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Emeritus Professor James Flynn

Emeritus Professor, Joint Department of Politics

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Phone 64 3 479 8668

Prof Flynn has combined political and moral philosophy with psychology to clarify problems such as justifying humane ideals and whether it makes sense to rank races and classes by merit. Emeritus Professor Flynn has been profiled in Scientific American and ran for the New Zealand Parliament in 1993 and 1996 as Alliance candidate for Dunedin North. Research Interests include Humane ideals and ideological debate; classics of political philosophy; race, class and IQ.  He was Head of Department from 1967 to 1996.

Take a look at the TED Talk given by Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn titled Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents'


•  PSYC 204 Justice, Race and Class

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Flynn, J. R., & Shayer, M. (2017). IQ decline and Piaget: Does the rot start at the top? Intelligence, 66, 112-121. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.intell.2017.11.010

Flynn, J. R. (2017). Academic freedom and race: You ought not to believe what you think may be true. Journal of Criminal Justice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2017.05.010

Flynn, J. R. (2017). Male and female balance sheet. Mankind Quarterly, 58(1), 43-68.

Flynn, J. R., & Shaughnessy, M. F. (2017). An interview with James Flynn: Does your family make you smarter? North American Journal of Psychology, 19(1), 35-40.

Flynn, J. R. (2016). No place to hide: Climate change, a short introduction for New Zealanders. Nelson, New Zealand: Potton & Burton, 116p.

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