Academics can also be given as evidence and benefits of the nudist lifestyle. Smith, Stewart, Hardy and Turner research in the mid 1970's regarding academics, children and said learning rates produced exact results revealing astonishing and unexpected findings. The results were of children with extraordinarily high above average academic levels in all course studies; not just a select few subjects. Past and present research has shown Math and Science courses showed girls with higher scores than boys. History and Business courses showed boys with higher scores than girls.
However, the individuals that showed the highest above average scores in all subjects made up a small percentage of the case study individuals (approx. 5%). Further investigation revealed 65% of the 5% case study subjects belonged to individuals that were either frequent or total participates of the nudist lifestyle and communities. Continued study and research has been on going with numbers showing consistent evidence supporting original studies. Ten years later since the original study, majority of the highest above average students (approx. 75%) were exposed to the nudist lifestyle. In all case studies the top 5% of above average students in the nation were studied. Although the original subjects (students) were still being monitored, their statistics were not included in the phase of the study under discussion.
As memberships to nudist and naturist communities and lifestyles have grown, so has the percentage of above average test subjects. The 1985 study showed further increase of percentile from 75% to 95% of above average students participated in the nudist lifestyle. Test subjects monitored from the 1970 study continued to perform well and stayed in the higher top 1% of above average students.
As a general consensus from the academic community, the psychology and behavioral sciences communities have concluded no fault of the original findings and subsequent studies have portrayed an accurate foundation for findings as sound. In other words, due to many issues mostly stemming from self confidence, strong ability to focus and close relationship with parents, children and adults raised in a nudist lifestyle are more intelligent or more focused academicly.
It is never to late for a change in lifestyle.