Ruben Arslan: 2015 John B. Carroll Award for Methodology

Ruben Arslan Biosketch: Ruben was born in Aachen, Germany, and studied psychology at Humboldt University Berlin. He is now working toward a PhD at the Georg August University Göttingen in the Biological Personality Lab with Lars Penke. His research interests have an evolutionary angle on individual differences in common. He has studied paternal age effects on intelligence, personality, mortality and fertility. He hopes to gain an understanding of mutational influences on individual differences and by extension the genetic architecture of traits such as intelligence....

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2015 Best Student Poster Prize

Biosketch: Ruth examines high-IQ as a potential risk factor for various disorders and diseases. She is especially interested in studying and advocating for those who possess dual exceptionalities in intellectual ability and disability. Her present research involves the recruitment of over 3700 American Mensa members, who test within or above the 98th percentile of intelligence, to examine a potential interplay between high cognitive ability, affective disorders (mood and anxiety), and immune and inflammatory dysregulations such as allergies, autoimmune disease and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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