Dunning-Kruger effect — in a cartoon?


A cartoon from Jon Wilkins at the Santa Fe Institute, no less.

Dunning Kruger Effect, cartoon by Jon F. Wilkins

Dunning-Kruger Effect by jonfwilkins

(Yeah, I know — it’s not big.  Click the image, go see a bigger version at Wilkins’s site.)

Wilkins added:

Kruger, J., & Dunning, D. (1999). Unskilled and unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77 (6), 1121-1134 DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.77.6.1121

Earlier and other flotsam in Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub:

  1. “Quote of the moment:  Bertrand Russell on the Dunning-Kruger Effect, 64 years prescient”
  2. Dunning Kruger Effect explained, with links

Tip of the old scrub brush to Jason G. Goldman at The Thoughtful Animal.

One Response to Dunning-Kruger effect — in a cartoon?

  1. […] Dunning-Kruger effect cartoon : The Dunning-Kruger effect was established by psychological research: it is the effect in which unskilled people vastly overestimate their own abilities and underestimate those of experts; think of the “government hands off of my medicare” crowd, creationists or climate change deniers. Here is a hilarious cartoon about that…..it has some clever irony. Hat tip: Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub. […]

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