Behavior Genetics

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 421–431 | Cite as

Heritability of cognitive abilities in adult twins: Comparison of Minnesota and Swedish data

  • Deborah Finkel
  • Nancy L. Pedersen
  • Matt McGue
  • Gerald E. McClearn
Article

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Akaike, H. (1987). Factor analysis and aic.Psychometrika 52: 317–332.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Baltes, P. B., Reese, H. W., and Lipsett, L. P. (1980). Life span developmental psychology.Annu. Rev. Psychol. 31: 65–110.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bartfai, A., Pedersen, N., Asarnow, R., and Schalling, D. (1991). Genetic factors for the span of apprehension test: A study of normal twins.Psychiat. Res. 38:115–124.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bouchard, T. J., Jr., and McGue, M. (1981). Familial studies of intelligence: A review.Science 212:1055–1059.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Cerella, J. (1990). Aging and information-processing rate. In Birren, J. E., and Schaie, K. W. (eds.),Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 3rd ed., Academic Press, New York, pp. 210–221.Google Scholar
  6. Chipuer, H. M., Rovine, M., and Plomin, R. (1990). LISREL modelling: Genetic and environmental influences on IQ revisited.Intelligence 14:11–29.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Craik, F. I. M., and Jennings, J. M. (1992). Human memory. In Craik, F. I. M., and Salthouse, T. (eds.),The Handbook of Aging and Cognition, Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ, pp. 51–110.Google Scholar
  8. Finkel, D., and McGue, M. (1993). The origins of individual differences in memory among the elderly: A behavior genetic analysis.Psychol. Aging 8:527–537.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Finkel, D., Pedersen, N. L., and McGue, M. (1995). Genetic influences on memory performance in adulthood: Comparison of Minnesota and Swedish twin data.Psychol. Aging (in press).Google Scholar
  10. Harris, J. R., Pedersen, N. L., McClearn, G. E., Plomin, R., and Nesselroade, J. R. (1992). Age differences in genetic and environmental influences for health from the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging.J. Gerontol. Psychol. Sci. 47:213–220.Google Scholar
  11. Heath, A. C., Neale, M. C., Hewitt, J. K., Eaves, L. J., and Fulker, D. W. (1989). Testing structural equation models for twin data using LISREL.Behav. Genet. 19:9–35.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Horn, J. L. (1970). Organization of data on life-span development of human abilities. In Goulet, L. R. and Baltes, P. B. (eds.),Life-Span Development Psychology: Research and Theory, Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  13. Jöreskog, K. G., and Sörbom, D. (1979).Advances in Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Models, Abt Books, Cambridge, MA.Google Scholar
  14. Jöreskog, K. G., and Sörbom, D. (1986).LISREL: Analysis of Linear Structural Relationships by the Method of Maximum Likelihood, National Educational Resources, Chicago.Google Scholar
  15. Kendler, K. S., Heath, A. C., Martin, N. G., and Eaves, L. J. (1987). Symptoms of anxiety and symptoms of depression: Same genes, different environments?Arch. Gen. Psychiat. 44:451–457.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  16. Loehlin, J. C. (1987).Latent Variable Models: An Introduction to Factor, Path, and Structural Analysis, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ.Google Scholar
  17. Lykken, D. T., Bouchard, T. J., Jr., McGue, M., and Tellegen, A. (1990). The Minnesota twin family registry: Some initial findings.Acta Genet. Med. Gemellol. 39:35–70.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  18. McCartney, K., Harris, M. J., and Bernieri, F. (1990). Growing up and growing apart: A developmental meta-analysis of twin studies.Psychol. Bull. 107:226–237.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. McGue, M., and Bouchard, T. J., Jr. (1984). Adjustment of twin data for the effects of age and sex.Behav. Genet. 14:325–343.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. McGue, M., Hirsch, B., and Lykken, D. T. (1993a). Age and the self-perception of ability: A twin study analysis.Psychol. Aging 8:72–80.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. McGue, M., Bouchard, T. J., Jr., Iacono, W. G., and Lykken, D. T. (1993b). Behavioral genetics of cognitive ability: A life-span perspective. In Plomin, R., and McClearn, G. E. (eds.),Nature, Nurture, and Psychology, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, pp. 59–76.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Neale, M. C., and Cardon, L. R. (1992).Methodology for Genetic Studies of Twins and Families, Kluwer Academic, Boston.Google Scholar
  23. Neale, M. C., Heath, A. C., Hewitt, J. K., Eaves, L. J., and Fulker, D. W. (1989). Fitting genetic models in LISREL: Hypothesis testing.Behav. Genet. 19:37–50.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Pedersen, N. L., Friberg, L., Floderus-Myrhed, B., McClearn, G. E., and Plomin, R. (1984). Swedish early separated twins: Identification and characterization.Acta Genet. Med. Gemellol. 33:243–250.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  25. Pedersen, N. L., McClearn, G. E., Plomin, R., Nesselroade, J. R., Berg, S., and de Faire, U. (1991). The Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging: An update.Acta Genet. Med. Gemellol. 40:7–20.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  26. Pedersen, N. L., Plomin, R., Nesselroade, J. R., and McClearn, G. E. (1992). Quantitative genetic analysis of cognitive abilities during the second half of the lifespan.Psychol. Sci. 3:346–353.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Plomin, R. (1986).Development, Genetics, and Psychology, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ.Google Scholar
  28. Salthouse, T. (1993). Speed mediation of adult age differences in cognition.Dev. Psychol. 29:722–738.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Schaie, K. W., Plomin, R., Willis, S. L., Gruber-Baldini, A., and Dutta, R. (1992). In Sonderegger, T. (ed.),Nebraska Symposium of Motivation, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Vol. 38, pp. 205–243.Google Scholar
  30. Wechsler, D. (1981).Manual for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, Psychological Corporation, New York.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah Finkel
  • Nancy L. Pedersen
  • Matt McGue
  • Gerald E. McClearn

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations