Monday, June 15, 2015

Another Flynn effect (norm obsolescence) meta-analysis

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A second massive meta-analysis of the Flynn effect (norm obsolescence) was recently published (Pietschnig & Voraseck, 2015).  The study investigated different Flynn effect ability domain effects (by Gf, Gc, Gv), and other moderating variables.  However, the most important conclusion is that the authors conclude that the 3 IQ points per decade rule-of-thumb appears to be the best estimate of the FE on global IQ scores.  This conclusion is consistent with the Trahan et al. (2014) meta-analysis and the recent AAIDD recommendation.