2007 ISIR Templeton Prize for Best Student Paper

Joni Lakin


Joni Lakin is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of Iowa. For the past four years, she has worked with Dr. David Lohman on the Cognitive Abilities Test. She received her B.S. in Applied Psychology at Georgia Tech working with Drs. Phillip L. Ackerman and Ruth Kanfer on knowledge and skill acquisition in adults. Her current research interests include the construction and validation of measures of abilities and other aptitudes for learning, with a particular interest in the participation of women in STEM careers.
Representative Publications
Lohman D.F., & Lakin, J.M. Consistencies in sex differences on the Cognitive Abilities Test across countries, grades, test forms, and cohorts. British Journal of Educational Psychology (in press).
Lohman, D. F., Korb, K. A., & Lakin, J.M. (2008). Identifying Academically Gifted English Language Learners using Nonverbal Tests: A Comparison of the Raven, NNAT, and CogAT. Gifted Child Quarterly, 52, 275-296.