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Those Who Can’t, Don’t Know It

Garrison Keillor , Lake Wobegon monologues, passim. My paper this time comes from the June edition of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Here is a link to the original article KB pdf. Those who are rubbish at grammar lack the necessary metacognitive skill to identify their own shortcomings. If lack of skill and lack of metacognitive skill go together in many areas of human endeavour, it might provide a partial explanation for the Lake Wobegon Effect. So the authors carried out four studies aimed at testing various aspects of metacognition in the competent and incompetent.

One study involved humour, two involved logic, and one involved grammar. In each study, a group of volunteers would complete a task which would be objectively scored. Unaware of the test results, the participants were then asked to rate their performance in the task, and also to say how they thought they had performed relative to the other participants.

In each study, there was a rough correlation between how well a participant performed, and how well they thought they had performed. But participants who performed in the lowest quartile typically believed themselves to be just above average. Participants with scores in the highest quartile tended to rate themselves slightly lower than their actual performance.

One might reasonably expect some effect like this, since those with very low scores have little scope to underrate themselves, and those with very high scores are unable to hugely overestimate their abilities. As a follow-up to the grammar test, Kruger and Dunning invited participants from the bottom and top quartile back to their laboratory, and asked them to grade representative responses from the other participants.

Then, in the light of that information, they were asked to regrade their own performance. The poor performers did relatively badly at grading the responses of other participants, and then tended to stick with their previous assessment of their own performance—they failed to notice that others had performed better than they had. Those who had scored in the top quartile were better at grading others and, having seen a sample of the performance of others, they appropriately upgraded their assessment of their own performance in terms of percentile ranking—they realized they had performed better than many of the responses they had just graded.

So the high performers seem to be falling foul of the false consensus effect —the belief that others will perform roughly as well as you do yourself. Once they had seen examples of poor performance in other subjects, they were immediately able to recalibrate their estimate of their own performance. Whereas the poor performers, unable to properly detect the good performance of others, stuck with their original inflated idea of their own performance.

All participants were then asked to reassess their own performance in the test. Those who had received training improved their self-assessment, with poor performers revising their self-assessment appropriately downwards, and good performers revising appropriately upwards. Education gave everyone a better insight into their own performance.

Although we feel we have done a competent job in making a strong case for this analysis, studying it empirically, and drawing out relevant implications, our thesis leaves us with one haunting worry that we cannot vanquish. That worry is that this article may contain faulty logic, methodological errors, or poor communication. It certainly would be ironic if Kruger and Dunning had fallen victim to their own eponymous effect.

Which brings me to my reason for coming back to reread this paper. The Dunning-Kruger Effect seems now to be achieving the status of an internet meme. As knowledge of its existence grows, it comes up more and more in on-line discussions. Those with expertise often accuse their less-informed and more opinionated interlocutors of suffering from the Dunning-Kruger Effect. But the less-informed, unable to detect expertise in others, seem just as likely to accuse the experts of being victims of Dunning-Kruger.

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1. As an online discussion grows longer, the probability that the Dunning-Kruger Effect will be invoked approaches 1. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Kruger and Dunning finish with: Although we feel we have done a competent job in making a strong case for this analysis, studying it empirically, and drawing out relevant implications, our thesis leaves us with one haunting worry that we cannot vanquish.

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Dunning–Kruger effect

Garrison Keillor , Lake Wobegon monologues, passim. My paper this time comes from the June edition of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Here is a link to the original article KB pdf. Those who are rubbish at grammar lack the necessary metacognitive skill to identify their own shortcomings. If lack of skill and lack of metacognitive skill go together in many areas of human endeavour, it might provide a partial explanation for the Lake Wobegon Effect. So the authors carried out four studies aimed at testing various aspects of metacognition in the competent and incompetent.

People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains. The authors suggest that this overestimation occurs, in part, because people who are unskilled in these domains suffer a dual burden: Not only do these people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it. Across 4 studies, the authors found that participants scoring in the bottom quartile on tests of humor, grammar, and logic grossly overestimated their test performance and ability. Although their test scores put them in the 12th percentile, they estimated themselves to be in the 62nd. Several analyses linked this miscalibration to deficits in metacognitive skill, or the capacity to distinguish accuracy from error.

Dunning-Kruger effect , in psychology , a cognitive bias whereby people with limited knowledge or competence in a given intellectual or social domain greatly overestimate their own knowledge or competence in that domain relative to objective criteria or to the performance of their peers or of people in general. Dunning and Kruger emphasized that the effect they had identified does not imply that people always overestimate their own knowledge or competence. Nor does the effect imply that motivational biases and other factors do not also play a role in producing inflated self-assessments among incompetent people. Later investigations of the Dunning-Kruger effect explored its influence in a variety of other domains, including business, medicine, and politics. For example, a study published in indicated that Americans who know relatively little about politics and government are more likely than other Americans to overestimate their knowledge of those topics. Moreover, according to the study, that tendency seems to be more pronounced in partisan contexts in which people consciously think of themselves as supporters of one or the other Republican or Democratic major political party.


Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments · Abstract and Figures.


Dunning-Kruger effect

The Dunning—Kruger effect is a hypothetical cognitive bias stating that people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger , the bias results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, "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". Without the self-awareness of metacognition , people cannot objectively evaluate their level of competence. Colloquially, people experiencing this bias are said to be "on Mount Stupid".

A discursive blog on various topics of minor interest

И я уверена, что большинство наших граждан готовы поступиться некоторыми правами, но знать, что негодяи не разгуливают на свободе. Хейл промолчал. - Рано или поздно, - продолжала она, - народ должен вверить кому-то свою судьбу. В нашей стране происходит много хорошего, но немало и плохого. Кто-то должен иметь возможность оценивать и отделять одно от другого. В этом и заключается наша работа.

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Вот бы побывать здесь вместе со Сьюзан. - И, разумеется, Христофора Колумба? - просиял лейтенант.  - Он похоронен в нашем соборе.

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3 Comments

Amber G.
18.04.2021 at 06:45 - Reply

People tend to hold overly favorable views of their abilities in many social and intellectual domains.

Genevre B.
18.04.2021 at 13:57 - Reply

We contend that the unskilled are motivated to ignore be unaware of their poor performance so that they can feel better about themselves.

Travers D.
24.04.2021 at 09:03 - Reply

People are typically overly optimistic when evaluating the quality of their performance on social and intellectual tasks.

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