IQs are improving and women’s IQs have overtaken men’s:
Emeritus Professor James Flynn, of Otago University, whose research on intelligence has gained international recognition, says women had lagged by as many as five points behind men in IQ testing.
But the gap has been narrowing in recent years and now women’s scores are higher in some countries, including New Zealand, he is quoted as saying on various British media websites.
“In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen but women’s have risen faster,” he said.
“This is a consequence of modernity. The complexity of the modern world is making our brains adapt and raising our IQ.”
One explanation is that women’s lives have become more demanding as they multitask between raising a family and working outside the home. . .
We work more therefore we think better?