Saturday, April 23, 2011

Intelligence Men On Women's Five Points

WHAT is a barometer of human intelligence? Scientifically intelligence can be measured using psychometric tools commonly referred to as an IQ test. Intelligence is closely related to cognitive abilities possessed by individuals. Because intelligence, used to describe the nature of mind which includes a number of capabilities, such as the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend ideas, use language, and learning.

According to the results of academic research in Britain shows that men are smarter than women. Baroness Susan Greenfield is one of the famous scientist in England. Professor of neurophysiology at Oxford University is concerned with the fact that only 10% of the country's professors are women. Then, if there are glass ceilings that keep talented women scientist's career? It has been decades of laws against sexual-discrimination is made, but why laboratories in England did not produce many female scientists?

Richard Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology University of Ulster, UK, as reported by Dailymail, stated "It is my opinion based on a lifetime of academic research. That there is an explanation which I know will cause howls of anger feminists. "

In a new study by the University of Manchester England, published in the British Journal of Psychology says that the average male IQ five points higher than women.

Research conducted Paul Irwing, senior lecturer University of Manchester, together with his colleague Richard Lynn, who was previously published scientific papers on the topic, told the Times Higher Educational Supplement that they have found evidence to support his conclusions.

Review held British psychology society involves 80 thousand participants who were asked to undergo an IQ test and 20 thousand students for further research.

Irwing mentioned that there was no difference in IQ between women and men up to age 14 years, but above that age or mature, male IQ five points higher than do women. Not a big difference, but enough has very important implications.

"This is certainly contrary to the background of a woman who dramatically beat the men in education and employment achievement," added Irwing.

Especially the imbalance between the sexes that demand jobs that require high intelligence. According to Richard, at levels approaching genius (IQ 145), men more than women with a ratio of 8:1. "That statistic, not sexism," he said.

In this context, he said, Professor Greenfield concern that only one of 10 female science professor does not seem that bad. This, he said, also explains why, at nearly 110-year history of the Nobel Prize, only two women have ever won the award in the field of physics, four in chemistry. In fact, no woman had ever won the award in mathematics for the past eight decades.

In recent years, political power, he added, it is unlikely to suppress the manufacture of such statistical reporting. According to him, is the indisputable fact that at the time of both sexes was 21, an IQ of men have an average score of five points higher than women. "We must look to the field of evolutionary psychology to explain why the male gender has emerged as a more intelligent," he said.

Despite having views not in line with Richard, Irwing adding he felt obliged to put "scientific truth" above personal political conflicts. Predicting the likelihood of the entire population, the results indicate that there are three men for every woman with an IQ above 130, 5.5 men for every woman with an IQ above 145.

The study also offers a cool breeze to women who stated that women tend to work harder. Women with an IQ equal to men achieve "something more" because they are more diligent and able to adapt to periods of continuous hard work.

Meanwhile, President of the University of Harvard, Lawrence Summers sparked a controversial statement at a seminar by saying that one reason men outperformed women in maths and science (science) is genetic.

Some seminar participants left the conference after the statement Summers, who immediately apologized and corrected by saying that the shortage of academic women in part due to the obligations of women who give more priority to the children and tend to limit working hours.



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