Intelligence features in this month's National Geographic
The data are from one of the first heritability studies of IQ in chimpanzees. Chimps have a "g" factor, and aspects of it are linked to relatedness among individuals - i.e., appear to be transmitted genetically. Future work on the molecular basis of IQ in chimps will potentially shed fascinating light on the origins of human IQ (shared or not?) and perhaps therapy for retardation or boosts to IQ, if it can help zoom in the molecules that support intellectual development.
Intelligence research is one of the most immediately applicable ("translatable" to use the jargon) fields of psychology.
Here, Nathan Kuncel (Marvin D. Dunnette Distinguished Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota) gives a clear and straightforward talk on just how strong IQ tests are as predictors, and how standardized tests can best serve us.
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June 1 sees the Graz 2014 Meeting announcement, and details on Hotels, registration, paper submission, and symposium suggestions. Get ready for a great meeting!
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ur new website went live on May 29 2014!
Many thanks to Paolo at New Tree Design and to Professor Timothy Bates for making this happen!
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 2013 awardee was Professor Linda Gottfredson.