherlands Twin Register, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 43:455-67. 2013
    ..This warrants accounting for the historical social context and its effects on genetic variation in association studies on psychiatric and other related traits. ..
  40. pmc Comparison of naturally conceived and IVF-DZ twins in the Netherlands Twin Registry: a developmental study
    Catharina E M van Beijsterveldt
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pregnancy 2011:517614. 2011
    ..Results showed no differences in growth, in attainment of motor milestones, and in behavioral development between IVF and matched NC twins. It can be concluded that for nearly all aspects, development in IVF and NC children is similar...
  41. doi request reprint Body size of twins compared with siblings and the general population: from birth to late adolescence
    G Frederiek Estourgie-van Burk
    Department of Pediatrics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 156:586-91. 2010
    ..We examined whether and when differences in body size disappear over time and whether twins attain normal final height and body mass index (BMI)...
  42. pmc Which patient will feel down, which will be happy? The need to study the genetic disposition of emotional states
    Mirjam A G Sprangers
    Department of Medical Psychology J3 211, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 19:1429-37. 2010
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  43. ncbi request reprint Twins and the study of rater (dis)agreement
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University
    Psychol Methods 12:451-66. 2007
    ..Rater-specific shared environmental factors show substantial influence on stability. This could mean that rater bias may be persistent and affect longitudinal studies...
  44. ncbi request reprint Influences on achieving motor milestones: a twin-singleton study
    Silvia I Brouwer
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:424-30. 2006
    ..Sex has minimal to no effect on motor development in early childhood. DZ twins achieve motor milestones sooner than MZ twins. Attainment of gross motor milestones (crawl, stand and walk) is delayed in later birth cohorts...
  45. pmc Effect of shared environmental factors on exercise behavior from age 7 to 12 years
    Charlotte Huppertz
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:2025-32. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the relative influence of genetic and environmental factors on children's leisure time exercise behavior through the classic twin design...
  46. doi request reprint Trends in adolescent alcohol use: effects of age, sex and cohort on prevalence and heritability
    Lot M Geels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Addiction 107:518-27. 2012
    ..To determine the effect of age, sex and cohort on the prevalence and genetic architecture of adolescent alcohol use (AAU)...
  47. pmc Heritability of problem drinking and the genetic overlap with personality in a general population sample
    Marleen H M de Moor
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Genet 2:76. 2011
    ..12| and |0.41|). Future studies with longitudinal data and DNA polymorphisms are needed to determine the biological mechanisms that underlie the genetic link between problem drinking and personality...
  48. doi request reprint Genetic influences on thought problems in 7-year-olds: a twin-study of genetic, environmental and rater effects
    Abdel Abdellaoui
    Netherlands Twin Register, Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:571-8. 2008
    ..No sex differences in genetic architecture were observed. These results indicate an important contribution of genetic factors to thought problems in children as young as 7 years...
  49. ncbi request reprint Heritability of testosterone levels in 12-year-old twins and its relation to pubertal development
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:558-65. 2006
    ..Testosterone levels correlated moderately (r = .31) with pubertal development; the covariance between testosterone levels and pubertal development was entirely accounted for by genetic influences...
  50. pmc Influence of candidate genes on attention problems in children: a longitudinal study
    Catherina E M van Beijsterveldt
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 41:155-64. 2011
    ..None of the SNPs showed a significant association with AP. The lowest p-value was found for the rs6265 SNP in the BDNF gene (p = 0.035). Overall, our results suggest no evidence for a role of these genes in childhood AP...
  51. ncbi request reprint Genetically informative designs in the study of resilience in developmental psychopathology
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 16:323-39, viii. 2007
    ..Extending this argument to the study of resilience (eg, why some kids recover) is the focus of last part this article and our research strategies in the next decade...
  52. doi request reprint Exploring the association between well-being and psychopathology in adolescents
    Meike Bartels
    Netherlands Twin Register, Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 43:177-90. 2013
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Developmental prediction model for early alcohol initiation in Dutch adolescents
    Lot M Geels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:59-70. 2013
    ..We constructed a developmental prediction model for alcohol initiation below the Dutch legal drinking age (16 years), elaborating on the pathways identified by earlier studies...
  54. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in sedentary behavior during adolescence: a twin-family study
    Niels van der Aa
    EMGO Institute for Health and CareResearch VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:509-14. 2012
    ..To investigate the degree to which genetic and environmental influences affect individual differences in sedentary behavior throughout adolescence...
  55. doi request reprint Frequency of truancy at high school: evidence for genetic and twin specific shared environmental influences
    Niels van der Aa
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Adolesc Health 45:579-86. 2009
    ..We examined the significance of genetic and shared and nonshared environmental influences. In addition, we tested for the presence of environmental factors specifically shared by twins, but not by their siblings...
  56. doi request reprint A twin-sibling study on the relationship between exercise attitudes and exercise behavior
    Charlotte Huppertz
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 44:45-55. 2014
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in sleep duration during adolescence
    Saskia J te Velde
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:1015-25. 2013
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Design and implementation of a twin-family database for behavior genetics and genomics studies
    Dorret I Boomsma
    Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:342-8. 2008
    ....
  59. pmc Scientific imperatives, clinical implications, and theoretical underpinnings for the investigation of the relationship between genetic variables and patient-reported quality-of-life outcomes
    Mirjam A G Sprangers
    Department of Medical Psychology J3 211, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 15, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 19:1395-403. 2010
    ....
  60. pmc A genetic study on attention problems and academic skills: results of a longitudinal study in twins
    Tinca J C Polderman
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 20:22-34. 2011
    ..We investigated the etiology of the association between Attention Problems (AP, one of the core symptoms in ADHD) in early childhood and four academic skills across childhood in a genetically informative design...
  61. pmc Regular exercise, subjective wellbeing, and internalizing problems in adolescence: causality or genetic pleiotropy?
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Genet 3:4. 2012
    ..We conclude that exercise behavior is associated with fewer internalizing problems and higher levels of SWB. The association largely reflects the effects of common genetic factors on these traits...
  62. pmc Genetic Influences on Individual Differences in Exercise Behavior during Adolescence
    Niels van der Aa
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Pediatr 2010:138345. 2010
    ..We hypothesize that genetic effects on exercise ability may explain the high heritability of exercise behavior in this phase of life...
  63. ncbi request reprint Heritability of autistic traits in the general population
    Rosa A Hoekstra
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:372-7. 2007
    ..To explore genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in autistic traits in early adulthood and to test if there is assortative mating (nonrandom partner choice) for autistic traits in the general population...
  64. ncbi request reprint Body size in five-year-old twins: heritability and comparison to singleton standards
    G Frederiek Estourgie-van Burk
    Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:646-55. 2006
    ..All twins had lower BMI than singletons. Twins grow fairly well compared to singletons, but they grow below their target height. This may be due to the above average height of twin parents...
  65. pmc The establishment of the GENEQOL consortium to investigate the genetic disposition of patient-reported quality-of-life outcomes
    Mirjam A G Sprangers
    Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:301-11. 2009
    ..If we can identify patients who are susceptible to poor quality of life, we will be able to better target specific clinical interventions to enhance their quality of life and treatment outcomes...
  66. ncbi request reprint Heritability of attention problems in children: longitudinal results from a study of twins, age 3 to 12
    M J H Rietveld
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:577-88. 2004
    ..In the present longitudinal twin study, we report on the size of genetic and environmental effects on individual differences in attention problems at ages 3, 7, 10 and 12 years...
  67. ncbi request reprint Heritability of attention problems in children: I. cross-sectional results from a study of twins, age 3-12 years
    M J H Rietveld
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 117:102-13. 2003
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed with reference to the clinical setting and in the context of future research...
  68. pmc Anxiety and depression in children and adults: influence of serotonergic and neurotrophic genes?
    C M Middeldorp
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Genes Brain Behav 9:808-16. 2010
    ..Overall, there has been no convincing evidence, so far, for a role of genetic variation in these pathways in the development of anxiety and depression...
  69. doi request reprint No effect of classroom sharing on educational achievement in twins: a prospective, longitudinal cohort study
    T J C Polderman
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:36-40. 2010
    ..This study investigated the effects of sharing a classroom during primary school on cognitive achievement in twins...
  70. doi request reprint A prospective study of the effects of breastfeeding and FADS2 polymorphisms on cognition and hyperactivity/attention problems
    Maria M Groen-Blokhuis
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 162:457-65. 2013
    ..In general, the benefits of breastfeeding were small and did not interact with SNPs in FADS2...
  71. pmc Adolescent self-report of emotional and behavioral problems: interactions of genetic factors with sex and age
    Meike Bartels
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 20:35-52. 2011
    ..The aim of the current study was to investigate the sex and age effects on the mean levels and the genetic architecture of adolescent self-reported emotional and behavioral problems...
  72. doi request reprint Heritability of head size in Dutch and Australian twin families at ages 0-50 years
    Dirk J A Smit
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 13:370-80. 2010
    ..78 > R(G) > .98). These results indicate that head circumference is a highly heritable biometric trait and a valid target for future GWA studies...
  73. ncbi request reprint Causes of stability of aggression from early childhood to adolescence: a longitudinal genetic analysis in Dutch twins
    C E M van Beijsterveldt
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 33:591-605. 2003
    ..These data support the idea that both genetic and environmental influences play a role in the stability of AGG from age 3 to 12...
  74. doi request reprint A systematic review of prospective studies on attention problems and academic achievement
    Tinca J C Polderman
    Department of Biological Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 122:271-84. 2010
    ..Our aim was to provide an overview of prospective studies that have addressed the association between attention problems (AP, i.e. symptoms of hyperactivity and inattentiveness) and academic achievement (AA)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Genetic contributions to subtypes of aggression
    Lannie Ligthart
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:483-91. 2005
    ..54 for boys and .43 for girls). These findings may have implications for how aggressive behavior should be assessed in boys and girls...
  76. ncbi request reprint Genetic influences on disordered eating behaviour are largely independent of body mass index
    M C T Slof-Op 't Landt
    Center for Eating Disorders Ursula, Leidschendam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 117:348-56. 2008
    ..We are interested in identifying the genes underlying disordered eating behaviour (DEB), and want to know how much of the genetic influence underlying DEB is attributable to genetic influences on body mass index (BMI)...
  77. ncbi request reprint Co-occurrence of aggressive behavior and rule-breaking behavior at age 12: multi-rater analyses
    M Bartels
    Dept of Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Genet 33:607-21. 2003
    ..So, co-occurrence in AGG and RB is mainly caused by a common set of genes. Parental disagreement seems to be a combination of so-called rater bias and of parental specific views...
  78. ncbi request reprint Genetic regulation of growth in height and weight from 3 to 12 years of age: a longitudinal study of Dutch twin children
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:354-63. 2007
    ..Environmental factors affecting height and BMI during growth period are also important, and further studies are needed to identify these factors and test whether they interact with genetic factors...
  79. ncbi request reprint The heritability of perceived stress
    Ilona S Federenko
    Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, 92697 7085, USA
    Psychol Med 36:375-85. 2006
    ..The aims of this study were to estimate whether perceived stress is a heritable condition and to assess whether heritability estimates vary between subjective stress reactivity and stress related to external demands...
  80. ncbi request reprint Five types of personality continuity in childhood and adolescence
    Filip De Fruyt
    Department of Developmental, Personality, and Social Psychology, Ghent University, H Dunantlaan 2, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Pers Soc Psychol 91:538-52. 2006
    ..Continuity findings were explained mainly by genetic and nonshared environmental factors...
  81. doi request reprint Similarities and differences in lipidomics profiles among healthy monozygotic twin pairs
    Harmen H M Draisma
    Leiden University, LACDR, Leiden, The Netherlands
    OMICS 12:17-31. 2008
    ..Furthermore, lipid profiling may prove useful in monitoring health status, for example, in the context of personalized medicine...
  82. ncbi request reprint Eating disorders: from twin studies to candidate genes and beyond
    Margarita C T Slof-Op 't Landt
    Centrum Eetstoornissen Ursula, National Centre for Eating Disorders, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:467-82. 2005
    ..In this manner twin and molecular studies can move the field forward in a mutually informative way...