Quote of the Week: Dunning-Kruger Effect

Ok, so not really an inspirational quote but it is so important:

 “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.”[1]

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of  illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.[1]

Sound familiar? How about what is going on in the healthcare system? Do we want people on “Mount Stupid” to be independent?

(We think the X axis should be changed from experience to EDUCATION AND TRAINING plus EXPERIENCE)

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  1 comment for “Quote of the Week: Dunning-Kruger Effect

  1. LJSloss
    December 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Is the White House on the Summit of the Mount?

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