Professor(?) Richard Lynn – a profile

Those who have been watching the scholarly career of Richard Lynn, Professor Emeritus, at the University of Ulster [Note: See item 2 below], there are two recently published items which might be of interest.

The first, [1], is a new paper published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, November 2018, Pages 275-277 (written along with Mingrui Wang, of the Beijing University of Agriculture, China) it’s entitled ‘Intelligence in the People’s Republic of China’. The study suggests that Chinese students, when tested on the The Chinese Combined Raven’s Test, appear to be (very rapidly) becoming more intelligent – (if you accept that IQ tests are a measure of intelligence).

“The IQ of the samples increased by 15.0 IQ points a decade over 18-year period”

The second item, [2], of interest is that, according to the BBC, Richard Lynn, is no longer Professor Emeritus, at the University of Ulster – quoting a university spokesperson as having said :

“Ulster University has withdrawn the emeritus title from Professor Richard Lynn and notified the individual accordingly,”

“Professor Richard Lynn does not work for Ulster University nor does he contribute to our research and teaching.”

Below are some more examples of his publications [ Note: Some of the subject matter of the studies, and the conclusions which are drawn, may not be 100% inoffensive for all readers ]

Lynn, R. (2012) An examination of Rushton’s theory of differences in penis length and circumference and r-K life history theory in 113 populations. Personality and Individual Differences

Lynn, R (2004) The intelligence of American Jews Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 36, Issue 1, Pages 201-206

Lynn, R (1999) Sex differences in intelligence and brain size: a developmental theory. Intelligence, 27,1-12.

Lynn, R. (2002) Skin color and intelligence in African Americans. Population and Environment, 23, 365-375.

Many more can be found here