International Society for Intelligence Research

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The International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR) is a scientific society for researchers in human intelligence.[1][2] It was founded by Douglas K. Detterman of Case Western Reserve University in 2000.[3]

The society advocates for ongoing support for scientific research on cognitive ability.[4] In 2018, an article by New Statesman documented examples of the society and its members advocating scientific racism and eugenics. The article states that while the society includes many prominent and well-respected scientists, some of its members, publications, and events have also promoted ideas characterized by New Statesman as "racist pseudo-science".[5]

The society runs the journal Intelligence.


The following persons are or have been president of the society:


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology. Rogelberg, Steven G., Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, Calif. p. 948. ISBN 9781452265551. OCLC 162107397.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ Exceptionality in East Asia : explorations in the actiotope model of giftedness. Phillipson, Shane N. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 2013. p. 102. ISBN 9780415507271. OCLC 767569400.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Wai, Dr. Jonathan. "What Do We Know About Human Intelligence?". The Creativity Post. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  4. ^ "ISIR Bylaws" (PDF). 10 June 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  5. ^ Van Der Merwe, Ben (19 February 2018). "It might be a pseudo science, but students take the threat of eugenics seriously". New Statesman. Retrieved 6 September 2018.

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