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  • 7 Jun 2022
    Ken Richardson

    Understanding Intelligence

    There are a lot of questions about the validity of IQ tests and the nature of ‘intelligence’. Ken Richardson, author of Understanding Intelligence tries to tackle the problem at the heart of the subject of intelligence by putting intelligence in the context of living functions.

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  • 9 Feb 2009

    British Teens’ IQ Dropping

    Intelligence researcher and Cambridge author James Flynn has a fresh batch of interesting research results, as reported in several papers. Flynn’s research famously shows rising IQ scores from generation to generation (the Flynn Effect). Flynn believes these changes to be environmental. Well, amongst teenagers in Britain, it’s dropped on last generation. What does this mean […]

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  • 15 Sep 2008
    James R. Flynn

    James Flynn in the New Scientist

    In The New Scientist Perspectives Section this month, James Flynn argues for a confrontation of issues surrounding race and IQ. His research into changing IQ scores over the past few decades (the Flynn Effect) demonstrates that environmental, not genetic factors underlie the lower IQ scores of African Americans. This leads him to ask some uncomfortable […]

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