The Genetics of Emotional Ontogeny (GEO) study at the
UW Psychology Department is a project investigating
the personality, emotional, cognitive, and physical
development of twins. The study began as a series of
assessments that spanned from shortly after birth to
three years of age. Currently the project is in the data analysis phase. No families
are being recruited at this time.
Initial assessments took place both in the home and
in the Center. For example, when the twins began to
crawl, a research specialist would come to the home
to videotape the twins crawling, being approached by
a stranger, interacting with a parent, and playing hide
and seek with a toy.