4 results for month: 12/2010
Stijn Smeets Biosketch: Stijn grew up in Tongeren (Belgium) and obtained a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Leuven. Currently he is a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University, where he works with the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY). He investigates how educational interventions, mentorship,and parental involvement can facilitate the development of high achievement, good health, and well-being in precocious youth. His long term goal is to collaborate in a European wide talent identification and talent development program.
Matthew Pase Biosketch: Awarded first class honours in Psychology in 2009, Matthew began his PhD the following year at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Matthew’s previous research has focused on the biological determinants of cognitive abilities paying specific attention to the role of arterial stiffness in cognitive ageing. Currently, Matthew is involved in a number of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials exploring the effects of various nutraceuticals on cognitive and cardiovascular health. Under the supervision of Con Stough, Andrew Pipingas and Andrew Scholey, Matthew’s PhD is concerned with ...
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 2010 awardee was Professor Tom Bouchard. Tom pioneered adopted-apart studies on intelligence, and consistently championed and advanced the scientific study of the genetics of IQ. His work with the Minnesota adoption and twin studies lead to multiple landmark papers in Journals such as Science. He also supervised students who have gone on to considerable achievements in their own right.