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Entry from August 09, 2018
“I used to be an expert in the Dunning-Kruger effect. Then I started to learn more about it”

The Dunning-Kruger effect describes a cognitive bias in which people of low ability assess their abilities to be greater than they actually are. There have been several jokes about it.

“About to go hear a lecture on the Dunning-Kruger Effect. I’m sure I know more about it than they do” was posted on Twitter by Dennis Waters on March 20, 2012. “I only have a loose grasp on what the Dunning–Kruger effect is but I’m pretty sure I know more about it than most people” was posted on Twitter by Brian “The Alabama Slamma” Rubinow on September 3, 2014. “I used to be an expert in the Dunning-Kruger effect. Then I started to learn more about it” was posted on Reddit—Dad Jokes on August 9, 2018.


Wikipedia: Dunning-Kruger effect
In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability; without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence. On the other hand, people of high ability incorrectly assume that tasks that are easy for them are also easy for other people.

Twitter
Dennis Waters
@dpwaters
About to go hear a lecture on the Dunning-Kruger Effect. I’m sure I know more about it than they do.
10:33 AM - 30 Mar 2012

Twitter
foonix
@foonix
I am pretty sure after reading the wikipedia article on Dunning–Kruger effect that I know more about it than most people.
12:12 AM - 28 Jul 2012

Twitter
Brian “The Alabama Slamma” Rubinow 🌹
@brubinow
I only have a loose grasp on what the Dunning–Kruger effect is but I’m pretty sure I know more about it than most people.
1:01 PM - 3 Sep 2014

Twitter
GoodFoot Sketch
@goodfootsketch
We only have a loose grasp on what the Dunning–Kruger effect is but we’re pretty sure we know more about it than most people.
5:01 PM - 8 Apr 2016

Twitter
Tim McGrail
@tim_mcgrail
I heard about the dunning kruger effect on this week’s @ThisAmerLife and now I’m confident that I know more about it than 80% of my peers.
4:32 PM - 25 Apr 2016

Twitter
mudflap
@rasclat_john
I haven’t researched the Dunning-Kruger effect but I still know more about it than most people
7:49 PM - 24 Dec 2017

Twitter
Skeptical Medicine
@SkepMedicine
I used to think that I knew all there was to know about the Dunning-Kruger effect. But then I began reading more and more about it. Now I am not so sure.
12:46 PM - 1 Jun 2018

Reddit—Dad Jokes
I used to be an expert in the Dunning-Kruger effect. (self.dadjokes)
submitted August 9, 2018 by porichoygupto
Then I started to learn more about it.

Twitter
Manley
@LordManley
I used to be a bit of an expert on the Dunning Kruger effect, but I have learned a bit more about it since then.
7:33 AM - 9 Aug 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, August 09, 2018 • Permalink