Topics and Candidate Papers

Proposed Topics

How can (and why hasn't) Individual differences psychology provide Biomarkers to Psychiatry?

  • Paper: Linden, D. (2013). Biological psychiatry: time for new paradigms. Br J Psychiatry, 202. 166-167. doi. PMID.

Friday : We do need no education?

Friday : What is Social Status?

What does raise IQ?

  • moral reasoning and moral foundations
  • Kraus, M. W., Piff, P. K., Mendoza-Denton, R., Rheinschmidt, M. L. and Keltner, D. (2012). Social class, solipsism, and contextualism: how the rich are different from the poor. Psychol Rev, 119. 546-572. doi. PMID.

Papers that have been mentioned, which you might present on

  • Maccoby. J (2000) Parenting and its Effects on Children: On Reading and Misreading Behavior Genetics. Annual Review of Psychology, 51: 1-27 doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.51.1.1
  • Choi, Y. Y., et al. (2008). Multiple Bases of Human Intelligence Revealed by Cortical Thickness and Neural Activation. Journal of Neuroscience,28 10323-10329

Future guests

  • Maciej Trzaskowski, SGDP early 2013
  • Adam Perkins, KCL
  • Geoffrey Miller, UMN


Upcoming events for 2012 include:

  • Sex differences in personality (Tom Booth)
  • Personality and adding up snps (Lars)
  • The biology of Religion: Genes and intelligence (Tim & Stuart)
  • GxE intelligence: Causes and Questions (Sophie, Tim)
  • All the material comes from participants… so mail suggestions to||

Topics and paper which have been suggested for future Events...

Stereotype threat and measurement invariance

  • [Wicherts, 2005]( measurement invariance challenge to stereotype threat. I'm not sure I'm getting his point yet, but I like his attempt to tackle the issue in this way.
  • Wicherts, J. M., Dolan, C. V. and Hessen, D. J. (2005). Stereotype threat and group differences in test performance: a question of measurement invariance.  J Pers Soc Psychol, 89. 696-716. doi. PMID.
  • Wicherts, J. M. (2005). Stereotype threat research and the assumptions underlying analysis of covariance.  Am Psychol, 60. 267-269; discussion 271-262. doi. PMID.

Books we might review

  • Stanovich, K. E. (2004). The robot's rebellion : finding meaning in the age of Darwin. Chicago ; London, University of Chicago Press.
  • Stanovich, P. J., Stanovich, K. E., RMC Research Corporation. and Partnership for Reading (Project). (2003). Using research and reason in education : how teachers can use scientifically based research to make curricular & instructional decisions. Washington, D.C.?, Partnership for Reading (Project), National Institute for Literacy National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
  • Stanovich, K. E. (2009). What intelligence tests miss : the psychology of rational thought. New Haven, Yale University Press.

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