Why the Unskilled Are Unaware: Further Explorations of (Absent) Self-Insight Among the Incompetent.

@article{Ehrlinger2008WhyTU,
  title={Why the Unskilled Are Unaware: Further Explorations of (Absent) Self-Insight Among the Incompetent.},
  author={J. Ehrlinger and K. Johnson and Matthew Banner and D. Dunning and J. Kruger},
  journal={Organizational behavior and human decision processes},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={
          98-121
        }
}
People are typically overly optimistic when evaluating the quality of their performance on social and intellectual tasks. In particular, poor performers grossly overestimate their performances because their incompetence deprives them of the skills needed to recognize their deficits. Five studies demonstrated that poor performers lack insight into their shortcomings even in real world settings and when given incentives to be accurate. An additional meta-analysis showed that it was lack of… Expand
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