A new psychology study has found that attractive students earn higher grades at university, but for female students, the grades declined when classes were moved online.
“Attractive people have an advantage because a lot of the time someone is [considered] approachable based on how they look,” junior Kaila Pulley said. Attractive people have advantages in the social aspect of life because people tend to want to talk to them more.
Teachers may unwittingly reward students exhibiting traditionally female behaviour, such as quietness and neatness, which makes life easier for the teachers, the researchers suggest. Girls are routinely given more generous grades in class than boys with the same academic abilities, according to a new study.
More study improves grades, but not as much as you think
However, extra study doesn't make as much difference as people think. An American study found the average grades of high school boys increased by only about 1.5 percentage points for every extra hour of homework per school night.
Intelligent people often earn good grades. But some intelligent people don't earn good grades or go to college. The definition of smart is the ability to achieve one's goals with relatively little effort compared to peers. Good grades are not every intelligent person's goal.
Grades do not measure intelligence, but they do reflect how well we perform in school. On the contrary, a 'dos' or even a 'tres' does not mean that one is flunking their subjects, for it, a truth academically acknowledges that some courses are just hard to pass and that getting a 'tres' is more than enough.
The researchers found that the women judged as least attractive earned significantly lower grades, after controlling for their ACT scores. The best-looking women earned higher grades. And male professors were more likely than female professors to give better-looking women higher grades.
In standardized tests, girls tend to outperform boys in humanities, languages and reading skills, while boys tend to do better in math, but when grades are awarded by teachers, girls do better in all subjects.
Males outperform females on most measures of visuospatial abilities, which have been implicated as contributing to sex differences on standardized exams in mathematics and science.
They found some evidence that teachers report better relationships with the more attractive students, which explains some of the achievement gap.
It turns out, being conventionally beautiful has its benefits. According to science, people who are perceived as attractive are more likely to get hired for jobs and seem trustworthy. They are also thought to be healthier and lead a happier life.
The Romantic notion of genius referred to men of great intellectual and artistic capacities, who were in touch with their feminine side – for great art requires sensitivity, emotionality and love. The great artist, for the Romantics, was thus a feminine male.
Abstract. Recent studies conclude that men on average have higher intelligence than women by 3-5 IQ points. However, the ultimate evolutionary question of why men should have evolved to have higher intelligence than women remains.
Sex Differences in Memory
Females tend to perform better than males in verbal-based episodic memory tasks, as opposed to spatial-based memory tasks . Females generally access their memories faster than males , date them more precisely , and use more emotional terms when describing memories .
Girls undergo puberty earlier than boys by about 1-2 years, and generally finish the stages of puberty quicker than males due to their differences in biology.
When it comes to which gender has the academic edge in the classroom, a large body of research shows that girls outperform boys – but a new UK study says this doesn't necessarily mean they are smarter.
Girls consistently outperform boys academically. And yet, men nonetheless hold a staggering 95 percent of the top positions in the largest public companies. What if those same habits that propel girls to the top of their class — their hyper-conscientiousness about schoolwork — also hold them back in the work force?
Researchers have found that women in their late 20s and early 30s are considered more attractive than fresh-faced 18 and 19-year-olds -- and they reach the peak of their beauty at the age of 31.
It's based on US survey of 2,000 people has found. The study, carried out by Allure magazine, found women are considered most beautiful at 30, show signs of ageing at 41, stop looking 'sexy' at 53 and are thought of as 'old' at 55. Same for men, they look best in 30s, start showing age at 41.
Studies show that you're more likely to get hired if you look well-groomed, that good-looking people make about 12% more money than less appealing folks, and that attractive real-estate brokers bring in more money than their less attractive peers.
While straight A's might get you in the door to grad school or a job, they will in no way guarantee your success. Grant writes, “Academic excellence is not a strong predictor of career excellence.
Receiving a bad grade isn't the end of the world. Don't think one bad grade represents your overall worth as a student. The very fact that you are concerned shows that you are motivated and have high expectations for yourself. Avoid punishing yourself for receiving a bad grade.
“Grades are not everything. Grades should never define a person and their potential because our potential is always growing! Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and we can always find help to improve our weaknesses,” Wilkerson-Petersen said. “Who you were last semester is not who you will be this semester.