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The role of height in the sex difference in intelligence.

  title={The role of height in the sex difference in intelligence.},
  author={Satoshi Kanazawa and Diane J. Reyniers},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  volume={122 4},
Recent studies conclude that men on average have higher intelligence than women by 3-5 IQ points. However, the ultimate evolutionary question of why men should have evolved to have higher intelligence than women remains. We suggest that men may have slightly higher intelligence than women through 4 mechanisms: (1) assortative mating of intelligent men and beautiful women, (2) assortative mating of tall men and beautiful women, (3) an extrinsic correlation between height and intelligence… 

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