Wednesday, March 31, 2010

dunning-kruger effect

Five to One - The Doors.

Wikipedia | The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which "people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it". The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than in actuality; by contrast the highly skilled underrate their abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority. This leads to a perverse result where less competent people will rate their own ability higher than more competent people. It also explains why actual competence may weaken self-confidence because competent individuals falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. "Thus, the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. — Bertrand Russell
When the Music's Over - The Doors.

1 comments:

The Family Clone said...

Neo: Whoa. Déjà vu.

Trinity: What did you
just say?

Neo: Nothing. Just had
a little déjà vu.

Trinity: What did you
see?
Neo: A black cat went
past us, and then another that looked just like it.

Trinity: How much like
it? Was it the same cat?

Neo: It might have
been. I'm not sure.
Neo: What is it?

Trinity: A déjà vu is
usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.

 

http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2012/03/incompetent-people-are-too-ignorant-to.html

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