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In this unit, you are introduced to James R. Flynn who, in 1984, presented evidence regarding intelligence inflation over time, which he labeled as the Flynn effect. There have been a variety of factors proposed as explanations for this phenomenon. For example, improvements in educational opportunities for people are hypothesized as a reason for generational gains in IQ. However, if this is true, one must question why a correlation in academic gains is not being observed. Many other factors have been hypothesized and examined as potential explanations for this effect. However, the debate continues. Based on your readings, and in your opinion, are generational gains in measure intelligence due more to factors related to (1) heredity, (2) environment, (3) some combination of both, or (4) other phenomena? Cite and reference support for your position with at least one additional peer- reviewed journal article (not assigned in your unit readings) that addresses the Flynn effect. In this week reading, we read up about intelligence and how we measure it. According to Cohen & Swerdlik (2018), there is a rise in intelligence or intelligence inflation every year which is called the Flynn Effect. Coined by James R. Flynn, he did a study and found out that intelligence in test scores rise each year from when the test was first normed (Cohen & Swerdlik 2018). So, whatever we define as intelligence and how we measure it, it increases every year. Some consequences of the Flynn effect are the eligibility of certain services to children, for social security benefits or even as extreme as life or death (Cohen & Swerdlik 2018). Cohen & Swerdlik (2018), explained that it was illegal to execute a person who suffers from mental retardation, so some defenders use an older test to deem them eligible for execution.
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