Two studies of recent increases of intelligence in Taiwan

Hsin Yi Chen, Yun Kung Liao, Yung Hua Chen, Hsin Ping Chen, Richard Lynn

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Abstract

Recent increases of IQ in Taiwan are reported for children and adults. The IQ gain in children measured by the WISC-III and the WISC-IV was 2.45 IQ points per decade over the years 1997-2007. The IQ gain in adults measured by the WAIS-III showed a smaller increase of 0.55 IQ points per decade over the years 2001-2011. In both studies the greatest gains were made on the visual-spatial abilities, with smaller gains on reasoning and the smallest gains on verbal abilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-357
Number of pages10
JournalMankind Quarterly
Volume53
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Flynn effect
  • Taiwan
  • Wechsler tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Chen, H. Y., Liao, Y. K., Chen, Y. H., Chen, H. P., & Lynn, R. (2013). Two studies of recent increases of intelligence in Taiwan. Mankind Quarterly, 53(3-4), 348-357.