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How To Improve Your Mind. 20 Keys to Unlock the Modern World. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2246186
  • Book
  • July 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Become the master of your world
  • Presents 20 key concepts, or keys, to aid critical thinking
  • Authored by one of the world's most eminent psychologists - and founder of the Flynn Effect
  • Looks at topics such as Race and IQ, "good" science and the current world economic crisis
  • Written in a clear and lucid style, illustrated with many examples
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List of Figures and Boxes ix

Acknowledgments x

1 Introduction: The Knowledge Trap 1

Part 1 Arguing about Right and Wrong 15

2 Logic and Moral Debate – Attacks on Blacks 17

3 Getting Rid of Tautologies – No Private Clubs 24

4 The Naturalistic Fallacy and Its Consequences – be Judgmental 32

5 But that is Unnatural – Words Best Never Said 41

Part 2 The Truth about People 49

6 Random Sample – Quality Not Size 51

7 Intelligence Quotient – Hanging the Intellectually Disabled 56

8 Intelligence Quotient – and the Black/White IQ Gap 62

9 Control Group – How Studying People Changes Them 69

10 The Sociologist ’ s Fallacy – Ignoring the Real World 75

Part 3 The Market and Its Church 85

11 Creating a Market – Not a Frankenstein 87

12 Market Forces – How they Take their Revenge 96

13 Market Worship – No Ritual Sacrifices 108

14 The Economic Collapse of 2008 117

15 What is to be Done? 130

Part 4 Enemies of Science 139

16 Reality – What Scientists Really Say About Science 141

17 History, Science, and Evolution – Only One Kind of Each 152

Part 5 Nations and their Goals 163

18 Understanding Nations – Understanding Anyone 165

19 Four Cases – Making Sense Out of Nonsense 173

20 Conclusion: Gene Debs University 183

Index 189

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James R. Flynn University of Otago, New Zealand.
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