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Description - What Is Intelligence? by James R. Flynn

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521880077
ISBN-10: 0521880076
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James R. Flynn

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.

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