Friday 09th December 2016,
Intelligence

ISIR board member Jelte Wicherts awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to improve statistical rigour in psychology

Jelte WIcherts

ISIR congratulates our rising-star board-member Jelte Wicherts on being awarded a substantial and prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to improve statistical rigour in psychology. Jelte is in the Department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, where he heads a research group that focuses on biases in statistical decision [...]

December 5, 2016 Tim News 0

Behavioral Genetics assistant professorship!

MSU

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure system appointment in behavioral and statistical genetics at the rank of assistant professor effective August 16, 2017. We seek a scientist with an interdisciplinary line of scholarship and expertise in computational/statistical genetics as it [...]

October 12, 2016 Tim Job and workshop postings 0

New Job opening: Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University

New Job opening: Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University

The position of Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University is open, with applications requested now. You would need to provide leadership, vision, and serve as a facilitator for departmental research and scholarship, and educational activities, as well as management of the department. All [...]

October 4, 2016 Tim Job and workshop postings 0

The Neuroscience of Intelligence! (new book from ISIR past president Rich Haier)

Haier smaller

  Examination copies available now!   [...]

September 13, 2016 Tim News 0

Great new post-doc with Texas Twin Project!

Austin lab

Texas Twin Project, Department of Psychology and Population Research Center A Postdoctoral Research position is available at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Dr. Elliot Tucker-Drob and Dr. Paige Harden. The candidate will primarily work on the Texas Twin Project, which is currently funded by a [...]

September 8, 2016 Tim Job and workshop postings, News 0

How to nurture a talented child

Nurting talent splash

Very nice new article in Nature covering the work of ISIR leaders Camilla Benbow, David Lubinski, and others, and what inspired professor Julian Stanley to give brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates the SAT college-admissions exam, normally taken by university-bound 16- to 18-year-olds in the United States. The 12 year old scored at [...]

September 7, 2016 Tim News 0

Replicable genetic variants influencing school, and IQ

Saskia Selzam

The social science genetics consortium has been working to uncover the genes associated with educational attainment. First, in 2013, with 127,000 subjects, they were able to produce a polygenic risk score (PRS) explaining 2% variance in total years of education. This doubled to 4% once they had convinced collaborators to [...]

July 24, 2016 Tim News 0

Why are we getting smarter (BBC)

Michael Woodley

The BBC radio show The Why Factor asks “Why are we getting smarter“. This in-depth (18-minute) show features interviews with ISIR members Professor Jim Flynn and Dr Michael Woodley.   [...]

July 22, 2016 Tim News 0

17th Annual meeting of ISIR: Montreal, Canada. July 14-16, 2017.

downtown-montreal

The leading meeting of intelligence researchers: Come and hear stellar presentations from Steve Pinker, Jim Flynn, Matt McGue and many more! Conference Highlights The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. The local host is Professor Sherif Karama. View [...]

June 28, 2016 Tim Conferences 0

What is intelligence?

Brain_IQ

CUP are hosting a “virtual round table” on intelligence… Two great interactions so far between three leading members of ISIR: Rich Haier, Bob Sternberg, and Jim Flynn What is intelligence? Can brain biology help explain IQ? the ultimate goal of all intelligence research is to understand how to increase intelligence [...]

June 1, 2016 Tim News 0