Friday 22nd September 2017,
Intelligence

Browsing the "News" Category


Nurting talent splash

How to nurture a talented child

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 [...]

September 7, 2016 News
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Replicable genetic variants influencing school, and IQ

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. [...]

July 24, 2016 News
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Why are we getting smarter (BBC)

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 News
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What is intelligence?

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 [...]

June 1, 2016 News
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ISIR President Earl B Hunt: 1933-2016

Professor Earl “Buz” Hunt passed away peacefully early on April 13. His wife, Mary Lou, passed on this sad information for us: Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues of Buz Hunt: Early this morning my husband and best friend, Earl “Buz” [...]

April 14, 2016 News
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Ruben Arslan: 2015 John B. Carroll Award for Methodology

Ruben Arslan Biosketch: Ruben was born in Aachen, Germany, and studied psychology at Humboldt University Berlin. He is now working toward a PhD at the Georg August University Göttingen in the Biological Personality Lab with Lars Penke. His research interests have an evolutionary angle [...]

April 8, 2016 News, Student Awards
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Abstract submission deadline extended till April 10!

Lot’s of great abstracts already in: And you now have until  April 10 to submit yours! [...]

April 3, 2016 News
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Why stupid mistakes happen (hint, it often involves not thinking)

ISIR member Zach Hambrick has a nice article on the Scientific American web site on the psychology of errors. It’s a nice outline of the mechanisms for errors and the role of IQ in these.   [...]

March 8, 2016 News
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Controlled trial shows brain training has no long-term value

New work involving leading UK neuropsychologist Susan Gathercole indicates that brain training has no lasting effects. Based on claims that this could enhance IQ, reading and math, the researchers randomized children to  intensive “brain training” of working memory. The trial was large (over [...]

March 8, 2016 News
Kaili

Does grit out-weigh IQ? Massive UK study shows not

Some research has shown small associations between “grit” and academic achievement. These have been from small, selected samples, but the results have been widely cited as showing that “Grit outweighs IQ”. What do large, well controlled studies suggest? A new paper from the lab [...]

February 15, 2016 News