Who's the smarter sex? Women surpass men on IQ test scores
In April,Straight reporter Carlito Pablo wrote an article examining whether this generation of young people is smarter than previous generations.
It was based on the research of James Flynn, a New Zealand academic who has demonstrated that average intelligence-quotient test scores rose throughout the 20th century.
Now, Flynn has revealed that women's scores have risen more rapidly to the point where they have exceeded the guys for the first time in a century.
He made this revelation in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times, basing this conclusion on research conducted in western Europe, Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Argentina, and Estonia.
"As the world gets more complex, and living in it demands more abstract thought, so people are adapting," Flynn told the Sunday Times. "This improvement is more marked for women than for men because they were more disadvantaged in the past."
Flynn’s book, Are We Getting Smarter? Rising IQ and the Twenty-First Century, is expected to be available in August.
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