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What Is Intelligence?

Beyond the Flynn Effect



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What Is Intelligence? by James R Flynn
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The 'Flynn effect' refers to the massive increase in IQ test scores over the course of the twentieth century. Does it mean that each generation is more intelligent than the last? Does it 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 expanded paperback edition includes three important new essays. The first contrasts the art of writing cognitive history with the science of measuring intelligence and reports data. The second outlines how we might get a complete theory of intelligence, and the third details Flynn's reservations about Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. A fascinating book that bridges the gulf separating our minds from those of our ancestors a century ago, and makes an important contribution to our understanding of human intelligence.

Author Biography

James R. Flynn is Professor Emeritus at the University of Otago, New Zealand and a recipient of the University's Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research.
Release date NZ
August 27th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
5 tables
Cambridge University Press
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