5 results for month: 07/2014


Impact factor up!

The 2013 impact data just came out for Intelligence (the society's journal). Articles were cited  2752 times, giving an Impact Factor of  3.162. Congratulations to our authors, reviewers, and to editor Professor Douglas Detterman!  

What is life like with IQ 70, or 170?

Author Daniel Keyes passed away in June of 2014. If you've not seen it, you may enjoy the movie of his book "Flowers for Algernon The Oscar winning movie "Charly" follows Cliff Robertson through the scientific and human drama of an experimental treatment shifting his IQ from around 70 to over 170...

Is Chimp IQ similar to human IQ? First steps show it is heritable.

Intelligence features in this month's National Geographic The data are from one of the first heritability studies of IQ in chimpanzees. Chimps have a "g" factor, and aspects of it are linked to relatedness among individuals - i.e., appear to be transmitted genetically. Future work on the molecular basis of IQ in chimps will potentially shed fascinating light on the origins of human IQ (shared or not?) and perhaps therapy for retardation or boosts to IQ, if it can help zoom in the molecules that support intellectual development.

Research in action: Nathan Kuncel explains what IQ tests predict about school achievement

Intelligence research is one of the most immediately applicable ("translatable" to use the jargon) fields of psychology. Here, Nathan Kuncel (Marvin D. Dunnette Distinguished Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota) gives a clear and straightforward talk on just how strong IQ tests are as predictors, and how standardized tests can best serve us. [youtube id="Gv_Cr1a6rj4" width="620" height="360"]

2014: Graz, Austria DEC 12-14

2014 local hosts: Aljoscha C. Neubauer & Mathias Benedek Watch the keynotes Susan Pinker Talk: The Elephant in the Room! 2014 Distinguished Contributor Interview with Ian Deary The annual conference offers an opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current research. Conference Highlights [one_half last="no"] conference flyer Conference Program! (pdf) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADDRESS IAN DEARY, University of Edinburgh KEYNOTE ADDRESS "Who Are the Costliest Members of Society?" AVSHALOM CASPI & TERRIE MOFFITT Duke University PRESIDENT'S SYMPOSIUM Intelligence & Creativity: Current ...