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Re: Masks work. Don't be a friggin idiot.

One of the main effects of illusory superiority in IQ is the "Downing effect". This describes the tendency of people with a below-average IQ to overestimate their IQ, and of people with an above-average IQ to underestimate their IQ. This tendency was first observed by C. L. Downing, who conducted the first cross-cultural studies on perceived intelligence. His studies also showed that the ability to accurately estimate other people's IQs was proportional to one's own IQ (i.e., the lower the IQ, the less capable of accurately appraising other people's IQs). People with high IQs are better overall at appraising other people's IQs, but when asked about the IQs of people with similar IQs as themselves, they are likely to rate them as having higher IQs.

The disparity between actual IQ and perceived IQ has also been noted between genders by British psychologist Adrian Furnham, in whose work there was a suggestion that, on average, men are more likely to overestimate their intelligence by 5 points, while women are more likely to underestimate their IQ by a similar margin.[33][34]

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Posted: 03/08/2021 at 1:01PM


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  Why link to OAN and not directly to the CDC? -- ecudmarsh47 03/07/2021 9:18PM
  Masks work. Don't be a friggin idiot. ** -- ecudmarsh47 03/07/2021 9:19PM
  Re: Masks work. Don't be a friggin idiot. -- JS-Pir 03/08/2021 1:01PM
  Are you also a disease specialist? ** -- VegasBuc 03/07/2021 10:51PM
  Common knowledge ** -- ecudmarsh47 03/08/2021 12:51AM
  That guy is clearly an idiot. ** -- ecudmarsh47 03/08/2021 12:52AM
  The link above is the latest. -- ecudmarsh47 03/07/2021 9:43PM
  The statistics show masks do work. -- ecudmarsh47 03/07/2021 10:00PM
  What about the cdc report pirste96 referenced ? -- ecudmarsh47 03/08/2021 10:01AM
  See above -- Paleales 03/08/2021 10:31AM

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