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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Neil Gaiman's Cats and Inflated Self-Assessments
See Cat update, under the letter about "Creatures of the Night" by Jamilah
Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments
Justin Kruger and David Dunning
Department of Psychology
Abstract(The lemon juice-video camera story is a new one to me!)
People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. The authors suggest that this overestimation occurs, in part, because people who are unskilled in these domains suffer a dual burden: Not only do these people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it ...
[Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. © 1999 by the American
Psychological Association For personal use only--not for distribution
December 1999 Vol. 77, No. 6, 1121-1134 ]
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