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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 210
Welcome to the Board, Prof James R. Flynn

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I take great pleasure in welcoming to the Honorary International Editorial Advisory Board of Mens Sana Monographs , Prof. James (Jim) R. Flynn. (For other Board Members, see

http://www.msmonographs.org/aboutus.asp) .

James R. Flynn is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and recipient of the University's Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research. His name has been given to the "Flynn effect", the documentation of massive IQ gains from one generation to another. His book, What is Intelligence? (Cambridge University Press, 2007) lays the foundation for a new theory of intelligence. It received extremely favourable reviews from Malcom Gladwell, Steven Pinker, and R.J. Sternberg. His latest book is Where have all the liberals gone? Race, class, and ideals in America (Cambridge University Press, 2008). It argues that American liberals have lost their voice due to accepting the alarmist picture of political reality the right has popularized.

He has been profiled in Scientific American and named "Distinguished Contributor" by the International Society for Intelligence Research. He has been Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Distinguished Visiting Speaker at Cornell, Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard and Cambridge. At Princeton, he delivered the Stafford Little Lecture, an occasion that recognized his "pioneering work". Along with Professor Sternberg, he is a Distinguished Associate of the Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge. Currently, he is a Visiting Fellow at the SAGE foundation in New York.

He was active in the US Socialist Party and the Black protest movement in the American South at the time of Martin Luther King. In 1963, he left the United States for New Zealand to find employment. There he has been active in the Nuclear-free New Zealand movement, advised Prime Minister Norman Kirk on foreign policy, and at present, is a shadow Minister of Finance for the Alliance Party.

Further details are at The University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre. See


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Welcome to the Board, Jim.


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