Loss of a Twin in Childhood/Adolescence: Behavioral Significance and a Program for Intervention
SUBJECTS NEEDED: Identical and fraternal twins whose twin died between the ages of 6 - 16 years and adult twins whose twin died between the ages of 6 -16 years.
LOCATION: USA and Canada
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Dr. Nancy L. Segal, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the California State University, at Fullerton and author of ENTWINED LIVES and INDIVISIBLE BY TWO is conducting a study of the significance of losing a twin during childhood and adolescence.  This unique form of loss deserves a great deal of professional attention.  Families with multiple birth children and adolescents who have experienced this unfortunate event, or who know of such cases, are invited to contact Dr. Segal at the Twin Studies Center, at the California State University.  Adult twins who have lost a twin sibling in childhood are also needed for the study.  Twins, siblings and family members will complete a series of questionnaire by mail; time for participation is approximately 30 minutes.  Information on the loss of a twin will also be made available. All data will be kept strictly confidential, and a summary of the findings will be made available to all participants when the research is completed.  
INVESTIGATOR: Nancy Segal, Ph.D.; California State University, Fullerton, Psychology Department, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834

Contact:  657-278-2142 (phone); 657-278-4843 (fax)

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Web Site: drnancysegaltwins.org
METHOD OF INVESTIGATION: Questionnaires to be completed by twins, mothers, fathers, twins' siblings and teachers.