S Alexandra Burt

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Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Negative affect as a mediator of the relationship between weight-based teasing and binge eating in adolescent girls
    Jessica L Suisman
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Eat Behav 9:493-6. 2008
  2. doi The road less traveled: Associations between externalizing behaviors and eating pathology
    Jennifer D Slane
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:149-60. 2010
  3. doi Rethinking environmental contributions to child and adolescent psychopathology: a meta-analysis of shared environmental influences
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Psychol Bull 135:608-37. 2009
  4. pmc Age-of-onset or behavioral sub-types? A prospective comparison of two approaches to characterizing the heterogeneity within antisocial behavior
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 39:633-44. 2011
  5. doi Do etiological influences on aggression overlap with those on rule breaking? A meta-analysis
    S A Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Med 43:1801-12. 2013
  6. pmc Maternal warmth and directiveness jointly moderate the etiology of childhood conduct problems
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:1030-7. 2013
  7. pmc Delinquent peer affiliation as an etiological moderator of childhood delinquency
    S A Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Med 43:1269-78. 2013
  8. doi The Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR): an update
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:344-50. 2013
  9. doi How does the inclusion of twins conceived via fertility treatments influence the results of twin studies?
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 15:746-52. 2012
  10. doi Twin and family studies are actually more important than ever
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:361. 2012

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. pmc Negative affect as a mediator of the relationship between weight-based teasing and binge eating in adolescent girls
    Jessica L Suisman
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Eat Behav 9:493-6. 2008
    ..Results suggest that increases in negative affect are one way in which weight-based teasing leads to binge eating in girls. Future studies should examine additional mediators and assess possible clinical applications of these findings...
  2. doi The road less traveled: Associations between externalizing behaviors and eating pathology
    Jennifer D Slane
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:149-60. 2010
    ..The current study investigated sex differences in associations between internalizing and externalizing symptoms and disordered eating...
  3. doi Rethinking environmental contributions to child and adolescent psychopathology: a meta-analysis of shared environmental influences
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Psychol Bull 135:608-37. 2009
    ..Conceptual, methodological, and clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  4. pmc Age-of-onset or behavioral sub-types? A prospective comparison of two approaches to characterizing the heterogeneity within antisocial behavior
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 39:633-44. 2011
    ..Such findings suggest that the behavioral sub-types of antisocial behavior may be a stronger predictor of later antisocial outcomes than is its age-of-onset...
  5. doi Do etiological influences on aggression overlap with those on rule breaking? A meta-analysis
    S A Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Med 43:1801-12. 2013
    ..Genetic and environmental correlations between AGG and RB served as study effect sizes. When squared, these correlations directly index the proportion of genetic and environmental overlap. Data were analyzed using mixed effect models...
  6. pmc Maternal warmth and directiveness jointly moderate the etiology of childhood conduct problems
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:1030-7. 2013
    ..The goal of the current study was to fill this gap in the literature, evaluating whether risky and protective aspects of parenting might combine to jointly moderate the etiology of CP...
  7. pmc Delinquent peer affiliation as an etiological moderator of childhood delinquency
    S A Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Med 43:1269-78. 2013
    ..Method The current study sought to evaluate whether and how DPA moderated the etiology of delinquency in a sample of 726 child twins from the Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR)...
  8. doi The Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR): an update
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:344-50. 2013
    ..This article provides an overview of the MSUTR and describes current and future research directions...
  9. doi How does the inclusion of twins conceived via fertility treatments influence the results of twin studies?
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 15:746-52. 2012
    ..We thus conclude that estimates of genetic and environmental influences obtained from twin studies over the last 10-15 years are more or less unaffected by the inclusion of twins conceived via fertility treatments in their samples...
  10. doi Twin and family studies are actually more important than ever
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:361. 2012
    ..I argue that twin and family studies will in fact serve a necessary and vital role in the study of epigenetic and neogenetic processes...
  11. pmc Additional evidence against shared environmental contributions to attention-deficit/hyperactivity problems
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 107D Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Behav Genet 42:711-21. 2012
    ..We conclude that the presence of dominant genetic influences does not account for the absence of C on ADHD...
  12. pmc Etiological distinctions between aggressive and non-aggressive antisocial behavior: results from a nuclear twin family model
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 107D Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 40:1059-71. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, the current findings also implied that additive genetic influences on antisocial behavior may be overestimated when using the classical twin design...
  13. doi How do we optimally conceptualize the heterogeneity within antisocial behavior? An argument for aggressive versus non-aggressive behavioral dimensions
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 107D Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 32:263-79. 2012
    ..Available evidence further indicates that neither AGG nor RB is redundant with callous-unemotional traits. The current review thus underscores the clear advantages of differentiating between AGG and RB when studying antisocial behavior...
  14. doi A mechanistic explanation of popularity: genes, rule breaking, and evocative gene-environment correlations
    Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:783-94. 2009
    ..Moreover, the present results represent the first meaningfully explicated evidence that genes predispose individuals not only to particular behaviors but also to the social consequences of those behaviors...
  15. doi Aggressive versus nonaggressive antisocial behavior: distinctive etiological moderation by age
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:1164-76. 2009
    ..Subsequent longitudinal analyses fully replicated these results. Such findings highlight etiological distinctions between aggression and delinquency, and offer insights into the expression of genetic influences during development...
  16. doi Development and validation of the Subtypes of Antisocial Behavior Questionnaire
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Aggress Behav 35:376-98. 2009
    ..In short, it appears that the STAB is a brief and useful measure that can be used to differentiate and assess physically aggressive, rule-breaking, and socially aggressive forms of antisocial behavior...
  17. doi The etiological moderation of aggressive and nonaggressive antisocial behavior by age
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States of America
    Twin Res Hum Genet 12:343-50. 2009
    ....
  18. doi Do aggression and rule-breaking have different interpersonal correlates? A study of antisocial behavior subtypes, negative affect, and hostile perceptions of others
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Aggress Behav 35:453-61. 2009
    ..Such results provide additional support for clinically meaningful differences between the behavioral subtypes of aggression and nonaggressive rule-breaking and for the independent role of hostile perceptions in aggressive behavior...
  19. pmc Nonshared environmental mediation of the association between deviant peer affiliation and adolescent externalizing behaviors over time: results from a cross-lagged monozygotic twin differences design
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:1752-60. 2009
    ..Implications are discussed...
  20. pmc Environmental contributions to the stability of antisocial behavior over time: are they shared or non-shared?
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:327-37. 2010
    ..Such results provide an important constructive replication of prior research, strongly suggesting that shared environmental contributions to antisocial behavior are systematic in nature...
  21. doi A comparison of two different approaches to characterizing the heterogeneity within antisocial behavior: age-of-onset versus behavioral sub-types
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Pers Disord 24:272-83. 2010
    ..Such findings suggest that the behavioral sub-types may prove to be a stronger predictor of antisocial behavior outcomes than is age-of-onset...
  22. doi Are there shared environmental influences on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? Reply to Wood, Buitelaar, Rijsdijk, Asherson, and Kuntsi [corrected] (2010)
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:341-3. 2010
    ..are very important, they do not undermine my earlier results (Burt, 2009b). I close with a discussion of 2 issues that may allow for some shared environmental influences on ADHD...
  23. pmc Confirming the etiology of adolescent acting-out behaviors: an examination of observer-ratings in a sample of adoptive and biological siblings
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:519-26. 2011
    ..Second, we sought to confirm that these shared environmental influences persist across informants (i.e., the effects are not specific to the rater or the context in question)...
  24. pmc Does marriage inhibit antisocial behavior?: An examination of selection vs causation via a longitudinal twin design
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1309-15. 2010
    ..Although often interpreted as a causal association, marriage is not a random event. As such, the association may stem from selection processes, whereby men less inclined toward antisocial behavior are more likely to marry...
  25. doi Are there meaningful etiological differences within antisocial behavior? Results of a meta-analysis
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 29:163-78. 2009
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  26. pmc Differential parent-child relationships and adolescent externalizing symptoms: cross-lagged analyses within a monozygotic twin differences design
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:1289-98. 2006
    ..These results suggest that markedly different parent-child conflict has an environmentally mediated impact on child behavior through mid-adolescence, findings that yield insights into environmental influences on behavior...
  27. ncbi Environmental contributions to adolescent delinquency: a fresh look at the shared environment
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 107D Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:787-800. 2007
    ..Such findings provide an important extension of previous twin studies, as they suggest that passive genotype-environment correlations do not explain earlier findings of shared environmental influences on this association...
  28. pmc Timing of menarche and the origins of conduct disorder
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:890-6. 2006
    ....
  29. pmc Sources of covariation among the child-externalizing disorders: informant effects and the shared environment
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1133-44. 2005
    ....
  30. pmc The different origins of stability and change in antisocial personality disorder symptoms
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Med 37:27-38. 2007
    ..To date, however, researchers have yet to resolve the origins of either stability or change in antisocial behavior from childhood/adolescence to adulthood...
  31. pmc How are parent-child conflict and childhood externalizing symptoms related over time? Results from a genetically informative cross-lagged study
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:145-65. 2005
    ..These results suggest a "downward spiral" of interplay between parent-child conflict and EXT, and offer confirmation of a (partially) environmentally mediated effect of parenting on child behavior...
  32. pmc Parental divorce and adolescent delinquency: ruling out the impact of common genes
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:1668-77. 2008
    ..Results firmly supported the latter, suggesting that it is the experience of parental divorce, and not common genes, that drives the association between divorce and adolescent delinquency...
  33. doi Genes and popularity: evidence of an evocative gene-environment correlation
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:112-3. 2008
  34. doi Preliminary evidence that specific candidate genes are associated with adolescent-onset antisocial behavior
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Aggress Behav 34:437-45. 2008
    ..They also offer preliminary evidence that the genetic processes underlying aggressive and nonaggressive antisocial behavior may be (at least partially) distinct...
  35. pmc A longitudinal investigation of the relationship between disordered eating attitudes and behaviors and parent-child conflict: a monozygotic twin differences design
    Alexia Spanos
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:293-9. 2010
    ..Findings suggest differences in parent-child conflict between genetically identical twins may be a consequence of, rather than a risk factor for, differences in disordered eating...
  36. pmc Individual differences in the relationship between ovarian hormones and emotional eating across the menstrual cycle: a role for personality?
    Sarah E Racine
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    Eat Behav 14:161-6. 2013
    ..Additional factors, other than the two personality traits examined, may account for individual differences in within-person associations between hormones and emotional eating...
  37. pmc Puberty and the genetic diathesis of disordered eating attitudes and behaviors
    Kristen M Culbert
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824 1116, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:788-96. 2009
    ..Findings highlight the potentially important role of puberty in the genetic diathesis of disordered eating attitudes and behaviors and the need to use early indicators of pubertal status in studies of developmental effects...
  38. pmc Ovarian hormones and emotional eating associations across the menstrual cycle: an examination of the potential moderating effects of body mass index and dietary restraint
    Kelly L Klump
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 46:256-63. 2013
    ..We investigated body-weight regulation variables [body mass index (BMI), dietary restraint] that have theoretical relevance by virtue of their associations with both phenotypes...
  39. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on disordered eating: An adoption study
    Kelly L Klump
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 48824 1116, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:797-805. 2009
    ..Shared environmental factors did not contribute significantly to any disordered eating symptom. Our findings bolster those from twin studies and provide critical evidence of significant genetic effects on disordered eating symptoms...
  40. pmc The interactive effects of estrogen and progesterone on changes in emotional eating across the menstrual cycle
    Kelly L Klump
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:131-7. 2013
    ..Future work should explore mechanisms (e.g., gene-hormone interactions) that contribute to both within- and between-subjects differences in emotional eating...
  41. pmc Parental divorce and disordered eating: an investigation of a gene-environment interaction
    Jessica L Suisman
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1116, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:169-77. 2011
    ..We investigated gene-environment interactions (GxE) for associations between parental divorce and disordered eating (DE)...
  42. ncbi Parent-child conflict and the comorbidity among childhood externalizing disorders
    S Alexandra Burt
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:505-13. 2003
    ..Our goals were to determine whether parent-child conflict was associated with the comorbidity among ADHD, CD, and ODD, and to explicitly examine the etiology of this association via a genetically informative design...
  43. doi The emergence of sex differences in risk for disordered eating attitudes during puberty: a role for prenatal testosterone exposure
    Kristen M Culbert
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:420-32. 2013
    ..g., body mass index [BMI], anxiety). Findings suggest that prenatal testosterone exposure may decrease DE attitudes and at least partially underlie sex differences in risk for DE attitudes after mid-puberty...
  44. pmc Interpersonal problems associated with multidimensional personality questionnaire traits in women during the transition to adulthood
    Christopher J Hopwood
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Assessment 20:60-7. 2013
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  45. doi Genetic and environmental influences on disordered eating and depressive symptoms
    Jennifer D Slane
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:605-11. 2011
    ..This study examined whether genetic associations observed between eating disorder and depression diagnoses extend to continuous measures of these phenotypes...
  46. pmc The relationship between parent-child conflict and adolescent antisocial behavior: confirming shared environmental mediation
    Ashlea M Klahr
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 39:683-94. 2011
    ..Such findings argue strongly against rater bias as a primary explanation of shared environmental mediation of the association between parent-child conflict and adolescent antisocial behavior...
  47. pmc The construct validity of rule-breaking and aggression in an adult clinical sample
    Christopher J Hopwood
    Department of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 43:803-8. 2009
    ..Gender moderation effects were limited. It was concluded that AGG and RB represent separable components of antisocial behavior with differential and clinically meaningful correlates in an adult clinical sample...
  48. ncbi Changes in genetic and environmental influences on disordered eating across adolescence: a longitudinal twin study
    Kelly L Klump
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 107B Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1409-15. 2007
    ..Previous research suggests substantial increases in genetic effects on disordered eating across adolescence. Unfortunately, these studies were cross-sectional and focused primarily on early (age 11 years) vs late (age 17 years) adolescence...
  49. doi Growth curve models for indistinguishable dyads using multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling: the case of adolescent twins' conflict with their mothers
    Deborah A Kashy
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:316-29. 2008
    ..They illustrate modeling issues using an overtime study of adolescent twins' conflict with their mothers, a substantively important topic given the enduring interest in parent-child relationships during adolescence...
  50. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on personality trait stability and growth during the transition to adulthood: a three-wave longitudinal study
    Christopher J Hopwood
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:545-56. 2011
    ..Overall, these genetically informed results support a life-course perspective on personality development during the transition to adulthood...
  51. pmc Exploring the relationship between negative urgency and dysregulated eating: etiologic associations and the role of negative affect
    Sarah E Racine
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:433-44. 2013
    ..Findings suggest that the presence of emotion-based rash action, combined with high levels of negative affect, may significantly increase genetic risk for dysregulated eating...
  52. pmc Etiological contributions to the covariation between children's perceptions of inter-parental conflict and child behavioral problems
    Molly Nikolas
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, E112 SSH, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 41:239-51. 2013
    ..Overall, findings suggest that the subscales of the CPIC are somewhat etiologically diverse and may provide a useful tool for future investigations of possible gene-environment interplay...
  53. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization
    Jessica L Suisman
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 45:942-8. 2012
    ..This study used a twin design to estimate genetic effects on thin-ideal internalization and examine if environmental influences are primarily shared or nonshared in origin...
  54. ncbi Identifying shared environmental contributions to early substance use: the respective roles of peers and parents
    Brent Walden
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 113:440-50. 2004
    ..Findings also indicated that peer deviance, but not parent-child relationship problems, accounted uniquely for variance in early substance use...
  55. pmc Age differences in genetic and environmental influences on weight and shape concerns
    Kelly L Klump
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1116, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:679-88. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate these age differences in preadolescent, adolescent, young adult, and mid-adult twins...
  56. pmc Dietary restraint moderates genetic risk for binge eating
    Sarah E Racine
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 107B Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:119-28. 2011
    ..Results suggest that dietary restraint may be most important for individuals at genetic risk for binge eating and that the combination of these factors could enhance individual differences in risk for binge eating...
  57. doi Evocative gene-environment correlation in the mother-child relationship: a twin study of interpersonal processes
    Ashlea M Klahr
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 25:105-18. 2013
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  58. pmc Externalizing psychopathology and marital adjustment in long-term marriages: results from a large combined sample of married couples
    Mikhila N Humbad
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:151-62. 2010
    ..These results highlight the importance of examining the presence of externalizing psychopathology and the personality attributes of both members of a dyad when considering psychological predictors of marital adjustment...
  59. pmc The association between parent-child conflict and adolescent conduct problems over time: results from a longitudinal adoption study
    Ashlea M Klahr
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, 37A Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:46-56. 2011
    ..Implications of the findings are discussed...
  60. ncbi The Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR): genetic, environmental and neurobiological influences on behavior across development
    Kelly L Klump
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:971-7. 2006
    ..To date, we have collected data on over 1000 twins, with additional data collections underway. This article provides an overview of the newly developed MSUTR and describes current and future research directions...
  61. doi Correction to klump et Al. (2012)
    Kelly L Klump
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:137. 2013
    ..Future work should explore mechanisms (e.g., gene-hormone interactions) that contribute to both within- and between-subjects differences in emotional eating. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)...
  62. pmc Factor structure of the Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict Scale for studies of youths with externalizing behavior problems
    Joel T Nigg
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:450-6. 2009
    ..The authors concluded that the item-based 4-factor solution to the CPIC is preferable to the 9-factor or 3-factor formulation...
  63. pmc Differential associations between ovarian hormones and disordered eating symptoms across the menstrual cycle in women
    Sarah E Racine
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 45:333-44. 2012
    ....
  64. pmc Youth appraisals of inter-parental conflict and genetic and environmental contributions to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: examination of GxE effects in a twin sample
    Molly Nikolas
    Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 40:543-54. 2012
    ..Results suggest that appraisals of self-blame in relation to inter-parental conflict may act as a key moderator of etiological contributions to ADHD...
  65. pmc Development of the Brief Romantic Relationship Interaction Coding Scheme (BRRICS)
    Mikhila N Humbad
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Fam Psychol 25:759-69. 2011
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  66. doi The heritability of life events: an adolescent twin and adoption study
    Heather R Bemmels
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:257-65. 2008
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of their implication for understanding the nature of psychosocial risk...
  67. doi Do weight and shape concerns exhibit genetic effects? Investigating discrepant findings
    Alexia Spanos
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:29-34. 2010
    ..The present study sought to resolve these discrepancies by examining the heritability of both types of weight and shape concerns in a young adult twin sample...
  68. ncbi Genes, personality, and attachment in adults: a multivariate behavioral genetic analysis
    M Brent Donnellan
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:3-16. 2008
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  69. pmc Prenatal hormone exposure and risk for eating disorders: a comparison of opposite-sex and same-sex twins
    Kristen M Culbert
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:329-36. 2008
    ..Prenatal testosterone exposure is a promising candidate, since it masculinizes behavior in animals and humans via its permanent effects on the central nervous system...
  70. doi Genetic and environmental influences on ADHD symptom dimensions of inattention and hyperactivity: a meta-analysis
    Molly A Nikolas
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:1-17. 2010
    ..These findings highlight the need for future studies to disambiguate INATT and HYP when investigating the causal mechanisms, and particularly genetic influences, behind ADHD...
  71. ncbi Etiological contributions to heavy drinking from late adolescence to young adulthood
    Serena M King
    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:587-98. 2005
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Research Grants4

  1. Gene-environment Interactions in Childhood Conduct Problems
    S Burt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Such findings should ultimately provide information for more effective individually-tailored interventions aimed at the amelioration of child CP. ..
  2. Gene-environment Interactions in Childhood Conduct Problems
    S Alexandra Burt; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such findings should ultimately provide information for more effective individually-tailored interventions aimed at the amelioration of child CP. ..
  3. Integrating contextual, proximal, and individual risks for child conduct problems
    S Alexandra Burt; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Such findings should ultimately inform individually-tailored interventions aimed at the amelioration of child CP. ..