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1. Posted by Abbytaxis (Full Member 137 posts) 11y

In controversial research reported all over the place, Richard Lynn, the emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University claims that, on average, men are more intelligent than women. Let battle commence!

As the research is not yet published there's nothing more to go on than the press reports. The co-author of the study, Dr Irwing, a senior lecturer in organisational psychology at Manchester University, is apologetic about the findings.

In the BBC News report he states that the paper will go on to argue that despite their disadvantage in IQ, there is evidence that women utilise their (lesser!) talents better than men. This simply begs the question of what use IQ tests are if they don't predict anything in the real world.

Source: http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/26/0238208&tid=133

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

IQ tests have been useful in children, but have not with adults. The debate has been on-going for years and both sides have their followers.

Here's a little more fuel for the fire:

Psychological Testing

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

This all may be true...too bad men tend to use the little brain more often than not....

4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Is no-one else finding that men are so much more moody than men, i mean i dont do moody that often but men seem much more hormonal than women these days!

yeh thats very true CC, lol!!! funny but true! apparantly were not supposed to take it personally tho! ha!

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I hear ya Jas!

I work in an office with a lot of men and they are like a bunch of teenage girls

6. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

What does the highest IQ help you if you can't think for yourself?

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Dunno about IQ, but one thing I've noticed over the years is that once girls hit their mid-30's and are single, they become a bit dysfunctional.

8. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y


Spewed coffee reading that one...why? Because I swear it is true!

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

*wipes up coffee and offers to make Cupcake another cup*

10. Posted by travelblog (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Quoting Abbytaxis

In controversial research reported all over the place, Richard Lynn, the emeritus professor of psychology at Ulster University claims that, on average, men are more intelligent than women. Let battle commence!

As the research is not yet published there's nothing more to go on than the press reports. The co-author of the study, Dr Irwing, a senior lecturer in organisational psychology at Manchester University, is apologetic about the findings.

In the BBC News report he states that the paper will go on to argue that despite their disadvantage in IQ, there is evidence that women utilise their (lesser!) talents better than men. This simply begs the question of what use IQ tests are if they don't predict anything in the real world.

Source: http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/26/0238208&tid=133

Well the research was done by a man, so it must be true.

And hey I think Psychological Testing is a GREAT thing. Especially if kids (especially boys) start acting up or exhibiting psychological behaviour that's not in the textbook for "How to be normal".