2009 ISIR Templeton Prize for Best Student Paper

Sophie von Stumm


Sophie von Stumm completed a Bachelor in Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London and subsequently, graduated from a Master’s degree in Individual Differences (with Distinction) at the University of Edinburgh. Sophie is a PhD student at the Goldsmiths University of London since fall 2007, under supervision of Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic; her PhD thesis investigates conceptual and measurement approaches to intelligence-personality associations. Beyond that, Sophie pursues research in collaboration with Ian J. Deary and colleagues that aims to identify psychological predictors of several outcomes at midlife, including status attainment and health, and to disentangle their complex nexus of effects. She is now a tenured professor at Goldsmiths, London.
Representative Publications
von Stumm, S., Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Quiroga, M. A., & Colom, R. (2009). Separating narrow and general variance in intelligence-personality associations. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 336-341.
von Stumm, S., Macintyre, S., Batty, D. G., Clark, H., & Deary, I. J. (2009). Intelligence, social class of origin, childhood behavior disturbance and education as predictors of status attainment in midlife: The Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study. Intelligence, in press.