Tuesday 16th January 2018,
Intelligence

2017 Lifetime achievement Award: Jim Flynn

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The Lifetime Achievement Award is ISIR’s highest honor, reserved for individuals who have, over their professional lifetime, substantially advanced the field of intelligence.  The 2017 awardee was Professor James (Jim) Flynn. Professor Flynn is a renowned Political Scientist. His work on cognitive ability and IQ incorporates his background in philosophy and [...]

January 11, 2018 Tim Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards 0

2016 Lifetime achievment Award: Warner Schaie

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The Lifetime Achievement Award is ISIR’s highest honor, reserved for individuals who have, over their professional lifetime, substantially advanced the field of intelligence. The 2016 awardee was Professor K Warner Schaie, founder of the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Professor Schaie’s work link gerontology with social and psychological science. Realizing the need for longitudinal [...]

January 11, 2018 Tim Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards 0

2017 John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology

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Jacqueline M. Caemmerer Biosketch: Jackie grew up in a small town in New York and later lived in New York City where she earned a master’s degree in school psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She began working on her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 and [...]

September 26, 2017 Tim Awards, Student Awards 0

2017 ISIR Prize for Best Poster Presentation: Kirsten Hilger

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Kirsten Hilger was the 2017 awardee for best poster, at the 2017 ISIR conference. The award carries a prize of $500. Biosketch: Kirsten obtained her Master of Science (Neurocognitive Psychology) from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in Germany. She is currently working on her PhD project in the Lab of Christian [...]

September 26, 2017 Tim Awards, Student Awards 0

Keynotes from Montreal now on YouTube

Keynotes from Montreal now on YouTube

Recordings of Steve Pinker interview,  Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski Keynote, Jim Flynn Lifetime awardee, and Mat McGue Presidential Invited Address are now up on the society’s YouTube Channel! Like what you see? Then you will love Edinburgh 2018. The meeting will be held in the historic Royal Society Edinburgh buildings, with a gala Banquet at [...]

August 21, 2017 Tim News 0

2017 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper: Emily Willoughby

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Emily Willoughby, awardee of the Best Student Presentation award, ISIR, Montreal 2017.  Biosketch: Emily grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina, acquired her B.A. in biology from New Jersey’s Thomas Edison University, and began working toward her Ph.D. in personality, individual differences & behavior genetics at the University of Minnesota [...]

July 27, 2017 Tim Awards, Student Awards 0

Talking about cognitive ability in 2017

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2017 has already seen more science-lead findings on cognitive ability, and public discussion about the origins, and social and moral implications of ability, than we have had in some time, which should be good news for those seeking to understand and grow cognitive ability. This post brings together some of these events linking talk about differences in [...]

June 14, 2017 Tim News 1

Nature editorial: A positive inflection for research into ability

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As GWAS results confirm links between cognitive ability and outcomes diverse as increased lifespan, better SES and education outcomes, and protection from mental illness, information on the genetics of cognitive ability itself has taken a quantum leap, Nature have posted an editorial framing these results against wide-spread misconceptions about  human intelligence. The editorial argues that these large [...]

June 13, 2017 Tim News 0

Global collaboration on GWAS yields 336 genetic effects linked to Cognitive Ability!

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In the search to increase important economic and health-related life benefits linked to cognitive abilities, and knowing that many of these benefits are linked to the combined action of thousands of very, very small genetic effects, researchers have recognized that they need to pull together massive samples to make progress. That recognition has begun [...]

June 13, 2017 Tim News 1

National Geographic piece on Genius covers work of ISIR members, including Rex Jung and Robert Plomin

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In a long and detailed illustrated essay, National Geographic cover a diverse range of work on a subject of interest to all followers to ISIR: Genius. (to accompany their new series on Einstein). Lots to surprise readers: Did you know there’s a hunt to find Leonardo’s DNA? http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/05/genius-genetics-intelligence-neuroscience-creativity-einstein [...]

April 26, 2017 Tim News 0