6 results for month: 12/2014


2014 Best Student Poster Prize

Margherita Malanchini Biosketch: Margherita is a PhD student funded by the Economic and Social Research Council- ESRC, based at Goldsmiths University of London. Margherita’s PhD research focuses on investigating the aetiology and brain correlates of those non-cognitive factors (such as motivation, self-perceived ability and anxiety) implicated in mathematical learning. The project involves large samples of twins cross-culturally (UK, Russia and USA). In addition to her PhD research, Margherita is involved in numerous other projects investigating the origins of cognitive abilities and disabilities. Margherita obtained her BSc in Psychology from ...

2014 ISIR Prize for Best Student Presentation

Kaili  Rimfield Biosketch: Kaili gained her BSc in Psychology and MSc in Developmental Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London. In 2013, she received a MRC studentship and began her PhD at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London. She is currently working under the supervision of Professor Robert Plomin and Professor Yulia Kovas, using the Twin Early Development Study (TEDS) sample. The primary aim of her research is to explore the role of gene-environment interplay in educational achievement. She is also interested in early predictors of educational achievement, as well as associated life ...

2014 Best Student Methodology Presentation: Paulette Flore

Paulette Flore Biosketch: Paulette grew up in Heerjansdam, the Netherlands. In 2013 she completed her Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University, with a minor in methodology and statistics. Currently she works as a PhD candidate at Tilburg University at the Department of Methodology and Statistics on a project funded by the The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Her main research interest is the influence of stereotype threat on mathematical test performance of girls and women. She particularly focuses on the psychometric properties of stereotype threat data. In the context of stereotype threat she ...

2015: Albuquerque, New Mexico September 18-20

Watch keynote talks on YouTube! President's Invited Address: Steven Pinker Keynote Address: Roberto Colom Holden Award: Alice Dreger Invited Address: Paul Sackett & Nathan Kuncel Distinguished Contributor Interview: Robert Plomin The conference offers an unrivalled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. The 2015 local hosts were Professors Rex Jung and Ron Yeo. Conference Highlights [one_half last="no"] ISIR 2015 full program! View or print the Conference Flyer! LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADDRESS Leading scholar, JOHN LOEHLIN, University ...

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award: Ian Deary

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 2014 awardee was Professor Ian Deary Interviewed for the award, Professor Deary summed up his work as follows: "I feel like four different people in intelligence research,” says ISIR’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2014, Ian Deary. “I started by being, and still am, intrigued by the fact that simple-seeming measures of processing speed correlate strongly with higher-level cognitive abilities. There are still many miles to go on that road. My research changed ...