Monday, July 16, 2012
Women Now Outperform Men On IQ Tests
Telegraph View: Women now outperform men on IQ tests. But were they always cleverer, just keeping quiet about it?
It was only a little over a century ago that it first occurred to psychologists to measure people’s brainpower. Since then, men have consistently outscored women – until now.
For the first time, women are doing better at IQ tests than the male of the species. According to the American academic James Flynn, the doyen of IQ measurers, the scores of both sexes have been rising since the turn of the last century, but women’s have risen faster.
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My Comment: The women in my life are not surprised by this result.