Women Now Have Higher IQs Than Men, Study Finds

Women have higher IQs than men. A new study that examined recorded IQ tests over the last 100 years has concluded that women, who once lagged behind men by five IQ points have now taken the lead. The new study was published by James Flynn, a world-renowned IQ tester.

According to Flynn:

“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.

So why the increase in female intelligence compared to men? One theory suggests that as more women balance family and work lives they become more intelligent. Another theory suggests that women who are now more open with their intelligence have the confidence to test properly.

The findings from the study are published in Flynn’s new book in which he notes:

“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.”

Flynn admits that data collection to explain the female IQ increase is still needed.

As a male I can’t say I disagree with this finding, after all males evolved from hunter-gatherers to white-collar workers, while females until the turn of the century battled with issues at home, issues that often required the need to be analytical in order to solve various problems in an efficient and worthwhile manner.

James Flynn is best known for tearing apart a 1999 article published in American Psychologist in which researchers claimed that Blacks have lower IQs than Caucasians.