People really are getting dumber, study suggests

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People are getting dumber, but don’t expect the real world to take a sharper turn towards Idiocracy than it already has, researchers say.

Since World War II, IQ scores had been increasing by about three IQ points a decade, a phenomenon dubbed the ‘Flynn effect’ after the Kiwi researcher who discovered it, James Flynn.

But a new study has found intelligence, as measured by IQ, has been decreasing since 1975 – without an obvious cause

“It’s something to do with the environment, because we’re seeing the same differences within families,” Ole Rogeberg of the Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research in Norway, who led the study, told CNN.

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