what the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn’t

If you regularly read cognitive science or psychology blogs (or even just the lowly New York Times!), you’ve probably heard of something called the Dunning-Kruger effect. The Dunning-Kruger effect refers to the seemingly pervasive tendency of poor performers to overestimate their abilities relative to other people–and, to a lesser extent, for high performers to underestimate … Continue reading what the Dunning-Kruger effect is and isn’t

elsewhere on the internets…

Some stuff I’ve found interesting in the last week or two: Nicholas Felton released his annual report of… himself. It’s a personal annual report on Felton, as seen through the eyes of a bunch of friends, family, and strangers: Each day in 2009, I asked every person with whom I had a meaningful encounter to … Continue reading elsewhere on the internets…