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Publication Resources

This page provides links to free external resources that have been referenced within TEDS publications. These resources include summaries of analysis results, video recordings, and some small datasets. In the case of video recordings, the links will take you to YouTube or other external sites where the videos can be played. In other cases, the link will allow you to download a file directly from this web site (to download, right-click on the link and select Save Link As... ).

For each available resource, the table below gives a reference for the relevant paper, a link to the resource, and information about the type of resource.

Publication Link to resource Description of resource

Rimfeld, K., Shakeshaft, N.G., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Selzam, S., Schofield, K.L., Dale, P.S., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2017). Phenotypic and genetic evidence for the unifactorial structure of spatial abilities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(10), 2777-2782. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1607883114.

Malanchini, M., Rimfeld, K., Shakeshaft, N.G., Schofield, K.L., Rodic, M., Rossi, V., Dale.P.S., Kovas, Y. & Plomin, R. (in preparation). A common genetic network underlies small and large scale spatial abilities: Evidence from two comprehensive gamified batteries.

King's Challenge activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awnfeiAPmQc&t=15s

Navigation activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHj0-19rbiI&t=1s

Links to video recordings on YouTube. The videos illustrate web activities for the "King's Challenge" and "Navigation" studies that are analysed in these papers.
Selzam, S., Krapohl, E., von Stumm, S. et al (2017). Predicting educational achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2016.107

Right-click to download document: 

FAQs Predicting Educational Achievement From DNA.docx

Document in Microsoft Word (docx) format, containing FAQs relating to this publication.
Asbury, K., Moran, N. & Plomin, R. (2016). Nonshared Environmental Influences on Academic Achievement at age 16: a qualitative hypothesis-generating monozygotic-twin differences study. AERA Open on line. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2332858416673596

Click to read in a browser page, or right-click to download:

Public report

Executive summary

Documents in pdf file format, providing details of the study described in the paper.
Asbury, K., Moran, N. & Plomin, R. (2017). Do MZ twins have discordant experiences of friendship? A qualitative hypothesis-generating MZ twin differences study. PLoS ONE, 20.07.2017. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180521 Right-click to download file: Friendship Peer MZ Differences Table Zip file containing a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel (xlsx) format, listing specific examples of peer differences observed in the study.
TEDS Monograph (book): Kovas, Y., Haworth, M.A., Dale, P.S. & Plomin, R. (2007). The genetic and environmental origins of learning abilities and disabilities in the early school years. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 72, vii-160.

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The monograph itself is a document in pdf file format. This contains the complete text of the book.

The dataset is a zip file containing an SPSS data file. The results published in the monograph were based on analysis of the data in this file. The dataset is made anonymous to protect the confidentiality of participants who provided data.

von Stumm, S. & Plomin, R. (2015). Breastfeeding and IQ growth from toddlerhood through adolescence. PLoS ONE, 25.09.2015. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0138676 Right-click to download file: IQ and breastfeeding correlations Zip file containing a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel (xlsx) format, showing a correlation matrix of variables used in analysis for this publication.
Dale, P.S., Price, T.S., Bishop, D.V.M. & Plomin, R. (2003). Outcomes of early language delay: I. predicting persistent and transient difficulties at 3 and 4 years. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 46, 544-560. https://doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2003/044) Right-click to download file: Wordbank dataset Zip file containing an SPSS data file. This is a copy of a dataset published on the Wordbank web site (wordbank.stanford.edu). Wordbank is a repository of data, from many sources, relating to research on children's vocabulary development. This TEDS dataset is made anonymous to protect the confidentiality of participants who provided data.
Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E. et al (2016). Publication trends over 55 years of behavioural genetic research. Behavior Genetics, 46(5), 603-607. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2

Link to download a file from Dropbox: Database of papers.

External link to a Dropbox page where you can download a zip file containing a Microsoft Excel (xlsx) file. This has five worksheets including a large table of papers, as referenced in the publication, together with a graph and introductory worksheets. Note: this file is very large (35MB) and may be slow to download.
Krapohl, E., Rimfeld, K., Shakeshaft, N.G. et al (2014). The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence. PNAS, 111(42), 15273-15278. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1408777111 Right-click to download file: list of variables This document is in pdf file format. It contains details of the many measures used to predict GCSE performance in the publication.