Saturday, January 26, 2008

Men aren't as smart as they think

Shocking news out of England from researcher Adrian Furnham: men aren't as smart as they think.  Surprisingly, this is also news to women, who tend to inflate male intellect, while deflating their own self-perceived intelligence.  I say "surprisingly" because anyone who has seen how men are portrayed on TV must know that the gig is up.


Are men smarter than women? No. But they sure think they are. An analysis of some 30 studies by British researcher Adrian Furnham, a professor of psychology at University College London, shows that men and women are fairly equal overall in terms of IQ. But women, it seems, underestimate their own candlepower (and that of women in general), while men overestimate theirs.

Fascinating, doctor.

Movember 13

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