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[Xmca-l] Re: Luria's Research and Flynn Effect

Thanks very much for posting this link to the Flynn effect, Sungwoo. The
description of Luria's work is kind of iffy in its details, but not
misleading in its core message. His explanation for historical change in
psychological test performance in terms of the accumulation of more
powerful tools through which to mediate our interactions with the world is
also championed by Patricia Greenfield; an earlier report of her work on
cultural/cognitive change in Chiapis appeared in an earlier issue of MCA
and the recent work by Ashley Maynard are well worth checking out.

The video seems a good candidate for use in introductory courses.

On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Sungwoo Kim <sungwookim92@gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to share a talk, where the speaker connects the Flynn Effect
> with the increase and complexification in sociocultural and scientific
> categories,
> which have led us to use more classification systems, hypotheticals,
> and syllogisms. This would not be a news to the community, but it was
> interesting to me to see James Flynn citing Luria's research in Central
> Asia as the major mechanism for explaining his own theory.
> http://www.ted.com/talks/james_flynn_why_our_iq_levels_are_higher_than_our_grandparents.html
> (Sorry for a possible double post of the talk.)
> Peace,
> Sungwoo