2 results for month: 08/2019


Lifetime Achievement Award for Professors Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski

ISIR Lifetime Achievement Award  ISIR has awarded Professors Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski its highest honour: the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Intelligence.  Congratulations to them both. Professors Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski are best known for leading the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY). This study is globally unique: five cohorts of intellectually talented youth identified over 25 years (1972-1997) and longitudinally tracked throughout their lifespan. Their work has identified educationally efficacious interventions for meeting the learning needs of gifted youth, which also ...

Winner of Best Student Talk at ISIR 2019

For the second year running, Ms Emily Willoughby  won the Best Student Talk at ISIR 2019, with The First Longitudinal Investigation of Cognitive Ability in Adult Adoptive Families.  Huge congratulations to Emily, who says ". . . what an honor to receive the award twice. Not sure if deserved, but certainly appreciated." Emily is starting her fourth year of a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she works in personality, individual differences & behavioral genetics with James J. Lee and Matt McGue. With a background in biology, Emily’s research interests center on the genetics of cognitive ability, but she also enjoys ...