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ISIR BOARD: VOTING OPEN NOW

It’s nearly time to vote for new additions to the ISIR Board. To see the current roster of those serving on the Board, please click here [...]

February 8, 2019 News

ISIR2019 and the MOVIES

Three Identical Strangers and the ISIR conference The movie Three Identical Strangers combines an intriguing narrative with an implicit discussion of nature and nurture. How much of the way we turn out is influenced by genes? Is it ethical to assign [...]

February 8, 2019 News

Professor Ian Deary awarded OBE

Professor Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2019 for his services to social sciences. Ian is known to many in ISIR for his research on cognitive abilities. He led [...]

January 3, 2019 News
Open Letter to IAEVG board

Open Letter to IAEVG board

An Open Letter to the Board and Members of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG): The Board of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) revoked Dr. Linda Gottfredson’s invitation to give a keynote address [...]

October 20, 2018 News
British Society for Individual Differences (BSPID) Jul 12, 2018 Edinburgh  Programme

British Society for Individual Differences (BSPID) Jul 12, 2018 Edinburgh Programme

Venue: Room F21, 7 George Square, EH8 9JZ, Edinburgh. 9am: Welcome to BSPID 2018! (registration here) 9:10-10:15: Keynote: Dr. Kathryn Asbury, York University They called him Scar Boy: How Qualitative Methods can add value to Behavioural Genetics? 10:15-10:45: Morning Tea 10:45-noon: Talks Yue Li: [...]

June 5, 2018 News
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 [...]

August 21, 2017 News

Talking about cognitive ability in 2017

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 [...]

June 14, 2017 News

Nature editorial: A positive inflection for research into ability

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 [...]

June 13, 2017 News

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

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 [...]

June 13, 2017 News

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

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 [...]

April 26, 2017 News