The Effect Itself
The book is FLYNN EFFECT CAUSE. It is to be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Ibook. The book gives you the Cause, the reason for the Flynn Effect. The Flynn Effect is the distinctive trend in measured I.Q.s, Intelligence Quotients. The 1994 book The Bell Curve popularized the term. It is the name given to something improbable but true, a substantial and long-sustained yet inexplicable increase in intelligence test scores. It all seems so weird, but test score increases have been continuous and approximately linear from the earliest years of testing until close to the present time.
The stats seem to say that test takers of the past were not as intelligent, as brilliant, as brainy, or as bright as they are now. The IQ score stats tell us that people in 1950s and 60s for example were a lot less smart than they are presently. This IQ gap gets larger over time and in places measured all over the world. The increases are perhaps most obvious from roughly 1930 to now. FLYNN EFFECT CAUSE: A NEW PSYCHLOLOGY.COM. It reveals evidence-based scientific theory as to the cause of the Flynn Effect. The word “reveal” is not hyperbole, for like much in psychology this cause, which previously has been inaccurately ascribed to many “normal” and easily plausible possibilities, is actually concealed, yet is it is hiding in plain sight. Nevertheless it is so often described as “mysterious” in psychology literature that some habitually call it “the Mysterious Flynn Effect” in normal conversation.
Over the years a lot of talented people have devoted a good portion of their professional lives to finding out what makes the Flynn Effect and what it fundamentally signifies to psychologists. Currently they have reams of data leading in many directions, but no single proposed source of the effect has an accepted genuine underlying explanative rationality. I don't want any of these gifted researchers to feel that this work disrespects their efforts; it is simply that when confining research to the kind of statistical measurements used by Flynn and contemporary psychology it is unlikely that even the real question itself will become fully clear.
To make it easier to analyze by those from many differing backgrounds this is written in a way that I hope will be helpful not just to professionals in the behavioral sciences but for those in other disciplines, parents and educators.
You are going to be introduced to new uses of some very long-established measurements and values. You may be familiar with them, but the correlations are novel, even radical. You will find something of great value has been taken from you and those you respect and those you love.
Yes of course psychology can be a science, but it cannot be the static science that is presently envisioned.
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