Men rate their IQ higher than women do and this may be due to differences in general self-concept

Men rate their IQ higher than women do and this may be due to differences in general self-concept

The literature on self-estimated intelligence (SEI) extends back 50 years and finds, overall, that men consistently estimate their IQ higher than women do. A new study, published in the Journal of Intelligence, replicated this finding and offers additional insight into the psychological processes underlying SEI.The study wanted to examine how SEI would relate to other self-beliefs, namely physical attractiveness, health, and emotional intelligence. The researchers suggest that self-rated IQ is but one component in a general self-esteem factor.“The idea”, the authors explain, “was that most sel...


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