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

It seems that the attached paper of Alfredo Ardila, one of Luria students,
is relevant to this discussion providing a fresh perspective.

Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM, mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> mike
> 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
> >

Attachment: 2013 Ardila A New Neuropsychology for the XXI Century.pdf
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