Study shows men think they are brainier than women

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A new study has found that men are more likely to overrate their own intelligence than women.

Researchers at Arizona State University asked biology students a series of questions about their academic ability.

The results showed that two-thirds of the male students rated themselves above average, while only 54 percent of women did.

Each student was also asked to compare their intelligence to the colleague they most closely worked with. Men were 3.2 times more likely to say they were smarter, regardless of their partner’s sex.

Of the 202 students questioned, 70 were men, 130 women and two identified as neither.

The research was published in journal Advances in Physiology Education.

24 Responses

  1. Very interesting.
    Gender equality is still a problem in the world.
    Personally I dont consider myself smarter than all females but smarter than some becuase im an above average student.

  2. This is very annoying to me about the fact that men think they are more dominant than women.

  3. It doesn’t even say that men think their smarter then women it says men think their smarter then the national average

  4. Doesn’t matter about gender, but it is actually a fact that girls are smarter.
    R.I.P. Boy’s hopes and dreams.

  5. I think we are both equally smart, it just matters on your education and how much you focus in school.

  6. It is equally the same with Intelligent ?. Well actually only if the both of them really focused in school/high school/ University

  7. actually it doesn’t matter what gender you are it just matters how hard you study and work so you cant say that girls or boys are brainier

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