4 results for month: 09/2014


Consensus emerging: Intelligence is central to cognition, and critical to our future

First, Jon Wai's finding the next Einstein blog hosts an interview with ISIR Founder, and Lifetime achievement award winner, Douglas Detterman noting just how very important the ability of people is to our past, present, and, most importantly, to our future. And in the same week, an (open) paper in Molecular Psychiatry (pdf here) showing that IQ research needs to be treated as a core component of cognition research: This highlights 5 fascinating knowns, and open doors for understanding what is currently unknown: how genes build brighter brains. Both make great entrees for anyone outside the current rapid pace of IQ research. ycombinator, ...

Senior Lecturer Position in Quantitative Methods, Vanderbilt’s Peabody College

The Quantitative Methods program in the Department of Psychology and Human Development of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development is searching to fill a senior lecturer position to teach introductory statistics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  The appointment will likely begin in August, 2015, although there is potential to fill the position starting in January, 2015.  The ideal candidate will have a number of qualifications:  1)  An earned doctorate in quantitative psychology, educational measurement, biostatistics, or another field closely related to quantitative methods;  2)  Experience teaching ...

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cognitive Intervention (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)

Applications are invited for a PDRA position commencing from October 2014. The Dunhill Medical Trust funded “Tablet for Healthy Ageing” project seeks to design, develop and then test interventions to be used with older adults using tablet PCs and related technology. The post will be for 18 months. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible postdoctoral researcher and will join the Project Director, Dr Alan Gow, in initiating this new research programme. Applicants are required to hold a PhD in psychology or a relevant field, and knowledge of cognitive ageing or interventions would be an advantage. Experience of managing resear...

Art Jensen's Archives… Now (mostly) online!!

The Arthur Jensen archives are now online or searchable.   In total, some 37 boxes of documents of correspondence, data!, professional materials and personal materials are available. Digital material is online, and other material can be searched and located.