How Not to Be Stupid, According to a Top Stupidity Researcher

Even if you’ve never heard of University of Michigan psychologist David Dunning, you are no doubt intimately familiar with the concept that bears his name. It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect, and it says that while the competent are often plagued with doubt, the incompetent tend to be blissfully sure of their excellence.

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Jessica Stillman

Jessica Stillman

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