What is the Dunning-Kruger effect?

We use the proverb ‘epigraph – Mahagarvi’ in everyday life. It is also true. If a person is speaking or arguing over something, very confidently, authoritatively, he does not need to have a vast knowledge of the subject; This may be due to his immense ignorance.

David Dunning and Justin Krueger were two of the first to study this kind of maladaptive thinking in humans. Thus, this phenomenon is known as the Dunning – Kruger effect. It is not limited to just talking or arguing; Working ignorantly, even if it is absurd, is also bound to work with confidence.

The following image effectively illustrates the Dunning-Kruger effect. Ignorance of something can instill in man an infinite confidence. But as awareness of the subject grows, so does confidence; As awareness increases, so does low confidence. Yet, it can be said that one does not have the confidence to be in a state of ignorance

What’s funny about Dunning and Krueger is that this is a bank robbery case.

In 1995, Mack Arthur was involved in a bank robbery. He was not wearing a veil over his face. His face was visible on surveillance cameras, and he was not afraid that the police would be able to capture him. He also smiled at the cameras as he stepped out of the bank after the robbery. When he was arrested by the police a few hours later, he said, “How could this be? I smeared the lemonade!”

He strongly believed that the face of the cameras would disappear if the lemonade was applied to the face. It was this ignorance that made him smile in front of the cameras. The event caught the attention of David Dunning and another student, Justin Krueger. It dawned on a weakness in the thinking of men.

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