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Elon Musk says all children must be aware of these 50 cognitive biases, and to avoid them

Musk shared this view on Twitter, garnering over 64,000 retweets and 315,000 likes.Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIME Elon Musk listed the 50 cognitive biases he thinks all children should be aware of. The biases are described in an infographic that was first published by TitleMax. The list is designed to help you make better decisions. Cognitive biases are shortcuts your mind uses when you need to make a decision quickly. They can cause you to act against your best interests or the most logica...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, UK, Education, International, Trends, Strategy, Ikea, Musk, Nordic, BI International, Dunning Kruger, Tech Insider, Theo Wargo Getty, TitleMax, Ben Franklin Effect

Here are 10 psychological biases to help you avoid a life of pain and suffering

When we want something badly, we start overestimating our odds of success. It’s why so many people bet on their sports team to win. – Zain Kahn Mental models can save your life. But psychological biases can ruin it. Here are 10 psychological biases to help you avoid a life of pain and suffering: 1. Doubt-avoidance: Doubt and uncertainty make us feel uncomfortable. And when we don’t have clarity, we start rushing decisions to avoid that feeling of uncertainty. When in doubt, take a d...
Tags: Business, Dunning Kruger, Culture & More, Thethreadmill, Zain Kahn Mental

The Dunning-Kruger effect: The paradox of our ignorance

Bertrand Russell, the English philosopher, once said, “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”  Interestingly, he said it much before the existence of the internet. Russell’s philosophy fits perfectly in today’s era of social media, where people believe that they know everything about something, which in reality, they don’t. Russell’s axiom was studied, and there is data to back it up. The people ...
Tags: Business, Russell, Bertrand Russell, Dunning Kruger, FWD:Ideas

The Geek in Review Ep. 134 – Teaching Law Students Business Design Skills – Jessica Erickson and Josh Kubicki

Richmond Law School professors Jessica Erickson and Josh Kubicki join us to discuss how they are teaching law students not only the critical skills to “think like a lawyer” but also the understanding that they are entering the world of business. Whether that is in BigLaw, non-profit, in-house, public interest, or solo practice, they need to have a baseline of business acumen to practice and thrive. Prof. Kubicki runs Richmond’s Legal Business Design Hub that delivers leading-edge competitive ski...
Tags: Utah, Business, Podcast, Design, Law, Virginia, Uncategorized, Toronto, Cisco, Chicago, Ford, Arizona, Delta, Craft, Emory, Houston

Charlie Kirk thinks a dolphin fetus is "without a doubt" a human being

Dunning-Kruger exemplar Charlie Kirk showcased his intelligence by declaring with absolute confidence that a photo of a dolphin fetus was a photo of a human fetus. Cue the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song. Charlie Kirk SCHOOLED on Abortion in 15 Seconds. — Read the rest
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A beautiful Wikipedia page shows major metabolic networks in a metro-style map

How long does it take to get from antioxidants to glycogenolysis during rush hour? This Wiki-linked diagram of a metabolic network resembles a subway map, and it displays the striking complexity of human biochemistry. It's fun to mouse over the pretty colors whether you're a practicing biochemist or a curious beginner— though nonexperts may find themselves on the "peak of Mount Stupid" on the Dunning Kruger curve.  — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Wikipedia, Metro, Biochemistry, Dunning Kruger, Mount Stupid, Strangers Making Cool Things For Strangers

Anti-masker hilariously digs his own hole after hearing about his own cognitive bias

Nobody should be embarrassed for not being familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect, the cognitive bias in which the more incompetent or ignorant you are about something, the better or more knowledgeable you think you are at that thing. If you still don't get it, the maskless gentleman above can help you understand.
Tags: Psychology, Video, News, Funny, Masks, Cognitive Biases, Dunning Kruger

3 common excuses from people who don't vote and why their reasoning flawed, according to an ethicist

A woman holds up a mail-in ballot before dropping it off at Boston City Hall during the Massachusetts State Primary on September 1, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Scott Davidson is a philosopher and professor of ethics and political philosophy who studies the ethics of not voting. Of the many obstacles preventing citizens from voting, Davidson says a lack of information, dislike for candidates, or not wanting to contribute to a corrupt system shouldn't ...
Tags: Voting, Opinion, Massachusetts, US, West Virginia, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Election 2020, Boston Massachusetts, Davidson, Pew Research, Contributor, Pandemic, Dunning Kruger, Mail-in Voting

Doing these 3 things will make you an expert on any topic, according to a Google mentor

The more you learn, the more you'll discover what you don't know. Filadendron/Getty Images It's easy to let imposter syndrome get in the way, but these three steps can help you gain the skills and knowledge to confidently call yourself an expert.  David Mitroff, Google mentor and psychology PhD, says it's important to spend at least three years, at a minimum, learning about a topic in depth.  Build up the confidence to declare yourself an expert, make sure you have the knowledge to...
Tags: Google, Leadership, Learning, Trends, Strategy, Tips, Warren Buffett, Thought Leadership, Expert Advice, Nordic, Don, Oakland California, Inc, Minda Zetlin, Contributor, Dunning Kruger

The Geek In Review Ep. 87 – Phil Flora on Leopard Solution’s New Gender and Ethnic Diversity Tool

Gender and diversity analysis is necessary to the success of law firms .  In fact, diversity metrics are quite openly a common ask from law firm clients.   Firms may not often have this sort of information readily available, due to siloed information and custodial/privacy concerns.  We get the scoop from  Phil Flora from Leopard Solutions about their new searchable gender and ethnic diversity platform, how it works, what it reveals, who can use it, and why.  We discuss what was fou...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Podcast, Texas, Law, Uncategorized, US, Linkedin, Diversity, Karen, United States, Connecticut, Robert De Niro, Goldman Sachs, Long Island

Why We Need Feedback on Our Speaking Skills

There is a scientific reason we need feedback on our speaking skills. And it’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect. In 2000, David Dunning and Justin Kruger published research called “ .” In it they said, “when people are incompetent in the strategies they adopt to achieve success and satisfaction, they suffer a dual burden: Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it.” In other words, when we don’t have th...
Tags: Confidence, Public Speaking Skills, Charles Darwin, Feedback, Self-assessment, Speaking, Presentation Science, Performance Review, Dunning, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Dunning-Kruger effect, C.O.D.E

What I Learned About Innovation From Learning How to Code

I recently completed Harvard’s CS50: Introduction to Computer Science, offered online though edX. Given my role as a Legal Tech and Innovation Specialist, I work with a lot of technology. Gaining a deeper understanding of computer science seemed like an enjoyable side-project. I was partially correct. (Sample code from one of my projects) While learning about concepts like data structures, memory, and arrays is incredibly helpful, I was not prepared for how challenging it would be to apply the...
Tags: Law, Harvard, Computer Science, Legal Technology, Dunning Kruger, Gary Pisano

Why self-assessment of business data is mostly a bad idea

This article collaboration on business data first appeared on Whispr Group. Imagine sitting at your desk with a self-evaluation form to fill out. The standardized template in front of you is there to make your answers more comparable and — hopefully! — guide you through the process. Now, according to yourself, how well did your last marketing campaign or communication campaign actually perform? Ultimately the question is, how well are you performing at your job? Even if you’re being honest...
Tags: Sweden, Big Data, Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Pr, Harvard Business Review, Social Psychology, Social Media Intelligence, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, Dunning Kruger Effect, David Dunning, Whispr Group, Dick Grote, Jerry Silfwer, Datadriven Marketing

Why science took a slow dinosaur to Pangaea

Mainstream science didn't buy the theory of continental drift until the 1950sIt wasn't for lack of effort: Snider-Pellegrini and Wegener published their arguments in 1858 and 1912, respectivelyThis map honors both their names, and their main argument: similar fossils on different continents Double-barrelled theories Oh, the places the mind goes when its cartesian other half is stuck between four walls. From the Dunning-Kruger effect, much in evidence these days, it hopscotches to the curious ...
Tags: Germany, Africa, US, Earth, Austria, South Africa, Geology, Innovation, Antarctica, Brazil, Dinosaurs, South America, Map, Paleontology, Atlantic Ocean, Don

What People Think They Know About Autism Bears Little Relation To Their Actual Knowledge

By Dan Carney. Study suggests Dunning-Kruger effect applies to autism knowledge.
Tags: Psychology, Autism, Guest Blogger, Dunning Kruger, Dan Carney Study

constant doubt and outrage

When I was visiting in Rome in 2012 I met a fellow tourist, an older gentleman from Australia, who told me that he had stopped a pick-pocket on the train who was trying to lift his wallet. He had cried out and grabbed the thief’s hand. As the train came to a stop, the locals on the train created a human wall and forced the thief out, while at the same time calling for the police. They then apologized on behalf of their city. Rome is a 2,750 year-old community that keeps on trying, in spite of it...
Tags: Facebook, Australia, Democracy, Rome, Christchurch, eLearning, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Knight, Marshall McLuhan, Rao, Taleb, McLuhan, Nassim Taleb, Mook, SocialLearning, Dunning Kruger

new year, same humans

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” —Vox 2020-01-04 “And I came to the sage, and I said, Master, I am lost in these dark and confusing times. What am I to do? And the sage said, My son, now is when you must find a reassuring platitude to cling to, and be sure not to examine it too closely.” —@StevenBru...
Tags: Germany, Fukushima, Unicef, eLearning, Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Friday's Finds, Dunning Kruger

Trump is getting worse

President Trump's behavior is getting worse.We already knew Trump was vain and vulgar, a thin-skinned narcissist, the Dunning-Kruger effect made flesh. He may be the first president we've ever had with no discernible redeeming qualities, either as a politician or a human being. But impeachment is here, and Trump is finding new ways to demonstrate his sheer unfitness for office every few hours. The president's reaction to the impeachment process is proving once more why he should be r...
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we are dependent on human connection

What we do not know Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. But they are not safe places to have deeper conversations or to expose our points of view, I noted last year in coffee, communities, and condescension. The difference between an open social network (e.g. Twitter) and a private online community (e.g. Mattermost) is that the latter is often based on mutual trust. While community members may disagree, they respect each other. They are not shaming people in public, as ...
Tags: Twitter, Communities, eLearning, Rob Cross, Jessica Stillman, NetworkedLearning, Dunning, Dunning Kruger, Dunning Kruger Effect, David Dunning, Valdis Krebs, Tim Kastelle, Hinds Pfeffer, Paul -RSB- Erdős

24 Common Cognitive Biases: A Visual List of the Psychological Systems Errors That Keep Us From Thinking Rationally

There’s been a lot of talk about the Dunning-Kruger effect, the cognitive bias that makes people wildly overconfident, unable to know how ignorant they are because they don’t have the basic skills to grasp what competence means. Once popularized, the effect became weaponized. People made armchair diagnoses, gloated and pointed at the obliviously stupid. But if those finger-pointers could take the beam out of their own eye, they might see four fingers pointing back at them, or whatever folk wisd...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Wikipedia, Atlantic, Ikea, Facebook Twitter, Daniel Kahneman, Josh Jones, Jehovah, Kendra Cherry, Amos Tversky, Durham NC Follow, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Ben Yagoda

constant outrage

Many of us are getting depressed and pessimistic about  the state of society, whether it be the big one — climate change — or the many smaller problems facing us — populism, extremism, anti-science movements, xenophobia, etc. One of the biggest frustrations is that the various camps just do not talk to each other with any intention of understanding. In addition, social media — the preferred source of news for many people — tend to increase the outrage. The medium is the message, said Marshall Mc...
Tags: Technology, Democracy, Communities, eLearning, Ontario Canada, Marshall McLuhan, Umberto Eco, Dunning Kruger, Jason Kotke

Confident Idiots

We are all confident idiots: In 1999, in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, my then graduate student Justin Kruger and I published a paper that documented how, in many areas of life, incompetent people do not recognize — scratch that, cannot recognize — just how incompetent they are, a phenomenon that has come to be known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. Logic itself almost demands this lack of self-insight: For poor performers to recognize their ineptitude would require the...
Tags: Council, Start, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, Journal Of Personality

Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Science, Learning, Intelligence, Innovation, Gm, Bill Nye, France Germany, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Fernbach, Philip Fernbach

Philanthropy's Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias that leads relatively unskilled individuals to believe their ability is be much higher than is accurate. They be highly skilled and successful in other areas, but they behave like novices in new areas outside of their skill zones. The bias was observed experimentally for the first time in 1999, by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University. Many business people mistakenly assume their skills at making money are translatable to the publ...
Tags: Ecommerce, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Cornell University Many

3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd

What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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The Fifth Risk: Michael Lewis explains how the "deep state" is just nerds versus grifters

Michael Lewis is a national treasure, whose gift for explaining how finance grifters think and operate has spawned a whole genre, which he dominates with books like Liar's Poker (an insider view of the S&L crisis); The Big Short (a character-driven, crystal-clear explainer on the financial engineering that led to the 2008 crisis), and Flash Boys (the shitty math and bafflegab behind high-speed trading); and now, The Fifth Risk: an astounding and terrifying book about the experts who fill the ra...
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when you're so dumb you don't know how dumb you are

It has a name. Dunning-Kruger effect. when you are so dumb you think you are the clever one:
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What are we like? 10 psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature

It's a question that's reverberated through the ages – are we humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible, good-natured creatures? Or deep down are we wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, vain, vengeful and selfish? There are no easy answers and there's clearly a lot of variation between individuals, but this feature post aims to shine some evidence-based light on the matter. Here in the first part of a two-part feature – and deliberately side-stepping the obviously relevant but controvers...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Sex, Stanford, Future, Evil, Cnn, Innovation, Philosophy, Emotions, Morality, Donald Trump, Humanity, Cornell, Trump, Don

The value of owning more books than you can read

Many readers buy books with every intention of reading them only to let them linger on the shelf.Statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb believes surrounding ourselves with unread books enriches our lives as they remind us of all we don't know.The Japanese call this practice tsundoku, and it may provide lasting benefits.I love books. If I go to the bookstore to check a price, I walk out with three books I probably didn't know existed beforehand. I buy second-hand books by the bagful at the Friends of...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Japan, Happiness, Intelligence, New York Times, Innovation, Literature, Dan Brown, Curiosity, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Don, Stillman, Jessica Stillman, Taleb, Umberto Eco