From top universities across this country and around the world, the Awards for Excellence in Research winners represent the best and latest thinking in the pursuit of understanding and best using the human brain. The Mensa Foundation is proud to salute these researchers every year.
July 13, 2016
This year's winning papers include a longitudinal study of mathematically precocious children, an analysis of discrepancies in child and adolescent intelligence tests, and a qualitative study designed to investigate perceptions of learning experiences of STEM-talented male students in a self-contained, single-gender gifted program.
This year's winning papers include the development of a literacy skills test to measure undergraduate evaluation of scientific information and arguments, a multilevel analysis of teacher judgments as measures of cognitive ability in youth and a longitudinal study of high-ability students across different educational environments.
This year's winning papers include a 15-year longitudinal case study of the Asset-Burden Paradox, research into personal goal setting as it relates to underachievemnet in gifted students, and an exploration of academic achievemnet based on the habits of early childhood.
This year's winning papers included examinations of personal intelligence, adult STEM productivity, students' time outside the classroom, trends in education excellence gaps, and reexamining the role of gifted and talented programs for the 21st Century.
This year's winning papers examined careers of the gifted, ethnic bias in college admissions, reasoning ability, gifted adolescents and STEM programs.
This year's winning papers examined gifted students; cognitive epidemiology; eminence, IQ and achievement; and sex differences in cognitive abilities.
This year's winning papers examined gifted education research; spatial ability; and profoundly gifted girls and autism, as well as gifted students as a whole.
This year's winning papers examined IQ and achievement, creativity, eminent African Americans, and teachers' practices in Singapore and the United States.
This year's winning papers examined gifted children and psychology as well as mathematical cognition, psychometric intelligence, enrichment programs, teacher observation scales, and spatial ability.
This year's winning papers examined twice-exceptional students, mental processing speed, gifted adolescents and suicide, emotional intelligence, bullying, and environmental influences on twins.