The Dunning Kruger Effect…


Date: January 30, 2018

01) The Dunning Kruger Effect


“The Dunning-Kruger effect (also Mount Stupid or Smug Snake), named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, occurs where people fail to adequately assess their level of competence or specifically, their incompetence at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else. This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimation of themselves.

We offer some strategies at the end on how to overcome the dunning kruger effect.”

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