I just read some shocking results of some tests carried out in 1980, which were repeated again in 2008.
I’m talking about IQ tests for teenagers in Britain, of course!
But can you guess what the result is?? I already gave a clue…..whatever they are, the results are seriously shocking!!
It shows that the average points for 14-year-old dropped by more than two points over the period.
Among those in the upper half of the aptitude scale, a group that mostly consists of children from middle class families, showed an even worse result, with an average IQ score six points below what it was 28 years ago.
Can you believe it? And then the Gen Next calls it the IT hub and what not!!
The trend marks an abrupt reversal of the so-called "Flynn effect" which has seen IQ scores rise year on year, among all age groups, in most industrialized countries throughout the past century.
Professor James Flynn, of the University of Otago in New Zealand, the discoverer of the Flynn effect (which states that IQ scores rise year after years, among all age groups, in most industrialized countries.) and the author of the latest study, believes that this abnormal drop in British teenage IQ could be due to youth culture having gone down the drain.
He found that while children aged between five and 10 saw their IQs increase by up to half a point a year over the three decades, teenagers performed less well.
Other studies have shown how pervasive teenage youth culture is, and what we see is parents' influence on IQ slowly diminishing with age.
The only thankful result is that the test wasn’t conducted on Indian students (though I hope they’d have given better results) or who knows, what a heart attack the parents might have got!!
Just imagine the parents struggling day and night, and what for? Their children to get even lower grades than they did 20 years ago!
This really is distressing new guys. I just gave a loud sigh!
What do you think? Care to share your thoughts please!