Sunday 21st 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

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 Tim News 0

2017: July 14-16 in Montreal

18th Annual meeting of ISIR: Montreal, Canada. July 14-16 Updates: YouTube videos of our keynote speakers, and distinguished awardees and guests! Professor Mat McGue: President’s invited speaker keynote: Up now! Professor Jim Flynn: Lifetime achievement award lecture: Up now! Professors Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski: Keynote Lecture: Up now! Professor Steven [...]

June 28, 2016 Tim Conferences 1

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 research is to understand how to increase intelligence [...]

June 1, 2016 Tim News 0

Sephira Ryman 2015 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper

Sephira Ryman Biosketch: Sephira obtained her BA in Psychology from Wellesley College and her MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of New Mexico. She is currently working toward her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico. Her primary research interest is in understanding how neural structure and function [...]

April 16, 2016 Tim Awards, Student Awards 0

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” Hunt died peacefully in his sleep. He left this world [...]

April 14, 2016 Tim News 0

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 on individual differences in common. He has studied paternal age [...]

April 8, 2016 Tim News, Student Awards 0

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 Tim News 0

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award: John Loehlin

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)

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

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