Thursday 21st June 2018,
Intelligence

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

2019: Minneapolis, MN

East Bank - 1524

The local host is Professor James Lee. The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. Conference Highlights View or print the Conference Flyer (available closer to the date!) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADDRESS TBA KEYNOTE ADDRESS  TBA DISTINGUISHED [...]

April 14, 2017 Tim Conferences 1

19th Annual ISIR Conference: Edinburgh, 2018: July 13-15

Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh Wedding Photos

Local hosts Dr. Michelle Luciano and Professor Timothy Bates warmly welcome you Edinburgh. The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. Conference Highlights View or print the Conference Flyer! (pdf) Satellite pre-conference: Come to the British Society for Personality and Individual [...]

February 4, 2017 Tim Conferences 2

2016 ISIR Carroll Methodology award

Aiden Loe

Aiden Loe was awarded the Carroll prize for best methodology in a paper presented at ISIR 2016. Biosketch: Aiden grew up in Singapore. He received his Master of Philosophy in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Psychology, University of [...]

January 26, 2017 Tim Awards, Student Awards 0

Conference of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2017-Call for Abstracts

Conference of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2017-Call for Abstracts

Rex Jung (ISIR member and our host for ABQ 2014) brings the 2017 meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity to our attention. Creative thoughts are linked to intelligence and this conference will be of interest to many in ISIR. The meeting is on March 24th in San Francisco, right [...]

January 6, 2017 Tim News 0

Are you thinking? Toward “A Rationality Quotient”

Rationality_quotient

Professor Keith. Stanovich  and colleagues Richard. West, and Maggie. Toplak have a terrific new book out which focuses not on how well we reason at our best (the domain of cognitive ability research), but systems that affect when people reason and when they use default mechanisms that don’t involve effortful cognition. Highly recommended! [...]

December 22, 2016 Tim News 0

Looking for a post doc? Able to analyse and write-up cognitive ability data?

Looking for a post doc? Able to analyse and write-up cognitive ability data?

ISIR awardee and member Sophie von Stumm has a 6-month position working on Wellcome Trust and Templeton projects. Apply by mid-January. https://jobs.gold.ac.uk/vacancy/post-doctoral-research-assistant-291667.html [...]

December 19, 2016 Tim Job and workshop postings 0

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