Wisconsin Twin Research

Directed by Hill Goldsmith, Professor of Psychology and Investigator at the Waisman Center

Studying the interplay of temperament, genes, brain function, and experience.

We study the nature and sources of emotional individuality, and risk for anxiety and behavioral challenges of early development. Our projects span from infancy to early adulthood. Using a behavior genetics approach, we attempt to understand the nature of risk and resilience as children develop. We hope that this increased understanding will contribute to public health and to appreciation of human differences.

Our research aligns with the NIMH Strategic Plan’s primary objectives to understand mechanisms of complex behavior and mental health trajectories.