The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) has
made a Distinguished Contribution Award to Professor Ian Deary of
Edinburgh University. The Award recognizes lifetime accomplishment
in the field of personality and individual differences, and is the
highest honor bestowed by ISSID. The only two previous recipients
are Professor Hans Eysenck and Professor Arthur Jensen. Professor
Deary is honored for multiple contributions to differential
psychology. These include pioneering the new field of cognitive
epidemiology, and conducting numerous studies addressing the nature
of cognitive ability and its consequences for brain functioning,
health, educational and socioeconomic outcomes. He is also a past
President of ISSID.
Ian Deary is Professor of Differential Psychology at the
University of Edinburgh, and Director of the Medical Research
Council-administered Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive
Epidemiology. He graduated in Psychology and Medicine at the
University of Edinburgh, and studied there for his PhD. He practised
psychiatry in London and Edinburgh before moving to academic
psychology. His principal research interest is human mental
abilities, especially: the origins of cognitive differences; the
effects of ageing and medical conditions on mental skills; and the
influence of intelligence on health and wellbeing through the
lifecourse. He directs the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936,
and the 6-Day Sample follow-up study of the Scottish Mental Survey
1947. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the British
Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of
Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He
was President of the International Society for the Study of
Individual Differences from 1999-2001. He held a Royal
Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award (2003-2007) for his work on
human cognitive ageing. His awards include: Distinguished European
Personality Psychologist Award from the European Association for
Personality Psychology in 2010; Lifetime Achievement Award from the
International Society for Intelligence Research, to be awarded in
December 2014; James McKeen Cattell Fellowship for Lifetime
Achievement in Applied Psychology from the Association for
Psychological Research, to be awarded in May 2015; and Distinguished
Contribution Award from the International Society for the Study of
Individual Differences, to be awarded in July 2015.
Personality and Individual Differences (PAID), is
pleased to announce "The Dr. Sybil Eysenck Award" to support
outstanding young researchers. This is an annual award, established
in 2014. The corresponding author of the selected article will
receive the prize of $5,000 USD.
The award is also supported by ISSID, the
International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.
The ISSID are pleased to offer free two year membership to ISSID to
the lead author of each accepted paper.
Early career researchers (PhD + maximal 5 years) are invited to
submit their best work for publication in an annual special issue of
PAID. Original articles fitting the scope of PAID will be considered
for publication and will undergo the same peer review as regular
articles submitted to the journal.
From all articles accepted for publication in this issue, a
designated Award Committee will select the best article. The
corresponding author of the selected article will receive the prize
of $5,000 USD.
Submission will be accepted between January 1, 2015 until
June 30, 2015.
Submit your article to
NB: Please chose the article type "Young
Researcher Award" upon submission to ensure that your paper will
correctly be assigned to this special issue.
The Tang Foundation Awards the Inaugural Prize for Achievement
in Psychology to Dr. Martin Seligman
It is with great
pleasure that the TANG Foundation and the Department of Psychology
at the University of Toronto announce that Dr. Martin Seligman has
been chosen as the recipient of the inaugural TANG Prize for
Achievements in Psychology. This prize honours an internationally
recognized scholar in Psychology whose record of achievement has
left an indelible mark on the field, particularly in its application
to the psychological wellbeing of humanity. Amidst excellent
nominations, Dr. Seligman stood out for his pioneering role in
forming a new field in the discipline, Positive Psychology. The TANG
Foundation and the Department of Psychology at the University of
Toronto extend their warmest congratulations to Dr. Seligman and
would like to thank all nominees and nominators for their
Postdoc in Cognitive Intervention at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Applications are invited for a PDRA position commencing from October 2014. The Dunhill Medical Trust funded “Tablet for Healthy Ageing” project seeks to design, develop and then test interventions to be used with older adults using tablet PCs and related technology. The post will be for 18 months.
The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible postdoctoral researcher and will join the Project Director, Dr Alan Gow, in initiating this new research programme. Applicants are required to hold a PhD in psychology or a relevant field, and knowledge of cognitive ageing or interventions would be an advantage. Experience of managing research, developing test protocols, and recruiting and testing participants, is required.
Full details on the post, including how to apply, can be found at:
Call for Nominations “ISSID Early Career Development Award”
Deadline: March 1, 2015
The Committee for ISSID’s Early Career Development Award
seeks nominations for the award. The award is intended for
scientists who have completed their doctoral degrees within the
past seven years and who are committed to the academic
objectives of ISSID. Candidates must be nominated and endorsed
(via a covering letter with their application) by a member of
ISSID. Self-nominations will be accepted from ISSID members.
Each application should include the letter of nomination, and an
electronic version of the nominated scholar’s current curriculum
Complete materials should be submitted electronically to the
Chair of the Committee:
We wish to announce that the next ‘International Society for
Intelligence Research’ (ISIR) Conference will take place on 12-14
December 2014 in Graz, Austria.
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2014; please find further
‘Conference Highlights’ are available here:
APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR INAUGURAL TANG PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN
PSYCHOLOGY – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto is pleased
to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 inaugural TANG
Prize for Achievements in Psychology. As a Department at a public
university, we believe in furthering the science of Psychology in
service of enhancing human wellbeing. Applications are encouraged
from internationally-recognized scholars in Psychology or a
closely-related field who have shown creativity, and rigor in their
approach and whose record of achievement has left an indelible mark
on the field. This award has been made possible through generous
support from the TANG Foundation. The TANG Foundation is a
charitable institution with the mandate to raise awareness of the
importance of psychological wellbeing in the world.
The recipient of the TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology will
be awarded a cash prize of $100,000 CAD at a ceremony held on the
University of Toronto campus on November 12, 2014. During the campus
visit, the recipient will be asked to meet with University of
Toronto students and to hold a public lecture.
Applicants should outline in no more than two pages the ways in
which they have a major impact on the progress of psychology,
anywhere in the world, particularly in its application to the
psychological wellbeing of humanity. This application letter should
highlight how the applicant has contributed to the science,
practice, or application of Psychology as it pertains to the
understanding, promotion, restoration, or application of
psychological methods, research, and techniques in addressing
challenges related to wellbeing at the individual or community
level. In addition to this application letter, applications should
also include a current CV. Nomination packages (application letter
and CV) should be submitted electronically in one email by August
15, 2014 to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also ask three
referees, who must be internationally acknowledged experts in the
field, to send reference letters directly to the Department via
email@example.com by August 30, 2014. Up to three
additional supporting letters of endorsement from individuals who
have been directly impacted by the applicant’s scholarly work and/or
who have knowledge of the direct impact of the applicant’s scholarly
work can be sent to the same email address by August 30, 2014.
For more information on this award, about the Department of
Psychology at the University of Toronto, and the TANG Foundation,
2015 ISSID Conference London, Ontario in Canada
The 2015 ISSID conference will be held in London, Ontario in Canada from Monday July 27 (registration and evening welcoming reception) through Friday July 31. The original plan to hold this conference in Toronto had to be changed due to the prohibitive cost that the Society and members would have incurred.
London, Ontario is a beautiful city about a 2-hour drive from Toronto which can also be reached by plane or shuttle bus. The city offers many amenities and excellent restaurants and is close to such attractions as the Stratford Theater Festival, Niagara Falls, and Toronto which many delegates will be flying into.
The conference itself will be held in meeting rooms on the campus of the University of Western Ontario, easily reached by car or bus from nearby hotels. Delegates will be provided with free bus passes. The University will also provide very inexpensive private bedrooms in one of its recently constructed residence halls which is within easy walking distance of the campus.
More details will follow when we create the ISSID 2015 website.
Tony Vernon is serving as the conference organizer.
Personality Psychology Position at the University of Canterbury
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Personality Psychology
College of Science
Continuing position, full-time
The Department of Psychology are inviting applications for a
continuing position of Lecturer (equivalent to USA Assistant
Professor) or Senior Lecturer (equivalent to USA Associate
Professor) in Personality Psychology.
In this role, you will undertake high quality research, teaching
and supervision of postgraduate students therefore you will be able
to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and have a
record of high research productivity in any area of Personality,
including those that intersect with personality (e.g. social
psychology, organizational psychology, evolutionary psychology).
Candidates at the more senior level will be required to demonstrate
appropriate research and academic leadership abilities and the
ability to obtain external research funding.
To be successful in this role you will also have:
- A Ph.D. in Psychology
- Demonstrated, or shown clear potential, in scholarly and
- University level teaching experience in the area of
Personality Psychology is desirable
- A record of high research productivity and research income
generation or clear potential
- Display a capacity for research leadership is desirable
- Demonstrated an understanding of administration
Further details on the Department of Psychology can be found at
Call for 15th Annual Award Applications to The H.J. Eysenck
Registered Charity No. 1070604
The H.J. Eysenck Memorial Fund has been set up for the support of
research into Personality and Individual Differences in Psychology.
The fifteenth annual award of £2000 will be made in 2014.
The award is open to any researcher, in any part of the World, who
is working in this area. Applications should include:
- A summary of the proposed or on-going research, its significance and results to date if appropriate.
- A description of the purpose for which the award is required.
- A financial breakdown of how the award is to be spent.
- An up-to-date CV with photograph.
- The names and addresses of two referees familiar with the
- An indication of how the applicant came to hear of the award.
Please submit your application preferably as an attachment by
OR submit four copies of the application, in English, by regular
The H.J. Eysenck Memorial Fund, PO Box 27824,
London SE24 0WE
Applications must be received by the 31st January 2014 and the
successful candidate will be notified by the 1st May 2014.