David Lubinski


  • Behavior

David Lubinski is professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, where he co-directs the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth with Camilla P. Benbow, a planned 50-year longitudinal study of over 5,000 intellectually talented participants, begun in 1971. His research interests are in modeling the development of exceptional intellectual talent over the lifespan with cognitive, affective and conative assessments, and uncovering factors that enhance and attenuate for this population learning and work accomplishments as well as creativity. He has served as president for the International Society for Intelligence Research, a trustee for the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology, and associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In 1996 he received APA’s Early Career Award (psychometrics/applied individual differences) and the George A. Millar Outstanding Article in General Psychology Award. In 2006 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. He earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the University of Minnesota and was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.