Ms Rosalind Arden
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Institute of Psychiatry
|location||MRC, SGDP Centre|
|departments||Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (IRG)|
Before joining KCL I enjoyed working as a science documentary television producer. In 1996 I worked on a film featuring Robert Plomin’s research on human intelligence. Some years later I asked Professor Plomin if I might join his group as a PhD student.
I am passionate about helping to unite compelling evolutionary theories with powerful molecular and behavioural genetic designs. This endeavour - in which many researchers are already engaged - will help us understand ourselves better. Far from being species’ narcissism, knowing ourselves will assist us in making rational, compassionate and effective policies that matter for us and for the world we live in.
activities and interests
Evolutionary theory/Behavioural genetics
I am interested in using behavioural genetic methods to test hypotheses consistent with evolutionary theory.
Arden, R. (2003). An Arthurian Romance. In H. Nyborg (Ed.), The Scientific Study of General Intelligence, Tribute to Arthur Jensen. Oxford: Pergamon Press.
Arden, R., Gottfredson, L., & Miller, G. Does a Fitness factor contribute to the association between intelligence and health outcomes? In revision.
Arden, R., Gottfredson, L., Miller, G., & Pierce, A. Intelligence and semen quality are positively correlated. In Press.
Arden, R., Harlaar, N., & Plomin, R. (2007). Sex differences in childhood associations between DNA markers and general cognitive ability. Journal of Individual Differences, 28(3), 161-164.
Arden, R., & Plomin, R. (2006). Sex differences in variance of intelligence across childhood. Personality And Individual Differences, 41(1), 39-48.
Arden, R., & Plomin, R. (2007). Scant evidence for Spearman’s law of diminishing returns in middle childhood. Personality And Individual Differences, 42(4), 743-753.
last updated: Saturday, December 06, 2008