It’s official: women are smarter than men! Sorry fellas.
As reported by The Telegraph on Sunday, a new study shows that women have scored higher than men in intelligence testing for the first time in the 100 year history of the IQ test. This is a dramatic twist in test score results aswomen have previously lagged behind men over the last century, at times by as much as five points. But now the gap has closed with females taking the lead.
The author of the study is James Flynn, a world-renowned expert in IQ testing, who believes the demands of the modern age are raising standards of intelligence.
Flynn 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 realizing it.
Flynn will publish the results of his study in a book due out this September.
To read The Telegraph article in its entirety click here.