Does a new IQ tests study prove that women are truly smarter than men? Lots of women certainly believe they've known this for a while. Of course, there are plenty of men who would beg to differ.
IQ testing expert James Flynn conducted the study, which he will publish in a new book to be released in September. He said, "This improvement is more marked for women than for men because they were disadvantaged in the past."
Another idea he had as to why women have caught up with and even surpassed men on IQ tests during the past 100 years is that women are becoming more intelligent because the have to multitask by raising their children while still pursuing a career. Do you think this could be the explanation for the fact that they are scoring better, or do you think it is the fact that women are no longer disadvantaged in the testing?
Even though women may be smarter than men in IQ tests, there is still a distinct wage gap between the genders, which absolutely does not make sense especially since the testing is an accurate prediction of job performance.
Another thing Flynn found out is that both men's and women's IQs have increased over the past 10 decades. Does this surprise you at all?