IQ on the Rise

  title={IQ on the Rise},
  author={Tamara C Daley and Shannon E. Whaley and Marian D Sigman and Michael Espinosa and Charlotte G. Neumann},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={215 - 219}
Multiple studies have documented significant IQ gains over time, a phenomenon labeled the Flynn effect. Data from 20 industrialized nations show massive IQ gains over time, most notably in culturally reduced tests like the Raven's Progressive Matrices. To our knowledge, however, this is the first study to document the Flynn effect in a rural area of a developing country. Data for this project were collected during two large studies in Embu, Kenya, in 1984 and 1998. Results strongly support a… 

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