Friday, July 28, 2006

Is the Flynn Effect dead or dying? IQ test score growth slowing or slowed?

Is the Flynn Effect dead? According to a recent article in the American Scientist, evidence is accumulating that the continuing increase in IQ scores over many decades may have stopped.

Recent research presented at the last ISIR conference also suggested something similar, although the application of more sophisticated SEM modeling techniques suggested that the Flynn Effect may be more nuanced and complicated when one moves beyond looking simply at general intelligence (g) and a few broad CHC abilities (Gf and Gc).

Stay tunned. I personally know of a number of pending Flynn Effect studies being completed by some very strong methodologists with some very rich (in terms of breadth of CHC domains covered) data sets.

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