Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

November 5, 2014 1:28 PM

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Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores increase with each generation.

Now, thanks to some new data from a longitudinal study, we might have a better understanding of why: each subsequent generation, so far, has enjoyed a higher standard of living than the one preceding it -- better nutrition and medical care, education and job opportunities.

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