2018 John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology: Inga Schwabe

Inga Schwabe Biosketch: Inga grew up in Paderborn, Germany. She received her M.Sc. in Applied Cognitive Psychology from the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2013 where she then started her Ph.D. research at the department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis. Her doctoral dissertation discusses a number of psychometric issues that require special attention in the analysis of genetically-informative data and proposes new methodology in the form of multilevel item response theory (IRT) (pdf). She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the department of ...

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2018 ISIR Prize for Best Student Poster

Cassidy Burningham Biosketch:  Cassidy grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with a family who has supported her throughout her entire life. Growing up with family and friends who were constantly asking for her advice is what drove Cassidy in to the world of behavioral science. Cassidy received her Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology this past Spring from Utah Valley University. Cassidy will be continuing her education at the University of Utah and will be getting her Master's Degree in Social Work. Cassidy is hoping to work in the ...

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2018 ISIR Prize for Best Paper

Helen Elizabeth Davis Biosketch: Helen Elizabeth Davis Helen grew up in the borderlands of southern New Mexico where she enjoyed a free-range childhood hunting for ladybugs in the Sacramento Mountains. She received her B.A. from the University of Missouri in 2003. Before attending graduate school, Helen began working for the Tsimane Health and Life History Project in lowland Bolivia. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, where she focused on the effects of formal schooling on cognitive performance among foraging and transitioning ...

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2017 Lifetime achievement Award: Jim Flynn

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 2017 awardee was Professor James (Jim) Flynn. Professor Flynn is a renowned Political Scientist. His work on cognitive ability and IQ incorporates his background in philosophy and political science. He is best known for his discovery that IQ has been increasing across most of the last century in the West. Always ready to improve his, and our, understanding of the causes and consequences of ...

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2016 Lifetime achievment Award: Warner Schaie

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 2016 awardee was Professor K Warner Schaie, founder of the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Professor Schaie's work link gerontology with social and psychological science. Realizing the need for longitudinal research, he founded the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Since the 1950s, this work has revealed complex patterns of preservation, decline, and advance, alongside links to lifestyle and social ...

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