Each day our minds experience a deluge of conversation, lectures, newspapers, TV, the Internet, and more. But what should we really be paying attention to? James R. Flynn, world-renowned intelligence researcher and discoverer of the Flynn Effect (the phenomenon of rising global IQs over time), poses the most challenging question of all: Who is to be the master of all this information - you or the modern world? It is you, he claims, who must be the gatekeeper that filters out what is worth remembering. Otherwise you may find yourself at the mercy of a life that you can only manage day by day.
In How to Improve Your Mind, Flynn presents 20 key concepts to aid critical thinking: practical guidelines that will empower you to critically analyze what you read, what you hear, and what you see. You will gain a greater understanding of a wide range of topics that include contemporary race and IQ debates, what makes good science and history, why America and Israel behave as they do, and the origins of the current economic crisis. Flynn's -20 keys- translate into an invaluable toolkit enabling readers to make up their own minds about ethics, religion, history, economics, international politics, and even what they should eat. How to Improve Your Mind offers great insights into how to become an information master in the age of information overload.show more