Anne Roe’s Studies of Eminent Scientists

Bibliography of Anne Roe's intensive study of elite scientists in the 1940s using a battery of intervviews and inventories including extremely high-normed cognitive tests.
bibliography⁠, psychology⁠, IQ
2016-06-112021-06-11 finished certainty: log importance: 5 backlinks


Some of the earliest direct studies of very high IQ adults were conducted by ⁠, who, akin to SMPY’s use of the SAT, used specially-constructed standardized test items to avoid ceiling effects and could appropriately measure her elite researcher-subjects’ (often Nobel-tier) cognitive abilities. While focused more on personality/psychiatry than psychometrics, Roe’s cross-sectional results are broadly similar to the later SMPY longitudinal results.