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"Unskilled and unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments."

http://psycnet.apa.org/?fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/0...

a.k.a. the dunning-kruger effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect





Also agree - but the wake up call for me was that my lack of understanding of a topic biased me towards thinking that the topic was trivial - ie: I was unable to appreciate how ignorant I was. This was a world shaker for me. My own cognitive filters were denying me understanding.


I agree. The impact of this paper on my understanding of my own nature, the nature of those around me and the overall social-political structure of the World is immense.




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