Thursday, June 26, 2014

College majors by Sex Ratio and average IQ

Wow, this is fascinating

Although males and females have about the same IQ, there is a strong correlation between a field's being male-dominated and having a high average IQ.

Looks like this actually turns out to be a correlation between majors with high average IQs and majors that are heavily quantitative. (Philosophy is a notable outlier, a not-really-quantitative major with a high average IQ...but there's commonly a fair bit of formal logic, so that might explain some of it.)

Really interesting.

(via Reddit)


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