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Are we getting smarter? : rising IQ in the twenty-first century

Author: James R Flynn
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Flynn
ISBN: 9781107028098 1107028094 9781107609174 1107609178
OCLC Number: 782994196
Description: xiii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Opening windows --
IQ and intelligence --
Developing nations --
Death, memory, and politics --
Youth and age --
Race and gender --
The sociological imagination --
Progress and puzzles --
Appendix : I. IQ trends ; II. Capital cases and comparing the WAIS-III IQs of various nations ; III. Adult/child IQ trends and bright taxes/bonuses ; IV. Gender and Raven's ; V. Wonderful paper on causes of Raven's gains.
Responsibility: James R. Flynn.
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Seeks to explain the 'Flynn effect' (massive IQ gains over time) and its consequences for gender, race and social equality.  Read more...

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