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Some say Social Work majors r really smart but I read the average Social Work majors' IQ is 103 only 3 points above average who is correct?

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This article, https://chhaylinlim.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/are-t... 'Are too many people going to college? A look at IQ distributions tells us why this is the case' by Chhay Lin Lim published in September 2016 says the average Social Work majors' IQ is 103. This article, https://www.statisticbrain.com/iq-estimates-by-int... 'IQ Estimates by College Major' also states that.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Most social workers are genuinely stupid. So is George Walker Bush

  • 2 years ago

    well at least it is above average

  • 2 years ago

    Probably being empathetic and caring about other people is more important than being a super genius engineer type for that work.

  • 2 years ago

    First of all, most people never take a valid IQ test administered by a trained psychologist, so there's no real way to know what average IQs are in any field. The study estimates the IQ needed to pass the courses, not the IQs of the actual students. Second, IQ tests measure certain very specific things. They do not measure other abilities. They do not measure, for example, "people skills" which a social worker really needs for interacting with people. Engineers who sit behind a computer all day don't need people skills as much and may rank much lower on tests of those. People choose majors and careers based on what they want to do and enjoy doing. The same person is unlikely to be happy in both a scientific research career and a career as a social worker.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    "You read" that? Where? Why do you trust that information? Why are you such a fcuking idiot?

  • 2 years ago

    The article you cite is misinterpreting the data.

    The article does no research on its own to determine the IQs of people with various college majors.

    It cites another article for that "data." But the article cited merely *estimates* peoples' IQs by looking at their college major, to the effect of: in order to pass your classes as an electrical engineering major, you would need an IQ of at least 120, whereas in order to successfully pass a course in education or social work, you would only need an IQ of 103.

    It doesn't actually test the IQs of random people in every major to come up with a statistically significant range of IQs in each. That is what you'd actually need to make your point, and the point of the article you cite.

    There's no real basis to assume that people sort themselves out by difficulty of major. To some extent, of course, we might assume they do; that people with IQs of 100 who begin an electrical engineering degree may well soon drop it for an easier major. But there's no data, or reasonable assumption, on that, or the opposite point: that people with IQs north of 120 choose engineering over social work in the first place, or if they do, that midway through, they say, "oh this is too easy" and switch to engineering.

  • 2 years ago

    I think a good social worker should be EQ smart, rather than IQ smart.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    So, you're in trouble with a social worker and have turned to Yahoo!Answers to make yourself feel better? Not going to happen. First of all the word is "are" not "r," moron. You probably got in trouble for having kids with an education like that, idiot. Pants pooping **** face. God you people make me so angry. It's all your fault

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