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Hubris and Humility Effect and the Domain-Masculine Intelligence Type in Two Countries: Colombia and the UK

  • Josephine Storek (a1) and Adrian Furnham (a1)


Spanish-speaking Colombian (n = 50) and English-speaking British (N = 52) adults completed a self-assessed intelligence measure that yielded a score on domain-masculine intelligence (DMIQ), a composite of mathematical/logical and spatial intelligences. They also completed a Sex Role inventory in order to establish their masculinity and femininity. Males in both countries gave significantly higher self-estimates (Colombia: Males 110.36, Females 100.75, d = .94; England: Males 114.37, Females 105.75, d = .86; both p < .01) than females but sex role was note related to DMIQ. However there was a positive relationship between masculinity and DMIQ (r = .45, r = .39, p < .01), but only for males. Cultural issues in self-assessed intelligence and limitations, particularly sample size of this exploratory study are considered.


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*Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Adrian Furnham. University College London. Psychology. WC1E 6BT. London (UK). E-mail:


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