Flawed Self-Assessment: Implications for Health, Education, and the Workplace.

@article{Dunning2004FlawedSI,
  title={Flawed Self-Assessment: Implications for Health, Education, and the Workplace.},
  author={D. Covalt Dunning and Chip Heath and Jerry Suls},
  journal={Psychological science in the public interest : a journal of the American Psychological Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          69-106
        }
}
Research from numerous corners of psychological inquiry suggests that self-assessments of skill and character are often flawed in substantive and systematic ways. We review empirical findings on the imperfect nature of self-assessment and discuss implications for three real-world domains: health, education, and the workplace. In general, people's self-views hold only a tenuous to modest relationship with their actual behavior and performance. The correlation between self-ratings of skill and… CONTINUE READING
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