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    Men think they're cleverer, claims psychologist

    Men think they're cleverer, claims psychologist


    By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
    Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 15/01/2008




    The intellectual difference between the sexes is all in the mind, according to a leading psychologist who claims that men overstate how clever they are whereas woman underplay their intelligence.
    Both men and women tend to have the same average IQ

    Prof Adrian Furnham, of University College London, has analysed the results of 25 studies of sex differences in IQ. His overview backs the idea of what is known as the "male hubris, female humility" effect.
    The studies show women tend to give significantly lower estimates than men of their own intelligence - about five IQ points - while men tend to overestimate their brain power.
    "Whether men are brighter is another matter," Prof Furnham said.
    Men appear to be more confident, not brighter, he says, which ''can have beneficial effects in the interview and even the examination room".
    In comparisons of how people estimate their own intelligence there is a bias in those - called outliers - who get it badly wrong.

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    I say yes, de wimmen is smarter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer
    hehe ... too easy ...
    It is unfortunate that the article doesn't discuss what IQ disparities there are between males and females. There are gender differences in intelligence and there are disparities in both directions. Most recent studies indicate that male IQ is significantly more variable than female IQ, even though the averages are not statistically significantly different. In other words, there are more stupid men than stupid women and there are more smart men than smart women. It doesn't mean that men are smarter or women are smarter. Men and women also score higher and lower on different tasks.

    It is easy to design an IQ test where women score higher than men and vice versa. In fact, the original IQ tests were designed so that they could test both men and women and the scores were similar. So, the whole business of comparing IQ of men and women with such tests is silly. The conclusion that men more arrogant than women is also suspect. These types of meta-analyses may not show a difference between men and women as much as it represents the biases of the investigators who ask for and record this kind of subjective information.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mingo
    I say yes, de wimmen is smarter!
    You mean the wimmens are more smarterer.

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    Men think they're cleverer? Hey, I knew that! Does this mean I'm smart? Is it hubris if I think I'm smart? If I display hubris, am I a man?

    Arrgghh. Now I'm so confused. I think I got dumberer.

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    The 40 year old declaration.



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    But I say, it's the women today
    Are smarter than the men in every way

    That's right! The women are smarter
    That's right! The women are smarter
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    An old man passing asked him why
    He said I can't do what the big boys do
    Old man sat down and he cried, too

    Ain't me, it's the people that say
    The men are leading the women astray
    But I say, it's the women today Are smarter than the man in every way
    That's right, the women are smarter
    That's right, the women are smarter

    It ain't me, it's the people that say
    The men are leading the women astray
    But I say, it's the women todayAre smarter than the men in every way
    That's right, the women are smarter
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    Smarter than the men in every way
    That's right, the women are smarter
    That's right, the women are smarter
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    Smarter than the men in every way
    That's right it's the people that say the men are leading the women astray
    But I Say, it's the women today, are smarter than the men in every way
    That's right they're smarter

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