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The etiology of individual differences in maths beyond IQ: insights from 12 year-old twins.

Tosto, M.; Malykh, S.; Voronin, I.; Plomin, R. and Kovas, Yulia. 2013. The etiology of individual differences in maths beyond IQ: insights from 12 year-old twins. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 86, pp. 429-434. ISSN 1877-0428 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This study investigated the etiology of individual differences in mathematics and the nature of the relationship of mathematics with reading and g. A sample of 13,262 12-year-old twins from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) was assessed on 11 measures of mathematics, reading, and general cognitive abilities (g). A variable of ‘Pure Mathematics’ was obtained by removing the common variance with reading and g from mathematical scores. Controlling for reading and g did not reduce variability in mathematics but eliminated the influences of shared environment in the etiology of individual differences. Pure Mathematics remained moderately heritable (.44).

Item Type: Article

Keywords:

Mathematical ability; Heritability; Individual differences; Pure Mathematics; Reading, IQ

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
10 October 2013Published
UNSPECIFIEDAccepted

Item ID:

20690

Date Deposited:

13 Jul 2017 15:22

Last Modified:

13 Jul 2017 15:22

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20690

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