IQ disparity between Men and Women

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This is definitely a hot button issue and can easily turn contentious. I think if there is actually a disparity it isn't that relevant, as IQ does not equate to value (especially before God). There are of course different takes on this subject and a tor**** of conflicting research. The more commonly suggested model is that women have a slightly higher average, but more women are average than men. This is the curve within a curve, it shows men are more abundant at either extreme. Put simply, women aren't less intelligent than men, but rather there are less high IQ women than men. This also fits with the tendency for men to be more prone to mental illness as IQ and mental illnesses are linked to neuro-sensitivity. Ultimately if it is more linked to males, since IQ doesn't measure all aspects of the brain, I'm more inclined to believe women have aspects that compliment this and are equally beneficial. EQ has been suggested, but this is hard to determine in a written format. From a neurological standpoint, you would look at the development of the lobes not covered under IQ. I find the wheel of intelligence considers more neurologically.

IQ disparity between Men and Women

Granted IQ has been linked to some of these abilities, but some tie directly to different lobes of the brain. If we consider intelligence to be linked to brain development, but don't consider the whole brain, that would be the foolhardy. Some of these could be worded better, but intelligence is more about how you process information and what you do with it after it's been processed (some would throw in how fast as well, but some have no comparison). Some people process the natural world better, some the urban world, others sound, others images, others themselves, others numbers, still others words, and some process motion better. There are distinct lobes for hearing, seeing, muscle control, emotional regulation, and rational thought. There aren't test available for all of these, outside of life. Success plateaus for IQ at 2 SDs alone.

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