I.Q.’S ACROSS THE WORLD. DARK HIGH–LIGHT LOW
IQ tests: women score higher than men
By Harriet Cooke, from THE TELEGRAPH
(Note: Also see previous articles on this topic on DrPinna.com)
Women have scored higher than men in intelligence testing for the first time since records began.
The findings represent a dramatic twist in the battle of the sexes, as in the past 100 years of IQ testing, women have lagged behind men by as much as five points.
But now the gap has closed and females have stolen the lead.
The results have been published by James Flynn, a world-renowned expert in IQ testing, who believes the demands of the modern age are raising standards of intelligence.
He said: “In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen, but women’s have risen faster.
“This is a consequence of modernity. The complexity of the modern world is making our brains adapt and raising our IQ.”
One theory for the result is that the demands of juggling family life and building a career have made women more intelligent.
Another theory is those women have always had the potential for higher results, but are only now realising it.
Flynn, who will publish the findings in a new book, added: “The brains of modern people are growing differently and showing increased cognitive complexity which we measure as increases in IQ.
“This improvement is more marked for women than for men because they were disadvantaged in the past.”
But he said more data was needed to explain the trend.
Supporting the notion that women are more than capable of taking on the stereotypically-male hunter-gatherer role, is Helena Jamieson, 33, a consultant who studied English literature at Cambridge.
On her marriage to stay-at home father Luke, 37, she said: “We have done the role reversal. I’m definitely the more intellectual person in the relationship and I’m at work full time while he is raising our daughter.
“I think women probably always knew deep down that they were the more intelligent ones – but as the gentler sex we were quiet about it and let men continue to believe they ruled the world.“
Dr. Pinna says:
I have always believed that women were more intelligent then men for the simple reason that they live longer.
Survival is the ultimate goal of all living creatures.
Women are more clever than males and this is demonstrated by the fact that they survive seven years longer than men across the globe.
Intelligence is not limited to mathematics and spatial reasoning, such as chess, but to all situations, including interpersonal relationships.
Most men will agree with me that you simply cannot beat a woman when it comes to understanding the personalities and desires of other people.