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Flynn, James R. (James Robert) 1934-

Works: 50 works in 217 publications in 4 languages and 10,603 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Popular works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Opponent
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Most widely held works about James R Flynn
Most widely held works by James R Flynn
How to defend humane ideals : substitutes for objectivity by James R Flynn( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James R. Flynn rejects attempts to salvage ethical objectivity as futile and counter-productive. Instead, he uses philosophical analysis to demonstrate the relevance of logic and evidence to moral debate. He then uses modern social science to refute racists, Social Darwinists, Nietzsche, and the meritocracy thesis of The Bell Curve. Flynn concludes that the great post-Enlightenment project - justice for all races and classes, the reduction of inequality, and the abolition of privilege - retains its moral dignity and relevance."--Jacket
What is intelligence? : beyond the Flynn effect by James R Flynn( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor James Flynn is one of the most creative and influential psychologists in the field of intelligence. The 'Flynn Effect' refers to the massive increase in IQ test scores over the course of the twentieth century and the term was coined to recognize Professor Flynn's central role in measuring and analyzing these gains. For over twenty years, psychologists have struggled to understand the implications of IQ gains. Do they mean that each generation is more intelligent than the last? Do they suggest how each of us can enhance our own intelligence? Professor Flynn is finally ready to give his own views. He asks what intelligence really is and gives a surprising and illuminating answer. This book bridges the gulf that separates our minds from those of our ancestors a century ago. It is a fascinating and unique book that makes an important contribution to our understanding of human intelligence
Beyond patriotism : from Truman to Obama by James R Flynn( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Patriotism argues that some millions of Americans have become "post-national" people who put the good of humanity ahead of patriotism or national honour. It discusses the decisions that led them from the Vietnamese War, to the attempt to put Pol Pot back into power, to the sanctions against Iraq. Rather than lamenting the heyday of patriotism, post-national people should congratulate themselves on attaining moral maturity. They should clarify their thinking about why nationalism is bankrupt, what American should do to pacify the world, what they owe to their native land, and what they owe to themselves
Where have all the liberals gone? : race, class, and ideals in America by James R Flynn( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where Have All the Liberals Gone? addresses everyone - liberal or conservative - who wants "something better than a foreign policy that provokes disgust, domestic politics with neither vision nor the resourcses to promote the common godd, and a foolish relativism that reduces all ideals to the lowest common denominator."
Are we getting smarter? : rising IQ in the twenty-first century by James R Flynn( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 'Flynn effect' is a surprising finding, identified by James R. Flynn, that IQ test scores have significantly increased from one generation to the next over the past century. Flynn now brings us an exciting new book which aims to make sense of this rise in IQ scores and considers what this tells us about our intelligence, our minds and society. Are We Getting Smarter? features fascinating new material on a variety of topics including the effects of intelligence in the developing world; the impact of rising IQ scores on the death penalty, cognitive ability in old age and the language abilities of youth culture; as well as controversial topics of race and gender. He ends with the message that assessing IQ goes astray if society is ignored. As IQ scores continue to rise into the twenty-first century, particularly in the developing world, the 'Flynn effect' marches on"--Back cover
Race, IQ, and Jensen by James R Flynn( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and French and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanism and ideology : an Aristotelian view by James R Flynn( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to improve your mind : twenty keys to unlock the modern world by James R Flynn( )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In How to Improve Your Mind, renowned psychologist James R. Flynn presents 20 key concepts to aid critical thinking and empower individuals to critically analyze what they read, hear, and see in our information society Presents 20 key concepts, or keys, to aid critical thinking Authored by one of the world's most eminent psychologists - and founder of the Flynn Effect Looks at topics such as Race and IQ, "good" science and the current world economic crisis Written in a clear and lucid style, illustrated with many examples "--
Does your family make you smarter? : nature, nurture, and human autonomy by James R Flynn( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does your family make you smarter? James R. Flynn presents an exciting new method for estimating the effects of family on a range of cognitive abilities. Rather than using twin and adoption studies, he analyses IQ tables that have been hidden in manuals over the last 65 years, and shows that family environment can confer a significant advantage or disadvantage to your level of intelligence. Wading into the nature vs. nurture debate, Flynn banishes the pessimistic notion that by the age of seventeen, people's cognitive abilities are solely determined by their genes. He argues that intelligence is also influenced by human autonomy - genetics and family notwithstanding, we all have the capacity to choose to enhance our cognitive performance. He concludes by reconciling this new understanding of individual differences with his earlier research on intergenerational trends (the 'Flynn effect') culminating in a general theory of intelligence."--
Asian Americans : achievement beyond IQ by James R Flynn( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate and philosophy : a journey through life's great questions by James R Flynn( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jim Flynn examines the tough decisions we face and urges us to think philosophically, not be influenced by subconscious conditioning inherited from our parents, our religion, or any other influences. An introduction to philosophy, and a tour through modern science, from research on the workings of the human brain to deciphering the matter that makes up the universe"--Publisher information
American politics; a radical view by James R Flynn( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence and human progress : the story of what was hidden in our genes by James Flynn( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by James R. Flynn of the "Flynn effect" (the sustained and substantial increase in intelligence test scores across the world over many decades), Intelligence and Human Progress examines genes and human achievement in all aspects, including what genes allow and forbid in terms of personal life history, the cognitive progress of humanity, the moral progress of humanity, and the cross-fertilization of the two. This book presents a new method for weighing family influences versus genes in the cognitive abilities of individuals, and counters the arguments of those who dismiss gains in IQ as true cognitive gains. It ranges over topics including: how family can handicap those taking the SAT; new IQ thresholds for occupations that show elite occupations are within reach of the average American; what Pol Pot did to the genetic potential of Cambodia; why dysgenics (the deterioration of human genes over the generations) is important, but no menace for the foreseeable future; and what might derail human intellectual progress. Researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, educators, and professionals involved in intelligence testing or psychometrics will benefit from the perspectives offered here. But beyond that, anyone interested in the potential of the human mind will be engaged and challenged by one of the most important contemporary thinkers on the subject
The torchlight list : around the world in 200 books by James R Flynn( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a list of 200 works to read that the author beleives are revealing about times and places so they make learning enjoyable and effortless
No place to hide : climate change : a short introduction for New Zealanders by James R Flynn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of educated people all over the world feel powerless in the face of climate change and its consequences, partially because the literature on the environment is so vast it is difficult to know where to begin. This short book is intended to make their search for truth manageable. It allows the reader to isolate the crucial issues and form his or her own opinion, and while it addresses a world audience it has a special reference to New Zealand. Its strongest claim is that there are really two kinds of sceptics we must rebut: not just climate change deniers but also climate engineering deniers. The latter acknowledge the problem of climate change but argue that politicians will never accept large-scale engineering intervention in Earth's climatic system. In No Place to Hide, Professor Flynn argues, however, that we must face the fact that climate engineering is necessary to buy the time to achieve carbon-free energy, and unless this is implemented soon, we will pass a point of no return. We need proposals that governments around the world can accept without committing political suicide
The new torchlight list : in search of the best modern authors by James R Flynn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers' festivals, TV book shows, radio interviews, book clubs, TED Talks-today's novelists are a travelling roadshow. New books and their authors are thrown to the wolves, aka reviewers, to be savaged, praised to the skies, or sadly just ignored. In the midst of all this, how can the bewildered booklover decide what to read? Jim Flynn tackles the question head-on in this racy, funny, no-holds-barred book, the sequel to his bestseller The Torchlight List. Flynn spent 6 years reading nearly 400 books by modern authors, including many new works in translation. Are the authors who receive all the hype really the best? Who's worth reading and who's not? Readers will be shocked, surprised and sometimes enraged by Flynn's audacious opinions. Above all they will be inspired, as we have been at Awa Press, to try many new authors and read new work by authors we have loved in the past
Humanism & Ideology Vol 4 by James R Flynn( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The Negro revolt by James R Flynn( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senza alibi : il cambiamento climatico : impedire la catastrofe by James R Flynn( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The railroad shopmen's strike of 1922 on the industry, company, and community levels by James R Flynn( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How to defend humane ideals : substitutes for objectivity
What is intelligence? : beyond the Flynn effectWhere have all the liberals gone? : race, class, and ideals in AmericaHumanism and ideology : an Aristotelian viewThe torchlight list : around the world in 200 books
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Flynn, J. R. (James Robert), 1934-

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James Flynn

James R. Flynn Amerikaans filosoof

James R. Flynn Amerikanischer-New Zealander- Intelligenzforscher

James R. Flynn New Zealand academic

James R. Flynn personnalité politique néo-zélandaise

James R. Flynn universitaire et chercheur néo-zélandais

James R. Flynn US-amerikanischer Politologe, Intelligenzforscher und Professor für politische Studien

Флинн, Джеймс

ג'יימס פלין פילוסוף ופסיכולוג חוקר אינטליגנציה אמריקאי

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제임스 플린 (James Flynn)

플린, 제임스 R. 1934-

플린, 제임스 로버트 1934-


フリン, ジェームズ・R.