According to Satoshi Kanazawa in Psychology Today, men on average are slightly smarter than women. This difference does not emerge until after puberty, however; girls mature faster than boys and prior to puberty are actually, on average, more intelligent than boys. Studies suggest that the shift occurs somewhere around the age of sixteen.
Although men on average have a slightly higher IQ than woman, the difference is related to height rather than sex. People who are taller are, on average, more intelligent than shorter people. Men typically are taller than women and therefore have slightly higher average IQ scores when compared to women. In studies that control for differences in height, women are actually slightly more intelligent than men.Learn More
According to a study carried out by professors Daniel and Susan Voyer at the University of New Brunswick, girls perform better than boys because of self-discipline and encouragement. A study by top scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, Martin Seligman and Angela Lee Duckworth, showed that girls have an aptitude for patience, setting goals and actively addressing frustration.Full Answer >
According to the BBC, boys grow taller than girls due to the growth spurt delay boys experience during puberty, adding two more years of childhood growth. Additionally, boys grow at a faster rate during this growth spurt due to the effects of testosterone, which prompts cells to grow.Full Answer >
Men and boys do get head lice; boys are more likely to get lice than men, possibly because head lice dislike testosterone. Women are more likely to get lice than men, possibly because lice are able to climb up their long hair more easily.Full Answer >
A sign of midlife crisis in men is feeling uneasy about major life elements such as health, career, marriage or social life. Feeling a pressing need for change may lead to making frantic or spontaneous decisions. On the other hand, change may be accomplished in more calculated, purposeful ways.Full Answer >