Professor of Psychology
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Researcher ID: F-8779-2010

Roberto Colom studied Psychology at the ‘Universidad Autónoma de Madrid’ where he received his PhD in 1989.
Since early in his career, Roberto was very keen to study human intelligence and he has been influenced by researchers such as Earl B. Hunt, Patrick C. Kyllonen, Hans J. Eysenck, Arthur R. Jensen, James R. Flynn, Richard J. Haier, and Paul M Thompson among many others.
He is currently Professor of Individual Differences at the Dpt. of Biological and Health Psychology in the same university, and he has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervising PhD students since 1990 (many of whom are now teachers and researchers).
He has authored twelve books (both technical and for a broad audience), edited six books, and published more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles.
The vast majority of his research efforts have been focused on human intelligence.
Perhaps the key feature of his history as a scientist is the large network of collaborations with research groups around the globe, including Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.
This has stimulated a broad scope of interests going from the psychometric analysis of intelligence, its cognitive foundations and, in the last decade, its biological basis (mainly through the application of innovative neuroimaging research tools).
These wide interests produced publications in scientific journals such as IntelligencePAIDNeuroImageBrainPNASHuman Brain MappingBrain Structure and FunctionMemory & CognitionJournal of AnatomySCANNeuropsychologia, and Computers and Education, to name some of them.
He has also done applied research in areas including mental disability, crime behaviour, personnel selection (ATC), and test development.
Prof Colom is on the editorial board of the journal ‘Intelligence’ since 2000 and he acts as reviewer for several scientific outlets.
He was a founding member of the Iberian-American Society for the Study of Individual Differences (1996) and served as President-Elect from 2006 to 2011.
He is a member of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR) since 2000.
The mass media often request his opinion on a variety of topics, but mainly related with human intelligence.


Spain: Francisco J. Abad, Eva Alfayate, Antón Aluja-Fabregat, Antonio Andrés-Pueyo, Juan Álvarez-Linera, Juan Botella, Emiliano Bruner, Miguel Burgaleta, Lara Cuevas, Sergio Escorial, Manuel Froufe, Luis F. García, Juan Antonio Hernández-Tamames, Oscar Herrero, Joost Jansen, Manuel Juan-Espinosa, Manuel Martín-Loeches, Kenia Martínez, Julio Olea, José Ángel Pineda-Pardo, Vicente Ponsoda, Gerardo Prieto, Jesús Privado, Mª Ángeles Quiroga, Francisco J Román, José Santacreu, Pei Chun Shih, Ana Beatriz Solana
Europe: Leandro Almeida, Isabel Arend, Dorret Boomsma, Johan Braeken, Tomás Chamorro-Premuzic, IanDeary, Conor Dolan, Sjoerd Ebisch, Jan Gläscher, Wendy Johnson, Gina Lemos, Richard Lynn, Dante Mantini, Arturo Orsini, Mauro Perrucci, Lina Pezzuti, Roberta Romanelli, Gian Luca Romani, Aristide Saggino, Sophie von Stumm, Marco Tommasi, Jelte Wicherts
Latin-America: Rubén Ardila, Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Oscar García Leal, Ricardo Primi, Ricardo Rosas
USA: Ralph Adolphs, Aron K. Barbey, Thomas Bouchard, Christopher Condon, Chi-Hua Chen, Hanna Damasio, Emily Eaves, Kristian Eschenburg, Emilio Ferrer, Linda Gottfredson, Jordan Grafman, Jeffrey L. Gunter, Richard J. Haier, Judith Harris, Kevin Head, Xue Hua, Earl B. Hunt, Susanne M. Jaeggi, Neda Jahanshad, Anand A. Joshi, Shantanu Joshi, Rex E. Jung, William S. Kremen, Frank Krueger, Patrick Kyllonen, Robert McCrae, Christopher Patrick, Lynn K Paul, Priya Rajagopalan, Richard Roberts, David Rudrauf, David Schroeder, Jason Stein, Cheuk Tang, Paul M Thompson, Daniel Tranel, Julio Villalón-Reina, Deborah P. Waber. Yalin Wang
Canada: Pierre Bellec, Alan C. Evans, Hooman Ganjavi, Sherif Karama, Claude Lepage, Lindsay B. Lewis, Ilana Leppert, Penny MacDonald
New Zealand: James R. Flynn
Asia: Cai-Ping Dang, Chang Liu, Seyed Rouhollah Shahabi

LAST UPDATE: February 23  2015