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What is Intelligence? Beyond the Flynn Effect by James R. Flynn

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • Intelligence,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Personality,
  • Psychology,
  • Intellect

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7767718M
ISBN 100521880076
ISBN 109780521880077

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