Which experiences make a difference to young people’s behaviour?

Identical twins shed light on the experiences that matter.

Family upbringing has no impact on adolescents’ food preferences

So what does effect your food choices?


Join us in the next stage of TEDS – as our TEDS twins grow up, so do we!

TEDS have launched a new study called “Children of TEDS”, or CoTEDS for short

Find out about the world's first ever twin study which includes information on both the twins and their children!

Does ‘Grit’ impact on children’s GCSE scores?

Personality characteristics – especially conscientiousness - have been shown to have a significant but moderate influence on academic achievement. However our study showed that ‘grit’, defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, adds little to prediction of school achievement.