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According to the facts, IQ scale is in average 100 would be rising 3 points per decade. If the generation of grandparents scored 100, the average score of our generation would be 115. However, it is only determined by research. James Flynn who is a New Zealand researcher and trained philosopher found out those who took well-validated test in 1970s did better than those who took in 1940s. The researched named as Flynn effect. He said if the scores is rising, then it would be we are modern than smarter. In addition, a modern mind took a scientific approach to problems, abstract classification, logic and imaginative hypothetical reasoning. Besides that, Flynn added that the increasing in scores due to the ability to do puzzles, identify similarities, process nonverbal symbols and visual images but not ability to calculate arithmetic. According to Flynn who make a research in several countries, a strong rise of scores are in Kenya and Saudi Arabia. However, in Sudan and Brazil, the scores is slower. The verbal intelligence will be rising until middle age and slowly decline after that. He added that someone who has high IQ will have slower decline in verbal intelligence compared to someone who has lower IQ. Last but not least, researchers continue doing their best to pursue mechanisms that might rise the IQ scores. Although, physical exercise and brain exercises would boost the brain power. However, the decent researchers have difficulty to find physical mechanisms to boost IQ.
Do you believe people are really getting smarter? Why or why not?
Yes I do believe people nowadays are really getting smarter. The technological advancements that parents have incorporated in their children’s upbringing...