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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SIOP Seeks Nominations for Dunnette Prize for Work on Individual Differences
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is currently seeking nominations for the Dunnette Prize, honoring Professor Marvin D. Dunnette. It carries a cash award of $50,000.
The Dunnette Prize is intended to recognize living individuals who have made programmatic, significant, and lasting contributions to understanding the casual nature of individual differences on behavior and performance. Nominations are sought from all sub-disciplines of Psychology as well as other disciplines involving the study of individual differences in relation to human behavior.
Professor Dunnette devoted virtually his entire academic and professional life to the assessment, prediction, and explanation of individual differences in human behavior and performance. He believed that advances in basic research, applied research and applications in practice inform each other. Accordingly, nominees who have made important contributions in any of those areas will be considered.
Nominees need not be members of SIOP. However, nominations must be made by SIOP members. Self-nominations are welcome. If a SIOP co-nominator is needed, please contact Dr. Milton Hakel at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting applications is August 31, 2017.
The Dunnette Prize recipient(s) will be recognized at the 2018 SIOP Annual Conference held in Chicago, Illinois on April 19-21, 2018. Recipient(s) are expected to give an invited address about the prize winning contributions at the conference.
For complete information on eligibility requirements, submission guidelines and administrative procedures please visit: www.siop.org/SiopAwards/Dunnette.aspx
Subscription to Personality and Individual Differences for ISSID Members
ISSID members interested in obtaining a one-year, hard-copy subscription to Personality and Individual Differences may do so for £80.00. This fee is in addition to the ISSID membership fee, as outlined here. Members interested in purchasing the journal subscription should submit their request directly to: email@example.com
Gender Inequality in Research Positions
A new blog reports that senior positions in individual differences research are mostly held by men. Although the field counts as many female as male authors, women account for less than a quarter of all keynotes, handbook chapters and society presidents. Read the full post here: https://theresearchwhisperer.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/the-face-of-psychology/
Dr. Sybil Eysenck Award Winner (2016)
Personality and Individual Differences (PAID) is pleased to announce the winner of the Dr. Sybil Eysenck Award:
Dr. Adrianne John Galang. The Dr. Sybil Eysenck Award is an annual award established in 2014 to support exceptional early-career researchers. The publication of Dr. Galang, entitled "Investigating the prosocial psychopath model of the creative personality: Evidence from traits and psychophysiology" was selected from a competitive pool of outstanding articles pertaining to personality and individual differences submitted for consideration by remarkable young researchers in the field.
Congratulations to Dr. Galang, and to all authors whose work was selected to be published in the Dr. Sybil Eysenck Award special issue of PAID (Volume 100, October 2016).
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