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The Dunning-Kruger effect

“If you are aren’t confused by quantum theory, then you haven’t really understood it” – Paraphrased quote by John Wheeler/Neils Bohr?

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge” – Charles Darwin… 1,983 more words


Is there a gender gap in the Dunning-Kruger effect?

Great scientists know what they don't know. 1st step to learning. Female economists winning. http://t.co/S11Gz2mknI pic.twitter.com/xcfCvMNU3U

— S Dynarski (@dynarski) July 3, 2015

Dunning–Kruger Effect = unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority…

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Labour Economics

Article of the Week: We Are All Confident Idiots by David Dunning

The article I have selected for this week is by David Dunning, one of the pair after whom the Dunning-Kruger effect is named. For those who have not already searched… 556 more words


Why Our Ignorance Makes Us Overestimate How Much We Know

Impostor syndrome has been covered extensively in recent years. Its inverse, known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, is at least as pervasive: our innate tendency to confidently claim expertise in topics we know very little about, sometimes to embarrassing (if not tragic) results. 213 more words


American Narcissism

It’s obvious that self-esteem is an essential component of a healthy psychology, but I’ve also slowly come to realize that a healthy self-worth actually includes some degree of unrealistic overconfidence.   914 more words

Cognitive Bias

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision…

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Reality Check