Design, Utility, and History of the Colorado Adoption Project: Examples Involving Adjustment Interactions. Journal Article uri icon



  • This paper describes the Colorado Adoption Project (CAP), a longitudinal study in behavioral development, and discusses how adoption studies may be used to assess genetic and environmental etiologies of individual differences for important developmental outcomes. Previous CAP research on adjustment outcomes in childhood and adolescence which found significant interactions, including gene-environment interactions, is reviewed. New research suggests mediating effects of menarche and religiosity on age at first sex in this predominantly middle-class, Caucasian sample.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013

Full Author List

  • Rhea SA; Bricker JB; Corley RP; Defries JC; Wadsworth SJ

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