International Society for Intelligence Research

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 the University of Alabama 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 some prominent and well-respected scientists, its members, publications, and events have each also promoted ideas characterized by New Statesman as "racist pseudo-science".[5]


Recent presidents include:


  1. Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology. Rogelberg, Steven G., Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, Calif. p. 948. ISBN 9781452265551. OCLC 162107397.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.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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