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The Perils of Overconfidence

One way to create publicity for a new book is by posting videos on YouTube that, with any luck, will get shared around. It was suggested to me that my reading a Philosophick Fable or two would not only be quite entertaining but also a neat way of getting people to sample the content. 679 more words

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

(This is the script for my video about the Dunning-Kruger effect. While I wrote it to be read out loud by someone who inflects words like I do, i.e. 2,527 more words


Depressive Realism and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Depressive realism is the hypothesis developed by Lauren Alloy and Lyn Yvonne Abramson that depressed individuals make more realistic inferences than do non-depressed individuals. Although depressed individuals are thought to have a negative cognitive bias that results in recurrent, negative automatic thoughts, maladaptive behaviors, and dysfunctional world beliefs, depressive realism argues not only that this negativity may reflect a more accurate appraisal of the world but also that non-depressed individuals’ appraisals are positively biased. 162 more words

The Dunning-Kruger Effect, Trump, And You

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is.

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More Notes

There are some notes that laid on the top of my possible next posts pile for a long time. Like the notes I posted recently, these clearly migrated from the same old boxes that I’m now excavating more seriously. 821 more words


Dreading the outcome of the 2016 U.S Presidential Election

I’ve been watching the preliminary running in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Donald Trump is the Republican Presidential Candidate while Hillary Clinton will likely be selected as the Democratic one. 260 more words

Autism Awareness

My Beginner’s Understanding of Investing - Part 2: I’m not a financial advisor...

The other thing I keep reminding myself is that I am not a financial advisor. This is brilliant for a number of reasons. Firstly, it removes a kak load of pressure. 626 more words