Tuesday 23rd October 2018,
Intelligence
  • 2019 July 11-13: Minneapolis, MN

    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

Are you thinking? Toward “A 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

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!

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

2016 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper

2016 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper

Christin Lotz Biosketch: Christin obtained her diploma in psychology from the University of Trier, Germany. Currently, she is working on her PhD in educational science at the Saarland University, Germany and is mentored by Jörn Sparfeldt. Her research interests center how intelligence, complex problem solving, and educational attainment are connected. On the [...]

September 16, 2016 Tim News, Student Awards 0

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

  Examination copies available now!   [...]

September 13, 2016 Tim News 0

Great new post-doc with Texas Twin Project!

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

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

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