2016

Malanchini, M., Tosto, M.G., Garfield, V., Dirik, A., Czerwik, A., Arden, R., Malykh, S., & Kovas, Y. (2016). Preschool Drawing and School Mathematics: The Nature of the Association. Child Development, 87(3), 929–943.

Rimfeld, K., Ayorech, Z., Dale, P.S., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Genetics affects choice of academic subjects as well as achievement. Scientific Reports, 6:26373, DOI: 10.1038/srep26373

Tosto, M., Asbury, K., Mazzocco, M.M.M., Petrill, S.A., & Kovas, Y. (2016). From classroom environment to mathematics achievement: The mediating role of self-perceived ability and subject interest. Learning and Individual Differences, 50, 260-269.

Selzam, S., Krapohl, E., von Stumm, S., O’Reilly, P.F., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S., Lee, J.J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting educational achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 00, 1–6.

Shakeshaft, N.G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K.L., 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| 6:30545 | DOI: 10.1038/srep30545

Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Guay, F., Kovas, Y., Dionne, G., Lemelin, JP., Séguin, J.R., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R.E. (2016). Intrinsic Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics in Elementary School: A Longitudinal Investigation of Their Association. Child Development, 87(1), 165-75.

Morosanova, V. I., Fomina, T.G., Kovas, Y., Bogdanova, O.Y. (2016). Cognitive and regulatory characteristics and mathematical performance in high school students. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 177–186.

Hart, S.A., Logan, J.A.R., Thompson, L., Kovas, Y., McLoughlin, G., Petrill, S.A. (2016). A latent profile analysis of math achievement, numerosity, and math anxiety in twins. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108(2), 181-193.

Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2016). True Grit and Genetics: Predicting Academic Achievement from Personality. J Pers Soc Psychol.

Frenken, H., Papageorgiou, K.A., Tikhomirova, T., Malykh, S., Tosto, M.G., Kovas, Y. (2016). Siblings’ sex is linked to mental rotation performance in males but not females. Intelligence, 55, 38–43.

2015

Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Guay, F., Kovas, Y., Dionne, G., Lemelin, JP., Séguin, J.R., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R.E. (2015). Intrinsic Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics in Elementary School: A Longitudinal Investigation of Their Association. Child Development, 87(1), 165-75.

Kovas, Y., Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Petrill, S.A., Malykh, S.B., Spinath, F., Murayama, K., Ando, J., Plomin, R., Bogdanova, O.Y., Dionne, G., Forget-Dubois, N., Galajinsky, E.V., Gottschling, J., Lemelin, J-P., Logan, J.A.R., Yamagata, S., Shikishima, C., Thompson, L.A., Tikhomirova, T.N., Tosto, M., Tremblay, R., Brendgen, M., Guay, F., Spinath, B., & Vitaro, F. (2015). Why children differ in motivation to learn: Insights from over 13,000 twins from 6 countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 80, 51–63.

Rodic, R., Tikhomirova, T., Kolienko, T., Malykh, S., Bogdanova, O., Zueva, D.Y., Gynku, E.I., Wan, S., Zhou, X., & Kovas, Y. (2015). Spatial complexity of character based writing systems and arithmetic in primary school: a longitudinal study. Frontiers in Psychology (Developmental Psychology section), 6,333.

Thomas, M.S.C., Kovas, Y., Meaburn, E.L., & Tolmie, A. (2015). What can the study of genetics offer to educators? Mind, Brain, and Education, 9(2), 72-80.

Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2015). Pleiotropy across academic subjects at the end of compulsory education. Scientific Reports, 5:11713.

Sellers, R., Barsky, P.I., Voronina, I.D., Kovas, Y., & Harold, G. (2015). A New Genetically Informative Approach to the Study of Child Psychopathology. Theoretical and Experimental Psychology, 8(4), 68-88.

Savostyanov, A.N., Dolgorukova, T.A., Esipenko, E.A., Zaleshin, M.S., Malanchini, M., Budakova, A.V., Saprygin, A.E., Golovko, T.A., Kovas, Y. (2015). EEG Correlates of Trait and Mathematical Anxiety during Lexical and Numerical Error-Recognition Tasks. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic and Management Engineering, 9 (7), 2162-2166.

Wang, Z., Lukowski, S.L., Hart, S.A., Lyons, I.M., Thompson, L.A., Kovas, Y., Mazzocco, M.M.M., Plomin, R., & Petrill, S.A. (2015).Is Math Anxiety Always Bad for Math Learning? The Role of Math. Psychological Science, 26(12) 1863–1876.

2014


Greven, C.U., Kovas, Y., Willcutt, E.G., Petrill, S.A. and Plomin, R. (2014). Evidence for shared genetic risk between ADHD symptoms and reduced mathematics ability: A twin study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 55(1), pp. 39-48. ISSN 00219630.

Tosto, M., Hanscombe, K., Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., Petrill, S., Dale, P.S., Malykh, S., Plomin, R., & Kovas, Y. (2014). Why do spatial abilities predict mathematical performance? Developmental Science, 462-470.

Kovas, Y. & Bogdanova, O. (2014). Explaining individual differences in mathematical ability: Genes, cultures, personality, and cognition. Abstract. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, Supplement, p. S9. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.176

Kovas, Y. & Bogdanova, O. (2014). Explaining individual differences in mathematical ability: Genes, cultures, personality, and cognition. Abstract. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, Supplement, p. S9. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.176

Kovas, Y., Ovcharova, O., Tikhomirova, T., Kolienko, T., Tosto, M., & Malykh, S. (2014). Are the mechanisms underlying mathematical learning in mathematically-gifted students fundamentally different? Abstract. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, Supplement, p. S9. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.177

Bogdanova, O., Ginku, E., Bogdanova, E., Zueva, D., Malanchini, M., & Kovas, Y. (2014). Mathematical Anxiety and mathematical learning: Multidimensional approach. Abstract. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, Supplement, p. S9. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.178

Tosto, M.G., Petrill, S.A., Halberda, J., Trzaskowski, M., Tikhomirova, T.N., Bogdanova, O.E., Ly, R., Wilmer, J.B., Naiman, D.Q., Germine, L., Plomin, R., & Kovas, Y. (2014). How heritable is number sense? A genetic investigation into numerosity estimation abilities in 16 year-old students. Intelligence, 35-46.

Tikhomirova Т.N., Malykh S.B., Tosto M.G., Kovas Y. (2014). Сognitive characteristics and mathеmatical achievement in high school students: cross-cultural analyses. Psychological Journal, 35(1), 41-53. [In Russian with English Abstract]

Kovas, Y. & Selita, F. (2014). Applying genetic discoveries to education. International Innovation, 133, 88-90.

Rodic, M., Zhou, X., Tikhomirova, T., Wei, W., Malykh, S., Ismatulina, V., Sabirova, E., Davidova, Y., Tosto, M.G., Lemelin, J-P., & Kovas, Y. (2014). Cross-Cultural Investigation into Cognitive Underpinnings of Individual Differences in Early Arithmetic. Developmental Science, DOI: 101111/desc12204

Davis, O.S.P., Band,G., Pirinen, M., Haworth, C.M.A., Meaburn, E.L., Kovas, Y., Harlaar N., Docherty, S.J., Hanscombe, K.B. , Trzaskowski, M., Curtis, C.J.C., Strange, A., Freeman,C., Bellenguez, C., Su, Z., Pearson, R., Vukcevic, D., Langford, C., Deloukas, P., Hunt, S., Gray, E., Dronov, S., Potter, S. C., Tashakkori-Ghanbaria, A., Edkins, S., Bumpstead, S.J., Blackwell, J.M., Bramon, E., Brown, M.A., Casas, J.P., Corvin, A.,Duncanson, A., Jankowski, J. A.Z., Markus, H. S., Mathew, C.G., Palmer, C.N.A., Rautanen, A., Sawcer, S.J., Trembath, R.C., Viswanathan, A.C., Wood, N.W., Barroso, I., Peltonen, L., Dale, P.S., Petrill, S.A., Schalkwyk, L.S., Craig, I.W., Lewis, C.M., Price, T.S., The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2w, Donnelly, P., Plomin, R., & Spencer, C.C.A. (2014). The correlation between reading and mathematics ability at age twelve has a substantial genetic component. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5204. Open Access.

Wang, Z., Hart, S.A., Kovas, Y., Lukowski, S., Soden, B., Thompson, L.A., Plomin, R., McLoughlin, G., Bartlett, C.W., Lyons, I.M., & Petrill, S.A. (2014). Who is afraid of math? Two sources of genetic variance for mathematical anxiety. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(9), 1056-1064.

Lukowski, S.L., Soden, B., Hart, S.A., Thompson, L.A., Kovas, Y., & Petrill, S.A. (2014). Etiological distinction of working memory components in relation to mathematics. Intelligence, 47, 54-62.

Krapohl, E., Rimfeld, K., Nicholas G. Shakeshaft, N. , Trzaskowski, M., McMillan, A., Pingault, J-B., Asbury, K., Harlaar, N., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S. & Plomin, R. (2014). The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence. PNAS, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1408777111

2013


Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., Hanscombe, K.B., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2013). Understanding the science-learning environment: a genetically sensitive approach. Learning & Individual Differences, 23, 145-150.


Kovas, Y., Galajinsky, E.V., Boivin, M., Harold, G.T., Jones, A.P., Lemelin, J-P., Luo, Y., Petrill, S.A., Plomin, R., Tikhomirova, T.N., Zhou, X., & Malykh, S.B. (2013). The Russian School Twin Registry (RSTR): Project PROGRESS. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 126-133.


Sumathipala, A., Siribaddana, S., Hotopf, M., McGuffin, P., Glozier, N., Ball, H., Kovas, Y., Rijsdijk, F., Yatawara, L., Pariante, C., Zavos, H., Siriwardhana, C., Pannala, G., Jayaweera, K., Adikari, A., & Gunewardane, D. (2013). The Sri Lankan Twin Registry: 2012 Update. Twin Research & Human Genetics, 16(1), 307-312.


Butterworth, B. & Kovas, Y. (2013). Understanding Neurocognitive Developmental Disorders Can Improve Education for All. Science, 340, 300-305.


Kovas, Y. (2013). Interview as a recipient of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. Observer, 26(5), 13.


Kovas, Y., Voronin, I., Kaydalov, A., Malykh, S.B., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2013). Literacy and numeracy are more heritable than intelligence in primary school. Psychological Science, 24(10), 2048-2056.


Tosto, M., Tikhomirova, T.N., Galajinsky, E., Akimova, K., & Kovas, Y. (2013). Development and validation of a mathematics-number sense web-based test battery. Procedia – Social and Behavioural Sciences, 86, 423-428.


Tosto, M., Malykh, S, Voronin, I., Plomin, R., & Kovas, Y. (2013). The etiology of individual differences in maths beyond IQ: insights from 12 year-old twins. Procedia -Social and Behavioural Sciences, 86, 429-434.

Bogdanova, O.E., Kovas, Y., Bogdanova, E.L., Akimova, K.K., & Gynku, E.I. (2013). Phenomenon of mathematical anxiety in education. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 5-19. In Russian.

Rudenko, M., Rodic, M., Cooper, E., Kolienko, T.V., Sharafieva, K.R., Gynku, E.I., Akimova, K.K., Bogdanova, O.E., Zhou, X., & Kovas, Y. (2013). Mathematical anxiety, spatial ability and mathematical achievement: cross-cultural study of primary school children in Russia and UK. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 18-26.

Codiroli, N., Kovas, Y., Tosto, M.G., Cooper, E., Budakova, A.V., & Bogdanova, O.E. (2013). Numerical processes and mathematical anxiety in UK and Russian University students. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 27-38.

Ippoma-Powell, D., Cooper, E., Bogdanova, O.E., Ovcharova, O.N., Ismatullina, V.I., & Kovas, Y. (2013). Individual differences in multisensory Approximate Number System and mathematical performance. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 39-46.

Smith-Woolley, E., Malykh, A.S., Galazinsky, E.V., Voronin, I.A., & Kovas, Y. (2013). The longitudinal relationship between phonology and arithmetic: between ages 3 and 12. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 47-60.

Filer, K., Malanchini, M., Voronina, I.D., Akimova, K.K., Zueva, D.E., & Kovas, Y. (2013). Longitudinal relationship between second language motivation and achievement feedback. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 61-75.

Tikhomirova, T.N., Kovas, Y., Zaleshin, M.S., Budakova, A.V., Sharafieva, K.R., & Malykh, S.B. (2013). Phenomenon of mathematical fluency. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 92-98.

Tikhomirova, T.N., Malykh, S.B., Bogomaz, S.A., Sudneva, O.V., & Kovas, Y. (2013). Spatial ability and spatial memory in high school students with different levels of mathematical fluency. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 6(4), 99-109.

2012

Ismatullina, V., Malykh, S., Kovas, Y., Voronin, I. (2012). Genetic and environmental influences on executive functions: Spatial planning and spatial working memory. International Journal of Psychology, 47, SI, Supplement 1, 139-139

Kovas, Y. & Malykh, S. (2012). Explaining individual differences in behavioural genomics: Two steps forward, one step back. International Journal of Psychology, 47, SI, Supplement 1, 143-143.

Tosto, M.G., Kovas, Y., Malykh, S., & Tikhomirova, T. (2012). Cross-cultural behavioural genetic perspective on mathematical learning. International Journal of Psychology, 47, SI, Supplement 1, 143-144.

Malykh, S. & Kovas, Y. (2012). Behavioral genetics: Looking back and looking forward. International Journal of Psychology, 47, SI, Supplement 1, 273-273.

Tikhomirova T.N. & Kovas, Y. (2012). The role of cognitive characteristics in mathematical achievment in Russian high school students. Znaniye, Ponimaniye, Umeniye (in Russian), 2, 237-244.

Petrill, S.A., Logan, J., Vincent, P.S., Hart, S.A., Thompson, L., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2012). Math Fluency is Etiologically Distinct from Untimed Math Performance, Decoding Fluency, and Untimed Reading Performance: Evidence from a Twin Study. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 45(4), 371-381.

Harlaar, N., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S., Petrill, S.A., & Plomin, R. (2012). Mathematics is differentially related to reading comprehension and word decoding: Evidence from a genetically-sensitive design. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104(3), 622-635.

Zavos, H.M.S., Kovas, Y., Ball, H.A., Ball, D., Siribaddana, S.H., Glozier, N., Sumathipala, A., McGuffin, P., Hotopf, M., & Rijsdijk, F. (2012). Genetic and Environmental Etiology of Nicotine Use in Sri Lankan Male Twins. Behavior Genetics, 42,798-807.

Malykh, S.B., Tikhomirova, T.N., & Kovas, Y.V. (2012). Individual Differences in Learning Abilities: the Contribution of Behavioural Genetics. In Russian. Voprosi Obrazovaniya (Questions in Education), Issue 4, 186-199.

Tick, B., Tosto, M.G., Haworth, C., Pomin, R., & Kovas, Y. (2012). School Motivation: A twin study. Behavior Genetics, 42 (6), 971-971.

Tosto, M.G., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2012). The heritability of ‘number sense’. Behavior Genetics, 42 (6), 971-971.

Dirik, A., Bogdanova, O.E., & Kovas, Y. (2012). An Investigation of the Relationship between Academic Achievement, Socio-economic Status, Cognitive Abilities, and Self-perceived Mathematical Abilities in High School Students. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 5(4), 5-19.

White, E., Davydova, Y.A., Sharafieva, K.R., Malykh, S.B., & Kovas, Y. (2012). Individual Differences in Spatial Abilities: An Investigation into Age, Sex, Handedness, and Sibling Effects. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), 5(4), 30-39.

2011

Docherty, S.J., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2011) Gene-Environment interaction in the etiology of mathematical ability using SNP-sets. Behavioral Genetics (Special Issue), 41:141-154.

Ball, HA, Sumathipala, A, Siribaddana, SH, Kovas, Y, Glozier, N, McGuffin, P, Hotopf, M (2010). Aetiology of fatigue in Sri Lanka and its overlap with depression. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 197, 106-113.

Ball, HA, Siribaddana, SH, Sumathipala, A, Kovas, Y, Glozier, N, Rijsdijk, F, McGuffin, P, Hotopf, M. (2011). Genetic and environmental contributions to the overlap between psychological, fatigue and somatic symptoms: a twin study in Sri Lanka. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 14(1), 53-63.

Luo, Y., Kovas, Y., Haworth, C., & Plomin, R. (2011). The etiology of mathematical self-evaluation ad mathematical achievement: Understanding the relationship using a cross-lagged twin study from ages 9 to 12. *Joint first authorship. Learning and Individual Differences, 21(6), 710-718.

Kovas, Y., Tick, B. & Plomin R. (2011). Scrutinizing the teacher effect using twin methodology. Abstract. Behavior Genetics, 41(6), 918.

2010

Docherty, S.J., Davis, O.S. P., Kovas, Y., Meaburn, E.L., Dale, P.S., Petrill, S.A., Schalkwyk, L.C., & Plomin, R. (2010) A genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with mathematics ability and disability. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, 9, 234-247.

Ball, H.A., Siribaddana, S.H., Sumathipala, A., Kovas, Y., Glozier, N., McGuffin, P., & Hotopf, M. (2010). Environmental exposures and their genetic or environmental contribution to depression and fatigue: a twin study in Sri Lanka. BMC Psychiatry, 10:13. DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-10-13.

Ball, H., Siribaddana, S. H., Kovas, Y., Glozier, N., McGuffin, P., Sumathipala, A., & Hotopf, M. (2010). Epidemiology and symptomatology of depression in Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional population-based survey in Colombo District. Journal of Affective Disorders, 123 (1-3), 188-196.

Kovas, Y., Doherty, S.J., Handscombe, K., & Plomin, R. (2010). Hidden Shapes and Jigsaw Puzzles. Behavioral Genetics, 40, 800 (Abstract).

Kovas, Y., Doherty, S.J., Handscombe, K., & Plomin, R. (2010). Hidden Shapes and Jigsaw Puzzles. Behavioral Genetics, 40, 800 (Abstract).

Docherty SJ, Kovas Y, Petrill SA, Plomin R (2010). Generalist Genes Analysis of DNA Markers Associated with Mathematical Ability and Disability Reveals shared influence across ages and abilities. BMC Genetics, 11:61.

2009

Kovas, Y., Giampietro, V., Viding, E., Ng, V., Brammer, M., Barker, G.J., Happé, F. G. E., & Plomin, R. (2009). Brain correlates of non-symbolic numerosity estimation in low and high mathematical ability children. PloS One, 4(2): e4587. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004587.

Petrill, S.A., Kovas, Y., Hart, S.A., Thompson, L.A., & Plomin, R. (2009). The Genetic and Environmental etiology of High Math Performance in 10 Year Old Twins. Behavioral Genetics, 39, 371-379.

Haworth, C.M.A., Wright, M.J., Luciano, M., Martin, N.G., de Geus, E.J.C., van Beijsterveldt, C.E.M., Bartels, M., Posthuma, D., Boomsma, D.I., Davis, O.S.P., Kovas, Y., Corley, R.P., DeFries, J.C., Hewitt, J.K., Olson, R.K., Rhea, S-A., Wadsworth, S.J., Iacono, W.G., McGue, M., Thompson, L.A., Hart, S.A., Petrill, S.A., Lubinski, D., & Plomin, R.(2010). The heritability of general cognitive ability increases linearly from childhood to young adulthood. Molecular Psychiatry, 15, 1112-1120.

Haworth, C.M.A, Kovas, Y., Harlaar, N., Hayiou-Thomas, M.E., Petrill, S.A., Dale, P.S. & Plomin, R. (2009). Generalist genes and learning disabilities: a multivariate genetic analysis of low performance in reading, mathematics, language and general cognitive ability in a sample of 8000 12-year-old twins. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(10), 1318-1325.

Kovas, Y., Doherty, S., Davis, O., Meaburn, E., Dale, P., Petrill, S., Shalkwyk, L., & Plomin, R. (2009). Generalist genes and mathematics: The latest quantitative and molecular genetic results from the TEDS study. Abstract. Behavioral Genetics, 39, 663–664.

Kovas, Y., Haworth, C.M.A., Harlaar, N., Petrill, S.A., & Plomin, R. (2009). Overlap and specificity of genetic and environmental influences on reading and mathematics disability in 10 year-old twins. In Changing Concepts of Dyslexia: Nature, Treatment and Co-Morbidity. Edited by Maggie Snowling. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (on-line issue).

Greven, C.U., Harlaar, N., Kovas, Y., Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Plomin, R. (2009). More than just IQ: School achievement is predicted by self-perceived abilities for genetic reasons. Psychological Science, 20(6), 753-762.

Ball, H., Sumathipala, A., Siribaddana, S. H., Kovas, Y., Glozier, N., McGuffin, P., & Hotopf, M. (2009). Genetic and environmental contributions to depression in Sri Lanka. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 195, 504-509.

2008

Davis, O.S.P., Kovas, Y., Harlaar, N., Busfield, P., McMillan, A., Frances, J., Petrill, S.A., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2008). Generalist Genes and the Internet generation: etiology of learning abilities by web testing at age 10. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 7, 455-462.

Siribaddana, S. H., Ball, H. A., Hewage, S. N., Glozier, N., Kovas, Y., Dayaratne, D.A.R.K., Sumathipala, A., McGuffin, P., & Hotopf, M. (2008). Colombo Twin and Singleton Study (CoTASS): A description of a population based twin study of mental disorders in Sri Lanka. BMC Psychiatry, 8(1), 49.

Siribaddana, S.H., Kovas, Y., & Fernando, D.J.S. (2008). Quantitative Ultrasound of Bone and Calcium Intake in Suburban Males in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 11, 407-413.

Haworth, C.M.A., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2008). Science in Elementary School: Generalist Genes and School Environments. Intelligence, 36 (6), 694-701.

2007

27. Kovas, Y., Haworth, C.M.A., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2007). The genetic and environmental origins of learning abilities and disabilities in the early school years. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Volume 72, whole number 3, Serial No. 188, pp. 1-144.

Kovas, Y., Petrill, S. A., & Plomin, R. (2007). The origins of diverse domains of mathematics: Generalist genes but specialist environments. Journal of Educational psychology, 99(1), 128-139.

Kovas, Y., Haworth, C.M.A., Harlaar, N., Petrill, S.A., & Plomin, R. (2007). Overlap and specificity of genetic and environmental influences on reading and mathematics disability in 10 year-old twins. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(9), 914-922.

Kovas, Y. & Plomin, R. (2007). Learning abilities and disabilities: Generalist genes, specialist environments. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(5), 284-288.

Kovas, Y., Haworth, C.M.A., Petrill, S. A., & Plomin, R. (2007). Mathematical Ability of 10-year-old boys and girls: Genetic and environmental etiology of typical and low performance. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40(6), 554-567.

Kovas, Y., Haworth, C. M. A., Harlaar, N., Petrill, S. A., & Plomin, R. (2007). The origins of individual differences in mathematical ability. Behavior Genetics, 37(6), 768-769.

Plomin, R., Kovas, Y., & Haworth, C.M.A. (2007). Generalist genes: Genetic links between brain, mind, and education. Mind, Brain, and Education, 1(1), 11-19.

Haworth, C. M. A., Harlaar, N., Kovas, Y., Davis, O. S. P., Oliver, B. R., Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., Frances, J., Busfield, P., McMillan, A., Dale, P. S., & Plomin, R. (2007). Internet Cognitive Testing of Large Samples Needed in Genetic Research. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 10(4), 554-653.

Haworth, C. M. A., Kovas, Y., Petrill, S. A., & Plomin, R. (2007). Developmental Origins of Low Mathematics Performance and Normal Variation in Twins from 7 to 9 Years. Twin Research, 10(1), 106- 117.

2006

Kovas, Y. & Plomin, R. (2006). Generalist Genes: Implications for Cognitive Sciences.Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(5), 198-203.

Hayiou-Thomas, M.E., Kovas, Y., Harlaar, N., Bishop, D. V. M., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2006). Common aetiology for diverse language skills in 4½ year old twins. Journal of Child Language, 33(2), 339-368.

Kovas, Y., Butcher, L. M., Harlaar, N., & Plomin, R. (2006). How general are genes for general cognitive ability? SNP-SET analyses. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B-Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 141B(7), 703-703.

2005

Kovas, Y., Hayiou-Thomas, M.E., Oliver, B., Dale, P.S., Bishop, D. V. M., Plomin, R. (2005). Genetic influences in different aspects of language development: The etiology of language skills in 4.5 year-old twins. Child Development, 76 (3), 632-651.

Plomin, R. & Kovas, Y. (2005). Generalist genes and learning disabilities. Psychological Bulletin, 131(4), 592-617.

Kovas, Y., Harlaar, N., Petrill, S.A., & Plomin, R. (2005a). ‘Generalist genes’ and mathematics in 7-year-old twins. Intelligence, 33, 473-489.

Kovas, Y., Harlaar, N., Petrill, S. A., & Plomin, R. (2005b). ‘Generalist genes’ and mathematics. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B-Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 138B(1), 18-18.

2004

Oliver, B., Harlaar, N., Hayiou Thomas, M.E., Kovas, Y., Walker, S.O., Petrill, S.A., Spinath, F.M., Dale, P.S., Plomin, R. (2004). A Twin Study of Teacher-Reported Mathematics Performance and Low Performance in 7-Year-Olds. Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 96, No. 3, 504¬-517.

Kovas, Y., Harlaar, N., Petrill, S. A., & Plomin, R. (2004). Mathematics, reading, and IQ: A multivariate genetic analysis in 7-year-old twins. Behavior Genetics, 34(6), 646-646.

Kovas, Y., Malykh, S., Gaysina, D. (Eds.) (2016). Behavioural Genetics for Education. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-1-137-43732-7.

Malykh, S.B., Kovas, Y., & Gaysina, D. (in press).  Behavioural Genetics for Education.  Edited Volume in Russian.