Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find

Posted by: Crime

Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 09/29/02 03:27 PM

No Clue, Studies Find
They're blind to own failings, others' skills

There are many incompetent people in the world. Dr. David A. Dunning is haunted by the fear that he might be one of them.

Dunning, a professor of psychology at Cornell, worries about this because, according to his research, most incompetent people do not know that they are incompetent.

On the contrary. People who do things badly, Dunning has found in studies conducted with a graduate student, Justin Kruger, are usually supremely confident of their abilities -- more confident, in fact, than people who do things well.

"I began to think that there were probably lots of things that I was bad at, and I didn't know it," Dunning said.

One reason that the ignorant also tend to be the blissfully self-assured, the researchers believe, is that the skills required for competence often are the same skills necessary to recognize competence.

more at http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2000/01/18/MN73840.DTL
Posted by: Cold Sunn

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 09/29/02 05:40 PM

Haha, i am printing that out for people at my school to read.
Posted by: unreal

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 09/29/02 09:53 PM

I'm printing this out for the guy who thinks he's a better pilot than me...
Posted by: dashocker

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 09/30/02 01:25 PM

da, i also find this consistent with fat people. I've come to the realization that most of them don't know they are fat. So they wear tight clothes and etc. Especially girls....
It's just disgusting.
Posted by: dashocker

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 09/30/02 03:50 PM

Posted by: BackSlash

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 09/30/02 04:10 PM

ya, fat girls think they are pretty and skinny, but skinny girls are always concerned with their weight.
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 10/01/02 03:47 AM

holy shit, heheh i'm printing this out for my dad, hope he'll finally understand..

P.S. BS you said that well man..
Posted by: BackSlash

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 10/01/02 03:40 PM

ohh yes i did didn't i, thats why the fat girls keep getting fatter and the skinny girls keep getting to skinny
Posted by: AlienTerror

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 11/01/02 03:23 PM

lol, pure fact
Posted by: black^Pimp

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 11/03/02 02:12 AM

HELLO ANYBODY HOME ?!?

AlienTerror you found like replying to this topic one month after it was left beside...

huh

bp
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: Newbies Tend to stay newbies, studies find - 11/03/02 08:11 AM

ah damnit, I thought about closing the topic cause it was old, but I kept it open in case some people wanted to remark on it, but since BP feels it's ok to start flaming people in the news forum I guess I SHOULD have closed it earlier.

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