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Grade inflation and the Dunning-Kruger effect

The famous Dunning-Kruger effect, in the words of Dunning and Kruger, is a bias where:

People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains…

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Unwarranted Confidence, or Too Dumb to Know that I'm Dumb

I was recently introduced to a fascinating psychological concept known as the Dunning Kruger Effect.[1] One reason it grabbed my attention was that John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, was the one who introduced it to me. 680 more words


Hi-Ho, the Glamorous Life: Old Questions for a New Year

Marissa Skudlarek, heralding in the New Year. All the questions at once.

What am I going to write my Theater Pub column about this week? 626 more words

When you wish upon a star

Be what you is, not what you ain’t…
cause if you is what you ain’t, you ain’t what you is.

Said Confucius

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

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Why we need to listen to the real experts in science

By Michael Clarke, La Trobe University and Susan Lawler, La Trobe University

If we want to use scientific thinking to solve problems, we need people to appreciate evidence and heed expert advice. 1,121 more words


The Dunning-Kruger effect

Yes this. After observing a fight between marketing and finance one of the observers in the room silently skyped me a link to the Wikipedia page for… 93 more words

Random Thoughts

SkepSun #115 (11_30_2014)

On this week’s Skeptical Sunday we consider how difficult it is to truly ‘know thyself.’  We tend to be terrible at assessing our own skills and expertise. 287 more words