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Flynn Effect: Rising Intelligence Scores

  • By: Merrill Hiscock
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Flynn effect is the term commonly used to denote the observed increase in scores on IQ tests over time—for example, from one generation to the next. The Flynn effect can be understood as a birth-date effect in that average IQ rises ...