How To Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World

Author(s): James R. Flynn

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Become the master of your world Presents 20 key concepts, or keys, to aid critical thinking Authored by one of the world's most eminent psychologists - and founder of the Flynn Effect Looks at topics such as Race and IQ, "good" science and the current world economic crisis Written in a clear and lucid style, illustrated with many examples

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James R. Flynn is Professor Emeritus at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and its Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research. He has been profiled in Scientific American and named "Distinguished Contributor" by the International Society for Intelligence Research. He is the author of What is Intelligence? (2007).

List of Figures and Boxes ix Acknowledgments x 1 Introduction: The Knowledge Trap 1 Part 1 Arguing about Right and Wrong 15 2 Logic and Moral Debate -- Attacks on Blacks 17 3 Getting Rid of Tautologies -- No Private Clubs 24 4 The Naturalistic Fallacy and Its Consequences -- be Judgmental 32 5 But that is Unnatural -- Words Best Never Said 41 Part 2 The Truth about People 49 6 Random Sample -- Quality Not Size 51 7 Intelligence Quotient -- Hanging the Intellectually Disabled 56 8 Intelligence Quotient -- and the Black/White IQ Gap 62 9 Control Group -- How Studying People Changes Them 69 10 The Sociologist ' s Fallacy -- Ignoring the Real World 75 Part 3 The Market and Its Church 85 11 Creating a Market -- Not a Frankenstein 87 12 Market Forces -- How they Take their Revenge 96 13 Market Worship -- No Ritual Sacrifices 108 14 The Economic Collapse of 2008 117 15 What is to be Done? 130 Part 4 Enemies of Science 139 16 Reality -- What Scientists Really Say About Science 141 17 History, Science, and Evolution -- Only One Kind of Each 152 Part 5 Nations and their Goals 163 18 Understanding Nations -- Understanding Anyone 165 19 Four Cases -- Making Sense Out of Nonsense 173 20 Conclusion: Gene Debs University 183 Index 189

General Fields

  • : 9781119944768
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : May 2012
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2012
  • : books

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