The Dunning Kruger Effect

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    Dunning-Kruger effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    It helps explain so much.


    The phenomenon was demonstrated in a series of experiments performed by Justin Kruger and David Dunning, both of Cornell University. Their results were published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in December 1999.[1][2]

    Kruger and Dunning noted a number of previous studies which tend to suggest that in skills as diverse as reading comprehension, operating a motor vehicle, and playing chess or tennis, "ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" (as Charles Darwin put it).[3] They hypothesized that with a typical skill which humans may possess in greater or lesser degree,

    Incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill.
    Incompetent individuals fail to recognize genuine skill in others.
    Incompetent individuals fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy.
    If they can be trained to substantially improve their own skill level, these individuals can recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill.
     
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    That's some deep shit there, TM.:cool:
     
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    Thanks Dillo the clown how apropos that its you who answers
     
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    am i bottom lining this right?

    only by being competent can you realize how incompetent you really are?

    but the incompetent already think they are competent? yet lack the skills to see they really are not?

    i did not look at the wikipi thing. but do give me more details..life, after all, is in the details.
     
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    there is a old saying.

    The more you learn, the more you realise you dont know.
     

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