Are We Getting Smarter?: Rising IQ in the Twenty-First Century
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 21st century, particularly in the developing world, the 'Flynn effect' marches on!
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adjusted adult gains advantage American Analytic Ability Appendix arithmetic Average gain Block design bottom half brain bright bonus bright tax ceiling effect cognitive cognitive complexity cohort compared comparisons correlation curve deﬁcit developed world Dif./SD SDUs IQ ensen environment estimate Estonia factor female IQ female SD ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁve Flynn effect Full Scale IQ g-loadings gender genes gives grade hugely worse hypothesis Intelligence Scale IQ gains IQ gap IQ points 95 IQ scores IQ tests IQ threshold IQ trends Lynn mean IQ measure median mentally retarded norms nutrition percent Percentiles 1979 performance points Rate predict pro-rated psychology rate of gain Raven's gains Raven's Progressive Matrices raw score scientiﬁc spectacles SDUs IQ points signiﬁcant social sociological imagination Standard Progressive Matrices subtests Table tertiary education top half values Verbal vocabulary gains WAIS-III WAIS-IV WAIS-R Wechsler WISC WISC-III WISC-IV WISC-R