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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2017 John B. Carroll Award for Research Methodology

Jacqueline M. Caemmerer Biosketch: Jackie grew up in a small town in New York and later lived in New York City where she earned a master’s degree in school psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She began working on her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 and simultaneously earned a master’s degree in quantitative methods.  At UT, she was mentored by Tim Keith and developed research interests in the structure of intelligence and the influence of cognitive abilities on students’ academic achievement with an advanced quantitative methods ...

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2017 ISIR Prize for Best Poster Presentation: Kirsten Hilger

Kirsten Hilger was the 2017 awardee for best poster, at the 2017 ISIR conference. The award carries a prize of $500. Biosketch: Kirsten obtained her Master of Science (Neurocognitive Psychology) from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in Germany. She is currently working on her PhD project in the Lab of Christian Fiebach and studies together with Ulrike Basten the neural underpinnings of human intelligence. Her primary aim is to understand how differences in organizational principles of intrinsic brain networks contribute to individual differences in general ...

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2017 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper: Emily Willoughby

Emily Willoughby, awardee of the Best Student Presentation award, ISIR, Montreal 2017.  Biosketch: Emily grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina, acquired her B.A. in biology from New Jersey’s Thomas Edison University, and began working toward her Ph.D. in personality, individual differences & behavior genetics at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2016. Following several years working as a scientific illustrator and co-authoring a book on the United States’ evolution/creationism controversy, she returned to NC for a year of post-baccalaureate ...

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