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Publications: Dr Margherita Malanchini

Demange PA, Hottenga JJ, Abdellaoui A, Eilertsen EM, Malanchini M, Domingue BW, Armstrong-Carter E, de Zeeuw EL et al. ( 2022 ) . Estimating effects of parents’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills on offspring education using polygenic scores . Nature Communications vol. 13 , ( 1 )
Shields AN, Malanchini M, Vinnik L, Tucker-Drob EM, Harden KP, Tackett JL ( 2022 ) . Genetic variance in conscientiousness relates to youth psychopathology beyond executive functions . J Psychopathol Clin Sci vol. 131 , ( 8 ) 830 - 846 .
Procopio F, Zhou Q, Wang Z, Gidziela A, Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Plomin R ( 2022 ) . The genetics of specific cognitive abilities . Intelligence vol. 95 ,
Plomin R, Gidziela A, Malanchini M, von Stumm S ( 2022 ) . Gene-environment interaction using polygenic scores: Do polygenic scores for psychopathology moderate predictions from environmental risk to behavior problems? . Dev Psychopathol1 - 11 .
Malanchini M, Gidziela A ( 2022 ) . Genetic and Environmental Influences on Dyslexia and Dyscalculia . The Cambridge Handbook of Dyslexia and Dyscalculia ,
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Arathimos R, Gidziela A, Pain O, McMillan A, Ogden R, Webster L et al. ( 2022 ) . The consequences of a year of the COVID-19 pandemic for the mental health of young adult twins in England and Wales . BJPsych Open vol. 8 , ( 4 )
Gidziela A, Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Allegrini AG, McMillan A, Selzam S, Ronald A, Viding E et al. ( 2022 ) . Using DNA to predict behaviour problems from preschool to adulthood . Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines vol. 63 , ( 7 ) 781 - 792 .
von Stumm S, Fisher HL, Malanchini M ( 2022 ) . Von Stumm, S., Malanchini, M., & Fisher, H. (2022). The developmental interplay between the p-factor of psychopathology and the g-factor of intelligence from age 7 through 16 years .
Vogt RL, Zheng A, Briley DA, Malanchini M, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM ( 2022 ) . Genetic and Environmental Factors of Non-Ability-Based Confidence . Social Psychological and Personality Science . vol. 13 , 734 - 746 .
Gidziela A, Ahmadzadeh Y, Michelini G, Allegrini A, Agnew-Blais J, Lau LY, Duret M, Procopio F et al. ( 2022 ) . Genetic influences on neurodevelopmental disorders and their overlap with co-occurring conditions in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysis .
Sabhlok A, Malanchini M, Engelhardt LE, Madole J, Tucker-Drob EM, Harden KP ( 2022 ) . The relationship between executive function, processing speed, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in middle childhood . Developmental Science vol. 25 , ( 2 )
Gidziela A, Ahmadzadeh Y, Michelini G, Allegrini A, Agnew-Blais J, Lau LY, Duret M, Procopio F et al. ( 2022 ) . Genetic influences on neurodevelopmental disorders and their overlap with co-occurring conditions in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysis .
Procopio F, Zhou Q, Wang Z, Gidziela A, Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Plomin R ( 2022 ) . The genetics of specific cognitive abilities .
Sheardown E, Mech AM, Petrazzini MEM, Leggieri A, Gidziela A, Hosseinian S, Sealy IM, Torres-Perez JV et al. ( 2022 ) . Translational relevance of forward genetic screens in animal models for the study of psychiatric disease . Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews vol. 135 ,
Raffington L, Malanchini M, Grotzinger AD, Madole JW, Engelhardt LE, Sabhlok A, Youn C, Patterson MW et al. ( 2022 ) . An In-Laboratory Stressor Reveals Unique Genetic Variation in Child Cortisol Output . Developmental Psychology vol. 58 , ( 10 ) 1832 - 1848 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Packer AE, Gidziela A, Allegrini AG, Ayorech Z, Smith‐Woolley E, McMillan A et al. ( 2021 ) . The winding roads to adulthood: A twin study . JCPP Advances vol. 1 , ( 4 )
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Gidziela A, Cheesman R, Allegrini AG, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Packer A et al. ( 2021 ) . Pathfinder: a gamified measure to integrate general cognitive ability into the biological, medical, and behavioural sciences . Molecular Psychiatry vol. 26 , ( 12 ) 7823 - 7837 .
Gidziela A, Ahmadzadeh Y, Michelini G, Allegrini A, Ronald A, Plomin R, Rimfeld K, Malanchini M ( 2021 ) . The Role of Genetics in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Their Comorbidity with Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders During Childhood and Adolescence. A Meta-analysis . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 51 , 706 - 706 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Arathimos R, Gidziela A, Pain O, McMillan A, Ogden R, Webster L et al. ( 2021 ) . The consequences of a year of the COVID-19 pandemic for the mental health of young adult twins in England and Wales . medRxiv
Wang Z, Borriello GA, Oh W, Lukowski S, Malanchini M ( 2021 ) . Co-development of math anxiety, math self-concept, and math value in adolescence: The roles of parents and math teachers . Contemporary Educational Psychology vol. 67 ,
Raffington L, Tanksley P, Vinnik L, Sabhlok A, Patterson MW, Mallard T, Malanchini M, Ayorech Z et al. ( 2021 ) . Socially stratified DNA-methylation profiles are associated with disparities in child and adolescent mental health .
Raffington L, Belsky DW, Kothari M, Malanchini M, Tucker-Drob EM, Harden KP ( 2021 ) . Socioeconomic disadvantage and the pace of biological aging in children . Pediatrics vol. 147 , ( 6 )
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Allegrini AG, Packer AE, McMillan A, Ogden R, Webster L, Shakeshaft NG et al. ( 2021 ) . Genetic Correlates of Psychological Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis in Young Adult Twins in Great Britain . Behavior Genetics vol. 51 , ( 2 ) 110 - 124 .
Hasty LM, Malanchini M, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Wang Z ( 2021 ) . When anxiety becomes my propeller: Mental toughness moderates the relation between academic anxiety and academic avoidance . British Journal of Educational Psychology vol. 91 , ( 1 ) 368 - 390 .
Gidziela A, Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Allegrini A, McMillan A, Selzam S, Ronald A, Viding E et al. ( 2021 ) . Using DNA to predict behaviour problems from preschool to adulthood .
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Gidziela A, Cheesman R, Allegrini A, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Packer A et al. ( 2021 ) . Pathfinder: A gamified measure to integrate general cognitive ability into the biological, medical, and behavioural sciences .
Demange P, Malanchini M ( 2021 ) . Investigating the genetic architecture of noncognitive skills using GWAS-by-subtraction . Nature Genetics vol. 53 , 35 - 35 .
Demange PA, Malanchini M, Mallard TT, Biroli P, Cox SR, Grotzinger AD, Tucker-Drob EM, Abdellaoui A et al. ( 2021 ) . Investigating the genetic architecture of noncognitive skills using GWAS-by-subtraction . Nature Genetics vol. 53 , ( 1 ) 35 - 44 .
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft NG, McMillan A, Schofield KL, Rodic M, Rossi V, Kovas Y et al. ( 2020 ) . Evidence for a unitary structure of spatial cognition beyond general intelligence . npj Science of Learning vol. 5 , ( 1 )
Harden KP, Domingue BW, Belsky DW, Boardman JD, Crosnoe R, Malanchini M, Nivard M, Tucker-Drob EM et al. ( 2020 ) . Genetic associations with mathematics tracking and persistence in secondary school . npj Science of Learning vol. 5 , ( 1 )
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Wang Z, Petrill SA, Tucker-Drob EM, Plomin R, Kovas Y ( 2020 ) . Genetic factors underlie the association between anxiety, attitudes and performance in mathematics . Translational Psychiatry vol. 10 , ( 1 )
Demange P, Hottenga JJ, Abdellaoui A, Malanchini M, Domingue B, de Zeeuw E, Rimfeld K, van Bergen E et al. ( 2020 ) . Genetic associations between non-cognitive skills and educational outcomes: The role of parental environment . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 50 , 446 - 447 .
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Bubel A, Cheesman R, Allegrini AG, Shakeshaft NG, Schofield K, Packer A et al. ( 2020 ) . Pathfinder: a brief, reliable measure to overcome the challenges of investigating g in the genomic era . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 50 , 465 - 466 .
Demange P, Hottenga JJ, Abdellaoui A, Eilertsen EM, Malanchini M, Domingue B, de Zeeuw E, Rimfeld K et al. ( 2020 ) . Estimating effects of parents’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills on offspring education using polygenic scores .
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft NG, McMillan A, Schofield KL, Rodic M, Rossi V, Kovas Y et al. ( 2020 ) . Evidence for a unitary structure of spatial cognition beyond general intelligence . NPJ Sci Learn vol. 5 , ( 1 )
Raffington L, Belsky D, Malanchini M, Tucker-Drob E, Harden P ( 2020 ) . Analysis of socioeconomic disadvantage and pace of aging measured in saliva DNA methylation of children and adolescents .
Malanchini M, Wang Z, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM ( 2020 ) . Self-regulation, motivation and academic achievement: a comprehensive account of their associations applying genetically informative and longitudinal designs . PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES . vol. 157 ,
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Allegrini AG, Ritchie SJ, Plomin R ( 2020 ) . Cognitive ability and education: How behavioural genetic research has advanced our knowledge and understanding of their association . Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews vol. 111 , 229 - 245 .
Wang Z, Oh W, Malanchini M, Borriello GA ( 2020 ) . The developmental trajectories of mathematics anxiety: Cognitive, personality, and environmental correlates . Contemporary Educational Psychology vol. 61 ,
Wang Z, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Malanchini M ( 2020 ) . The longitudinal role of mathematics anxiety in mathematics development: Issues of gender differences and domain-specificity . Journal of Adolescence vol. 80 , 220 - 232 .
Harden KP, Domingue BW, Belsky DW, Boardman JD, Crosnoe R, Malanchini M, Nivard M, Tucker-Drob EM et al. ( 2020 ) . Genetic associations with mathematics tracking and persistence in secondary school . NPJ Sci Learn vol. 5 , ( 1 )
Madrid-Valero JJ, Ronald A, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Malanchini M, Gregory AM ( 2020 ) . Sleep quality, insomnia, and internalizing difficulties in adolescents: Insights from a twin study . Sleep vol. 43 , ( 2 )
Demange P, Malanchini M, Mallard T, Biroli P, Cox S, Grotzinger A, Tucker-Drob E, Abdellaoui A et al. ( 2020 ) . Investigating the Genetic Architecture of Non-Cognitive Skills Using GWAS-by-Subtraction .
Malanchini M, Engelhardt LE, Raffington LA, Sabhlok A, Grotzinger AD, Briley DA, Madole JW, Freis SM et al. ( 2020 ) . Weak and uneven associations of home, neighborhood, and school environments with stress hormone output across multiple timescales . Molecular Psychiatry vol. 25 , ( 7 ) Article s41380 , 1 - 16 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Hannigan LJ, Dale PS, Allen R, Hart SA, Plomin R ( 2019 ) . Teacher assessments during compulsory education are as reliable, stable and heritable as standardized test scores . Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines vol. 60 , ( 12 ) 1278 - 1288 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Spargo T, Spickernell G, Selzam S, McMillan A, Dale PS, Eley TC et al. ( 2019 ) . Twins Early Development Study: A Genetically Sensitive Investigation into Behavioral and Cognitive Development from Infancy to Emerging Adulthood . Twin Research and Human Genetics vol. 22 , ( 6 ) 508 - 513 .
Raffington L, Malanchini M, Grotzinger A, Madole J, Engelhardt L, Sabhlok A, Youn C, Patterson M et al. ( 2019 ) . Changing environments reveal innovative genetic variation in children’s cortisol responses .
Demange P, Malanchini M, Mallard T, Grotzinger A, Ip H, Wertz J, Domingue B, Mitchell C et al. ( 2019 ) . GWAS of non-cognitive skills using genomic SEM: part 1 . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 49 , 526 - 526 .
Malanchini M, Demange P, Mallard T, Grotzinger A, Ip H, Wertz J, Domingue B, Mitchell C et al. ( 2019 ) . GWAS of non-cognitive skills using genomic SEM: part 2 . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 49 , 522 - 522 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, McMillian A, Dale PS, Kovas Y, Plomin R ( 2019 ) . Navigation and object-based spatial abilities are supported by a common genetic network only partly shared with general intelligence . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 49 , 495 - 495 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Allegrini A, Plomin R ( 2019 ) . M72 CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENT AS RELATED TO PHYSICAL AND VERBAL AGGRESSION IN EARLY ADULTHOOD . European Neuropsychopharmacology . vol. 29 , s205 - s206 .
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Wang Z, Petrill S, Tucker-Dob E, Plomin R, Kovas Y ( 2019 ) . Genetic factors underlie the association between anxiety, attitudes and performance in mathematics .
Malanchini M, Engelhardt L, Raffington L, Sabhlok A, Grotzinger A, Briley D, Madole J, Freis S et al. ( 2019 ) . Weak and uneven associations of home, neighborhood and school environments with stress hormone output across multiple time scales .
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft N, McMillan A, Schofield K, Rodic M, Rossi V, Kovas Y et al. ( 2019 ) . Evidence for a unitary structure of spatial cognition beyond general intelligence .
Zheng A, Briley DA, Malanchini M, Tackett JL, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM ( 2019 ) . Genetic and Environmental Influences on Achievement Goal Orientations Shift with Age . European Journal of Personality . vol. 33 , 317 - 336 .
Harden P, Domingue B, Belsky D, Boardman J, Crosnoe R, Malanchini M, Nivard M, Tucker-Drob E et al. ( 2019 ) . Genetic Associations with Mathematics Tracking and Persistence in Secondary School .
Malanchini M, Smith-Woolley E, Ayorech Z, Rimfeld K, Krapohl E, Vuoksimaa E, Korhonen T, Bartels M et al. ( 2019 ) . Aggressive behaviour in childhood and adolescence: The role of smoking during pregnancy, evidence from four twin cohorts in the EU-ACTION consortium . Psychological Medicine vol. 49 , ( 4 ) 646 - 654 .
Malanchini G, Stefanini GG, Malanchini M, Lombardi F ( 2019 ) . Higher in-hospital mortality during weekend admission for acute coronary syndrome: A large-scale cross-sectional Italian study . Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine vol. 20 , ( 2 ) 74 - 80 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Krapohl E, Hannigan LJ, Dale PS, Plomin R ( 2019 ) . SA90THE STABILITY OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IS LARGELY EXPLAINED BY GENETIC FACTORS . European Neuropsychopharmacology . vol. 29 , s1237 - s1238 .
Malanchini M, Engelhardt LE, Grotzinger AD, Harden KP, Tucker-Drob EM ( 2019 ) . “Same But Different”: Associations Between Multiple Aspects of Self-Regulation, Cognition, and Academic Abilities . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology vol. 117 , ( 6 ) 1164 - 1188 .
Toivainen T, Pannini G, Papageorgiou KA, Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft N, Kovas Y ( 2018 ) . Prenatal testosterone does not explain sex differences in spatial ability . Scientific Reports vol. 8 , ( 1 )
Allegrini A, Malanchini M, Krapohl E, Selzam S, Rimfeld K, Plomin R ( 2018 ) . A multi-polygenic score approach to the prediction of harmonized aggression . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 48 , 454 - 454 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Selzam S, Dale PS, Allegrini A, Plomin R ( 2018 ) . DNA provides the best child-specific prediction of educational achievement from birth . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 48 , 509 - 510 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Krapohl E, Hannigan LJ, Dale PS, Plomin R ( 2018 ) . The stability of educational achievement across school years is largely explained by genetic factors . npj Science of Learning vol. 3 , 16 - 16 .
Papageorgiou KA, Malanchini M, Denovan A, Clough PJ, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Kovas Y ( 2018 ) . Longitudinal associations between narcissism, mental toughness and school achievement . Personality and Individual Differences vol. 131 , 105 - 110 .
Wang Z, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Malanchini M ( 2018 ) . Anxiety is not enough to drive me away: A latent profile analysis on math anxiety and math motivation . PLoS ONE vol. 13 , ( 2 )
Esipenko EA, Maslennikova EP, Budakova AV, Sharafieva KR, Ismatullina VI, Feklicheva IV, Chipeeva NA, Soldatova EL et al. ( 2018 ) . Comparing spatial ability of male and female students completing Humanities vs. technical degrees . Psychology in Russia: State of the Art vol. 11 , ( 4 ) 37 - 49 .
Toivainen* T, Malanchini M, Oliver BR, Kovas Y ( 2017 ) . Creative Storytelling In Childhood Is Related To Exam Performance At Age 16 . The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences (EpSBS) . 375 - 384 .
Rimfeld K, Malanchini M, Plomin R ( 2017 ) . Stability and change in the etiology of educational achievement across school years . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 47 , 657 - 657 .
Malanchini M, Wang Z, Voronin I, Schenker VJ, Plomin R, Petrill SA, Kovas Y ( 2017 ) . Reading self-perceived ability, enjoyment and achievement: A genetically informative study of their reciprocal links over time . Developmental Psychology vol. 53 , ( 4 ) 698 - 712 .
Rimfelda K, Shakeshaft NG, Malanchini M, Rodic M, Selzam S, Schofield K, Dale PS, Kovas Y et al. ( 2017 ) . Phenotypic and genetic evidence for a unifactorial structure of spatial abilities . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America vol. 114 , ( 10 ) 2777 - 2782 .
Malanchini M, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft NG, Rodic M, Schofield K, Selzam S, Dale PS, Petrill SA et al. ( 2017 ) . The genetic and environmental aetiology of spatial, mathematics and general anxiety . Scientific Reports vol. 7 ,
Shakeshaft NG, Rimfeld K, Schofield KL, Selzam S, Malanchini M, Rodic M, Kovas Y, Plomin R ( 2016 ) . Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: Using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability . Scientific Reports vol. 6 , ( 1 )
Malanchini M, Tosto MG, Garfield V, Dirik A, Czerwik A, Arden R, Malykh S, Kovas Y ( 2016 ) . Preschool Drawing and School Mathematics: The Nature of the Association . Child Dev vol. 87 , ( 3 ) 929 - 943 .
Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft N, Schofield K, Malanchini M, Rodic M, Kovas Y, Plomin R ( 2015 ) . Genetic and environmental underpinnings of spatial abilities and their role in predicting academic achievement and success in STEM . BEHAVIOR GENETICS . vol. 45 , 684 - 684 .
Bogdanova O, Ginku E, Bogdanova E, Zueva D, Malanchini M, Kovas Y ( 2014 ) . Mathematical Anxiety and mathematical learning: Multidimensional approach . Personality and Individual Differences vol. 60 ,