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TitleAre We Getting Smarter - Rising IQ in the Twenty-First Century (2012)
TagsPsychology & Cognitive Science Cognition Neuropsychological Assessment Intelligence Quotient Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
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Table of Contents
                            Cover
Are We Getting Smarter?
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Figures
Tables
Boxes
Acknowledgments
1 Opening windows
2 IQ and intelligence
	The evidence and its peculiarities
	A pause to make a point
	Two kinds of significance
	Similarities and Raven’s
	IQ trends and the real world
	Trends test by test
	Measuring intelligence versus historical narrative
	The theory of intelligence
	Closing windows
3 Developing nations
	Parasites versus the Ice Ages
	The developed world
	Requiem for nutrition
	The Dutch
	Top and bottom of the curve
	IQ and height
	Norway and two kinds of nutrition
	Raven’s data from Britain
	The Coloured Progressive Matrices results
	The Standard Progressive Matrices results
	The merged data
	Summary on nutrition
	Hybrid vigor
	Health and class
	The developing world
	Kenya (IQ 72)
	Saudi Arabia (IQ 84)
	Dominica (IQ 82)
	Turkey (IQ 90)
	Sudan (IQ 71)
	Brazil (IQ 87)
	China (IQ 105)
	The twenty-first century
4 Death, memory, and politics
	Death a lottery
	Daubert motions
	The distinction between tests and their norms
	Adjusting obsolete IQ scores
	Analysis of gains from the WAIS to the WAIS-IV
	The rate of 0.300 points per year revisited
	The WAIS and other tests
	Something new about the very bottom of the curve
	Individuals and groups
	Playing the game
	The present state of play
	Something new about the top of the curve
	Other times, other places
	Tip of the iceberg
	Scandal in the literature
	Political debate
5 Youth and age
	Vocabulary trends since 1950
	Vocabulary and tertiary education
	Active versus passive vocabulary
	Parents talking to teenagers
	Trends from youth to old age
	The WAIS and its four indexes
	Bright bonuses and bright taxes
	Cross-sectional and longitudinal data
	Progressivity of the bright tax
	Confidence limits
	Simulating cohorts
	Causes
	What we know about the brain
	Pointers
	Ignorance and puzzles
6 Race and gender
	The significance of g-loadings
	History of a debate
	The Flynn effect mantra
	Status of the race and IQ debate
	Comments on Rushton and Jensen
	Summary on race
	g and gender
	University samples
	What does the data say?
	Students at a magnet school
	Students in general
	Argentina
	New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa
	Estonia
	Israel
	Men and women and genes
	Hole to the center of the earth
7 The sociological imagination
	(1) The mystique of the brain
	(2) The mystique of g
	(3) The mystique of measurement
	(4) The tale of the twins
	(5) The triumph of the elite
	(6) The history of nutrition in Britain
	(7) The history of urbanization in Turkey
	(8) The history of teenage subculture
	(9) Intelligence and intelligences
	(10) Intelligence is not über alles
	(11) The intellectual inferiority of university women
	(12) The “psychotic” attitude of black women toward marriage
	(13) The dull are violent
	(14) The dull drive cars
		There are people there
8 Progress and puzzles
Appendix I: Tables and comments on IQ trends
Appendix II: Tables and comments relevant to capital cases and comparing the WAIS-III IQs of various nations
Appendix III: Tables and comments relevant to adult/child IQ trends and bright taxes/bonuses
Appendix IV: Tables and comments relevant to gender and Raven’s
Appendix V: Wonderful paper on causes of Raven’s gains
References
Subject index
Name index
                        

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