4 results for month: 12/2011


2011 John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology

Jakob Pietschnig Biosketch: Jakob grew up in Vienna, Austria where he received his M.Sc. in Psychology in 2008 from the University of Vienna. Being interested in psychological research methods, subsequently he started to work as a research associate at the Methods unit of the Department of Basic Psychological Research at the University of Vienna, where he is also currently engaged in completing his dissertation. His research interests include statistical methods in the framework of meta-analyses, assessment methods for publication bias, and generational IQ gains (Flynn effects). Representative Publications: Pietschnig, J., Voracek, M., & ...

2011 ISIR Templeton Prize for Best Student Paper

Magda Chmiel Biosketch: Magda Chmiel was born in Poznan, Poland, where she obtained MSc in Sociology at Adam Mickiewicz University in 2004. In 2009 she began a PhD at the Centre for Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science at the University of Luxembourg, where she collaborates on the MAGRIP-R project, assessing the impact of childhood socio-cognitive characteristics on private and professional outcomes in later life. Her research interests include the impact of childhood characteristics on future life outcomes, intelligence, personality, socioeconomic status and subjective well-being. Representative Publications Chmiel, M., Brunner, ...

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award

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 2011 awardee was Professor Robert Plomin Robert has worked extensively in twin research, perhaps most notably leading the TEDS project. More recently he has  contributed to molecular genetic work on intelligence. He has authored numerous books, nearing 1000 articles, and presented numerous invited and public talks and debates,  advancing the scientific study of intelligence. Several of his students now also occupy research positions, working in individual differences.

2011: Cyprus

Program Distinguished Contributor Interview: Douglas Detterman Click here for Part 1 video at Vimeo Part 1: In this opening section Doug discusses the strength and depth of research knowledge on intelligence: Strength in our tests, the data gethered, theories for a concept of intelligence, and the practical lifecourse value of IQ testing, from school, work, and health. He highlights the role of intelligence in promoting meritocracy. He then discusses what he sees as the key weakness of the field: That students and researchers are highly unaware of these matters. He highlights that this is modifiable by communicating what we know much better, ...