Dunnette Prize

Dunnette Prize Is there someone whom you would like to nominate for a $50,000 cash prize? The recipient will have made "programmatic, significant, and lasting contributions to understanding the causal nature of individual differences on behaviour and performance". The deadline for accepting nominations is June 30, 2019. To read more about the award criteria and to start a nomination, please click HERE  To read a press release, please click HERE

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ISIR BOARD: VOTING OPEN NOW

It's nearly time to vote for new additions to the ISIR Board. To see the current roster of those serving on the Board, please click here

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ISIR2019 and the MOVIES

Three Identical Strangers and the ISIR conference The movie Three Identical Strangers combines an intriguing narrative with an implicit discussion of nature and nurture. How much of the way we turn out is influenced by genes? Is it ethical to assign related children to different adoptive families for the sake of 'science'? Fortunately, there has been much progress since the early, never-published study featured in the movie. But if your interest was primed, and you want to learn about published, well-powered, ethical studies of multiple births, there will be a chance to ...

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Professor Ian Deary awarded OBE

Professor Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list 2019 for his services to social sciences. Ian is known to many in ISIR for his research on cognitive abilities. He led globally unique studies using intelligence test scores that had been collected from around 95% of the entire population of Scotland in 1932 and 1947. Hundreds of reports with the data from these Scottish Mental Surveys have explored relationships among cognition, health and lifespan; this work contributed to his founding the field of cognitive ...

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Open Letter to IAEVG board

An Open Letter to the Board and Members of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG): The Board of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) revoked Dr. Linda Gottfredson's invitation to give a keynote address at the 2018 conference. We write to oppose that decision, and to propose a remedy for it. As background, Dr. Gottfredson was invited to give a keynote address. The invitation arose because she is a seminal figure in vocational counselling, and her circumscription and compromise theory of ...

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