Saturday 27th May 2017,
Intelligence
  • downtown-montreal

    2017: July 14-16 in Montreal

    17th Annual meeting of ISIR: Montreal, Canada. July 14-16 Highlights: The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award: John Loehlin

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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 2015 awardee was Professor John Loehlin. Professor Loehlin has contributed  to statistics (he has a multi-edition book on structural equation modeling), computational modeling (he wrote some of the [...]

March 20, 2016 Tim Lifetime Achievement Awards, Uncategorized 0

Why stupid mistakes happen (hint, it often involves not thinking)

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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 Tim News 0

Controlled trial shows brain training has no long-term value

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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 450 6-year olds) and well controlled, and at one and [...]

March 8, 2016 Tim News 0

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

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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 of lifetime awardee Robert Plomin and written by 2014 prize [...]

February 15, 2016 Tim News 0

Man’s best friend and IQ: Dog g in the Guardian

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ISIR researchers Dr Rosalind Arden and Dr Mark J Adams have been studying intelligence in dogs, with fascinating symmetries between human and dog IQ suggesting that dogs may be good participants for research on IQ and perhaps research on preventing dementia (if dog-IQ scores could be used as a marker of [...]

February 9, 2016 Tim News 0

Interview with ISIR president-elect Rich Haier

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ISIR president-elect Rich Haier discusses brain-imaging, genetics, the environment, and the future of IQ with psychology today. [...]

November 4, 2015 Tim News 0

Post-doc position working with the vast SMPY data base!

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Research Associate: The Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) seeks a full-time post-doctoral Research Associatefor study oversight, conducting research, writing articles, laboratory management, and statistical analyses using the vast SMPY data base.  SMPY is a four-decade longitudinal study consisting of 5 cohorts and over 5,000 intellectually talented participants.  One chief responsibility of this position will be [...]

October 28, 2015 Tim Job and workshop postings 0

2015 Best Student Poster Prize

Ruth Karpinki ISIR

Biosketch: Ruth examines high-IQ as a potential risk factor for various disorders and diseases. She is especially interested in studying and advocating for those who possess dual exceptionalities in intellectual ability and disability. Her present research involves the recruitment of over 3700 American Mensa members, who test within or above the 98th percentile of intelligence, [...]

October 20, 2015 Tim Awards, News, Student Awards 0

Unique opportunity for an outstanding International researcher in Cognitive Ageing and/or Cognitive Epidemiology

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The University of Edinburgh is offering a unique opportunity for an outstanding International researcher in Cognitive Ageing and/or Cognitive Epidemiology. The particular areas of possible expertise are wide. The successful candidate will be appointed to an Established Chair and will have immediate and full access to facilities within the world-leading MRC/BBSRC-funded Centre for Cognitive Ageing [...]

October 14, 2015 Tim Job and workshop postings, News 0

ISIR 2015 PRESIDENT’S INVITED ADDRESS: Steven Pinker

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The Sense of Style: How to Think About Writing in the 21st Century. [...]

October 13, 2015 Tim News 0