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The Resource Does your family make you smarter? : nature, nurture, and human autonomy, James R. Flynn

Does your family make you smarter? : nature, nurture, and human autonomy, James R. Flynn

Label
Does your family make you smarter? : nature, nurture, and human autonomy
Title
Does your family make you smarter?
Title remainder
nature, nurture, and human autonomy
Statement of responsibility
James R. Flynn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Does your family make you smarter? James R. Flynn presents an exciting new method for estimating the effects of family on a range of cognitive abilities. Rather than using twin and adoption studies, he analyses IQ tables that have been hidden in manuals over the last 65 years, and shows that family environment can confer a significant advantage or disadvantage to your level of intelligence. Wading into the nature vs. nurture debate, Flynn banishes the pessimistic notion that by the age of seventeen, people's cognitive abilities are solely determined by their genes. He argues that intelligence is also influenced by human autonomy genetics and family notwithstanding, we all have the capacity to choose to enhance our cognitive performance. He concludes by reconciling this new understanding of individual differences with his earlier research on intergenerational trends (the 'Flynn effect') culminating in a general theory of intelligence
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flynn, James R.
Dewey number
155.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BF711
LC item number
.F59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 G-408
  • BF 431
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellect
  • Human genetics
  • Nature and nurture
  • Human beings
  • Intelligence
  • Family
  • Social Environment
  • Individuality
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Gene-Environment Interaction
  • Human beings
  • Human genetics
  • Intellect
  • Nature and nurture
  • 77.32 intelligence, creativity
Label
Does your family make you smarter? : nature, nurture, and human autonomy, James R. Flynn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Human autonomy. Twins and autonomy -- Justice and freedom -- The great debate -- Slow and quick decay of family effects -- Reconciliation with twins and adoptions -- The fairness factor -- Part II: Intelligence. The raven's revolution -- Learning from astronomy -- The meta-theory of intelligence -- Scientific theories of intelligence -- Psychology and Cardinal Bellarmine
Control code
932587942
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781107150058
Lccn
2015049112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932587942
Label
Does your family make you smarter? : nature, nurture, and human autonomy, James R. Flynn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Human autonomy. Twins and autonomy -- Justice and freedom -- The great debate -- Slow and quick decay of family effects -- Reconciliation with twins and adoptions -- The fairness factor -- Part II: Intelligence. The raven's revolution -- Learning from astronomy -- The meta-theory of intelligence -- Scientific theories of intelligence -- Psychology and Cardinal Bellarmine
Control code
932587942
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781107150058
Lccn
2015049112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932587942

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