The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) was founded in 1983 to foster research on individual differences in temperament, intelligence, attitudes, and abilities. The aim of the society is to investigate the major dimensions of individual differences in the context of experimental, physiological, pharmacological, clinical, medical, genetical, statistical and social psychology. It further aims to seek the determinants, causes, and concomitants of individual differences, using concepts derived from these disciplines. To promote this purpose, the Society publishes scientific papers and organizes scientific meetings to discuss and exchange information and ideas relevant to the measurement, structure, dynamics and biological bases of individual differences. The official journal of the Society is Personality and Individual Differences.
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Blazej Szymura Travel Award: ISSID Conference 2017
This award is in memory of Professor Blazej Szymura, whose scientific career in personality and individual differences was cut-short by his tragic death at the age of 40. Blazej actively promoted the aims of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), and was involved in facilitating the international collaboration of psychologists. ISSID offers this award, up to a maximum $1000, to help fund travel/accommodation expenses of an early career researcher so they can attend and present at the 2017 ISSID conference – the conference fee will be waived.
Eligibility for Award:
Applications consist of: (1) covering letter to the Chair of the Selection Panel (Professor Philip Corr; Philip.firstname.lastname@example.org); (2) a two-page statement, including: (a) why you think you are eligible for this Award and (b) the topic of your talk; and (3) a letter of support from your Head of Department or School (or Professor in your Department/School).
Deadline for Applications:
February 1, 2017
Call for Papers: From Correlations to Explanations in Personality Research
This European Journal of Personality (EJP) special issue takes on no less than one of the most fundamental questions of personality psychology: how can the field move from documenting correlations to providing causal explanations? It is arguably the mandate of personality psychology to explain the nature, sources, development, and consequences of individual differences. For any of these, simply documenting correlations will not do.
The special issue welcomes concrete novel proposals that can advance causal interpretations in the context of current personality research (or make a well-argued case for why causal interpretations are currently not possible altogether). The proposals can range from proposing research designs and specific statistical models to conceptual models. In most cases, the proposals should be accompanied by empirical examples. We expect the proposals to contain novel ideas that have not been published yet, whereas the illustrative empirical data can be previously published.
Please send proposals of your planned contribution no later than December 2, 2016 to René Mõttus (email@example.com) and Christian Kandler (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more details, see the attached document.
Call for 18th Annual Award Applications to the H.J. Eysenck Memorial Fund
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 eighteenth annual award of £2000 will be made in 2017.
The award is open to any researcher, in any part of the world, who is working in this area.
Applications should include:
Please submit your application preferably as an attachment by email to: email@example.com
Alternatively, you can submit four copies of the application, in English, by regular mail only to:
The Trustees, The H.J. Eysenck Memorial Fund
PO Box 27824
London SE24 0WE
Applications must be received by January 31, 2017 and the successful candidate will be notified by May 1, 2017.
Passing of Dr. Irving I. Gottesman
By Nancy L. Segal
It is with great sadness that I am alerting the membership to the loss of our esteemed colleague and personal friend, Dr. Irving I. Gottesman. Dr. Gottesman passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the age of eighty-five, at his home in Edina, Minnesota. He will be remembered as a pioneer in twin studies of psychopathology and personality, noted for his landmark book, Schizophrenia and genetics: A twin study vantage point (1972), co-authored with James Shields. Over the years and until his passing, Gottesman was a prolific investigator with over 300 papers and chapters, as well as presentations, on twin studies of personality, intelligence, psychopathology and epigenetics. Gottesman was also responsible for establishing the prestigious James Shields Lifetime Achievement Award for Twin Research.
Our goal is to have his name added to the Wall of Honor of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS). In order to raise the required $2,000, please make a contribution by visiting the link, and be sure to include his name (Irving I. Gottesman) with the donation.
Nancy Segal will be organizing a symposium in Gottesman’s name at the 2017 meeting of ISTS in Madrid.
Eysenck Anniversary: Presentation Footage
The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Hans Eysenck's birth. Philip Corr is in the process of compiling an archive of video footage of Hans' presentations, and he would be grateful if you would send him any such footage you may have. You may contact Philip at: firstname.lastname@example.org