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  • The psychology of raising twins and multiples
    My interest in twins has spanned my whole life as I was born a younger sibling of identical twins, explains Dr Katie Wood, a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at Swinburne University of Technology who specialises in twin and family relationships. “I grew up always trying to divide and conquer this very tight twin dynamic […]
  • Does keeping twins together or apart in the classroom impact their academic development?
    Multiple-birth parents say it is one of most difficult decisions that they face: whether to separate or keep their twins together at school. Professor Brian Byrne of the School of Psychology, University of New England, investigates the many factors in a parent’s decision and seeks to answer the central question: will my twins prosper more […]
  • Health Behaviours Questionnaire
    Eligibility: All adult twins currently living in Australia.  This study aims to understand why and how people in Australia access healthcare services and professionals. We’re particularly interested in understanding reasons why, or why not, individuals participate in available screening programs. By studying twins, we can see whether these behaviours are found in families, and what […]
  • What twins teach us about health behaviour
    Researchers often compare the differences between identical and fraternal twins to better understand health and behaviour. The first major insight is that genes and environments almost always combine to influence our life trajectory. Sometimes the largest factor is genetics (think genetic disorders). Sometimes it’s environment (think infections). Mostly, it’s somewhere in between. Such studies have […]