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Reflections about intelligence over 30 years

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Controversies concerning the measurement of intelligence have raged since IQ tests were first invented over 110 years ago, but attitudes changed dramatically in the 1990s when Professor Flynn urged all of us to take seriously the year by year (0.34 IQ points), decade by decade (3.4 IQ points), increases in IQ scores over the past century. Most importantly, he drew attention to the powerful effects of between group environments on IQ scores, driving the final nail into the coffin of the idea that twin studies showed that IQ differences between groups were genetic in origin. We are delighted to welcome Jim for his annual Psychometrics Centre talk in which he will reflect on the impact of these ideas on current thinking about the nature of human intelligence.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Psychometrics Centre Seminars series.

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