David Dunning Defines Dunning-Kruger Effect

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      DR. DAVID DUNNING: Yes, the Dunning-Kruger effect isthe observation that incompetent people, poor performers,don't know. [Dr. David Dunning, Professor of Psychology,University of Michigan] Actually, scratch that.Can't know that they're poor performers.And the reason why is fairly obvious.Often the skills you need to judge yourselfare the same skills you need to produce a good performance

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      DR. DAVID DUNNING [continued]: in the first place.That is, if you want to be good at logic,you need to know logical rules.But in order to judge your logic or another person's logic,you, once again, need to know logical rules.Thus to have a deficit of that knowledgemeans that not only can you produce-- you can't producegood logic, you don't know when good logic has just happened

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      DR. DAVID DUNNING [continued]: or when poor logic has just happened.You're not in a position to know that you're a poor performer.One note about the Dunning-Kruger effect,Justin Kruger and I did not name it the Dunning-Kruger effect.It was named for us.Though we are tickled pink that our names will foreverbe associated with incompetence, ignorance, poor performance,naivete, nincompoopery until perhaps well after we're dead.

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      DR. DAVID DUNNING [continued]: We're proud about that.[MUSIC PLAYING]

David Dunning Defines Dunning-Kruger Effect

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Dr. David Dunning defines the Dunning-Kruger effect as the observation that incompetent people can't know that they're incompetent, because they do not have the skills to judge their competence.

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David Dunning Defines Dunning-Kruger Effect

Dr. David Dunning defines the Dunning-Kruger effect as the observation that incompetent people can't know that they're incompetent, because they do not have the skills to judge their competence.

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