September 22, 2012

Are Americans Really Getting Smarter?

James Flynn, Wall Street Journal


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IQ tests aren't perfect, but they can be useful. If a boy doing badly in class does really well on one, it is worth investigating whether he is being bullied at school or having problems at home. The tests also roughly predict who will succeed at college, though factors like motivation and self-control are at least as important.

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