The Dunning-Kruger Effect - Cognitive Bias - Why Incompetent People Think They Are Competent

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In the field of psychology, the Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.
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  • TW
    TW3 orë më parë

    LOVE THIS VIDEO! YOU HAD ME CRACKING UP WITH THAT BAD DRIVER CLIP!!! WHILE IM RELIEVED IM NOT "DUMB" SEEING I AM FULLY AWARE THAT MY DRIVING SUCKS LOL! AS DO ALL THAT KNOW ME, I STILL FIND MYSELF WISHING I COULD LIVE IN THEIR REALM AT TIMES!LOL I DONT DEAL WITH STUPID PEOPLE OR LIERS VERY WELL

  • Leonardo Kamuinjo
    Leonardo Kamuinjo20 orë më parë

    Saying that you are the best doctor is the same as a pizza hat claiming that they have the best pizza in the world. Do they have the best pizza challenge. Rick Sanchez

  • Dan Moriarty
    Dan MoriartyDitë më parë

    This is such a big issue. I know so many people that literally got into politics two months ago via Twitter echo chambers and now post ALL DAY every day relentlessly acting like they have PhDs in Political Science - and as someone with a degree in Political Science I can tell you that what they're saying is either 101 level stuff or absolute postmodernist nonsense

  • Brett Patton
    Brett PattonDitë më parë

    As soon as you brought up global warming I laughed at you. Nothing like getting lectured to buy liberals. Love it.

  • David Sault
    David SaultDitë më parë

    Elon Musk? Einstein? Is it actually necessary to do or discover new things? Apple Computer Corporation was started from a garage.

  • David Sault
    David SaultDitë më parë

    These self-reporting studies always suffer from the fault that they assume the people are answering honestly from conviction. For example, I may just say I am better than average in something just to be respecting myself and not because I really believe I am. Or, I may just be being perverse and lying due to a personality fault. Polls are often wrong due to this. The data cannot be trusted.

  • Righteous Knight
    Righteous Knight2 ditë më parë

    Pretty much describes most sjw's out there.

  • Deez Nuts
    Deez Nuts2 ditë më parë

    A fool thinks himself to be wise but a wise man knows himself to be a fool

  • Sanahelinäkeiju
    Sanahelinäkeiju2 ditë më parë

    *Quote or comment by someone who we think was brilliant* *personal anecdote about me being stupid* "Hah, now everyone will think i'm one of the smart people!"

  • ken
    ken2 ditë më parë

    He not taking into account that some of those men who think they can score against the queen serena are racist and sexist, or feel entitled.

  • Peyton Duke
    Peyton Duke3 ditë më parë

    But Williams lost to a man in tennis multiple times. They weren’t even high compared to the men in their leaderboards.

  • Jarol Herrera
    Jarol Herrera3 ditë më parë

    0:47 why the fuck would you.....

  • The One
    The One3 ditë më parë

    Mm

  • Richy Nunez
    Richy Nunez3 ditë më parë

    And why do smart people think they can fool average people they think they're fooling low IQ people really it's the smart people fooling themselves

  • N C
    N C4 ditë më parë

    Serena Williams was ranked #1 in women’s tennis, not in over all. Didn’t some average college male tennis player beat her?

  • T.P.C TV
    T.P.C TV4 ditë më parë

    I appreciate your videos, I even vlog them on any platform available on social media....

  • R - G - C
    R - G - C4 ditë më parë

    Try winning an argument with a flat-earther (if you can find any these days), then try to argue with your math teacher, see which one is easier at winning.

  • Edson Magalhães
    Edson Magalhães4 ditë më parë

    "MOST PEOPLE CANNOT BE ABOVE THE AVERAGE" . . If a a small group underscores badly it tends to put the "average" to a very low level, which makes possible to have this observation, although you are right in 90% of the cases.

  • Vajrapani X
    Vajrapani X4 ditë më parë

    White belt for life!

  • BH7
    BH74 ditë më parë

    Interesting topic, well done on the video. A lot of interesting comments. Could you consider doing a video on "Tall poppy syndrome"?

  • Jonathan Lowell Brown
    Jonathan Lowell Brown4 ditë më parë

    Thank you long time 123 you so go by peace love and happiness my friend

  • reassumelife 2021
    reassumelife 20214 ditë më parë

    Wow I now understand how Trump works and his capital rioters think.

  • El Kimo
    El Kimo5 ditë më parë

    Now I understand how Donald Trump and the MAGA-movement think 😂

  • ROANE STRUWIG
    ROANE STRUWIG6 ditë më parë

    I need to watch this again for all of this information to sink in...

  • James x9
    James x96 ditë më parë

    You are all Non-sense - Earth is still Flat

  • Carlos Deligero, III
    Carlos Deligero, III7 ditë më parë

    Watched this after watching TED... 😒😒😒

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones7 ditë më parë

    I think I know more about the Dunning Kruger effect that anyone 💪

  • Marlon lacert
    Marlon lacert8 ditë më parë

    5:00

  • Rocco Motown.
    Rocco Motown.8 ditë më parë

    Cognitive bias makes brain more gooder

  • Elyk Muldron
    Elyk Muldron8 ditë më parë

    Most people think intelligence/intellect only equates to memory & how quick someone thinks. Yet, how one thinks is more important then anything. Plenty of quick witted dipsticks with a good memory 😂 Look at all the $ grants given towards "geniuses" working on stuff that is still considered a theory & they will rarely, if ever, question anything outside of that box... because that's now there lifes work. If you say anything that goes against what they're working on, you're an idiot, and don't have the piece of paper proving they're superior "a degree" for memorizing other people's theories & achievements 🙄🤔🤯

  • Kayla Garcia
    Kayla Garcia8 ditë më parë

    Never talk to anyone that will not admit when they are wrong or being stupid. You can not get threw to those people. I will admit my shortcomings and in that aspect im am able to grow and learn from that however you can never grow or learn if you never recognize your shortcomings.

  • Jean-Olivier Racine
    Jean-Olivier Racine8 ditë më parë

    "Most people have to be average, because that's how statistics work." -- Ugh.

  • CroshWorld
    CroshWorld8 ditë më parë

    EXAMPLE: Every single person who watched this video, went to social media and informed their audience about it, thinking they were smart, and not one of the majority who overestimate their ability.

  • CroshWorld

    CroshWorld

    8 ditë më parë

    Including me.

  • Cassidy Blevins
    Cassidy Blevins9 ditë më parë

    Well this is disappointing

  • nodoctoryet
    nodoctoryet9 ditë më parë

    Holy shit.....I know nothing 😳. Damn this great video.

  • The Phaneron
    The Phaneron9 ditë më parë

    Think of the Dunning-Kruger effect as bubbles of knowledge around a person. A small bubble means the person can touch all the inner walls of it; that's their entire universe that they have conquered, therefore they arrogantly overestimate their abilities (God complex). With growing knowledge and wisdom, the further the edges of this bubble expand, the smaller and more humbled/ modest you feel and the more you realize there's so much more you could learn... Coupled with a greater existential awareness of the vast void that is the unknown, like, what the hell is your considerable epistemological bubble expanding INTO?! Is there an absolute epitome to what *can* be known?

  • Asfar Wazien
    Asfar Wazien10 ditë më parë

    bruh this really applies to my father, he thinks he is all knowing and shit but in fact he know nothing. even to the point when someone presented a better idea, he would get angry and say “this person thinks he/she smarter than me? they don’t know shit” his ego is indescribable it hurts my brain

  • Haydawg Radio
    Haydawg Radio10 ditë më parë

    i live by a moto that explains this perfectly. the world is in 3 parts 1/3 have a brain and the other 2/3 just alive

  • The Sloppy Scientist
    The Sloppy Scientist10 ditë më parë

    The evaluation of Dunning Kruger assumes performance evaluations are not biased themselves. "Duning Krugers" might actually be super geniuses.

  • A Ben
    A Ben11 ditë më parë

    like Elon Musk ? just saying ...

  • hystereo
    hystereo12 ditë më parë

    I would say there is a difference between knowing nothing but think they do and knowing something but nobody else does and dosnt want to listen.

  • Andy B
    Andy B12 ditë më parë

    Sounds like a typical Narcissistic Personality trait...

  • Emily Christine
    Emily Christine12 ditë më parë

    The ignorant people being drawn with fat bellies while other people aren't shows this creator's implicit bias...

  • Hum Bub
    Hum Bub13 ditë më parë

    The picture just triggered half of the USA

  • リリー
    リリー13 ditë më parë

    So long story short I’m both stupid and smart.

  • STU da Peppahead
    STU da Peppahead13 ditë më parë

    Anyone else just happen to stop by here around this time of year? This year?

  • J Fer
    J Fer13 ditë më parë

    Yes most people can be above average. Apparently you don’t understand the difference between average and mean.

  • Mr. Fictions
    Mr. Fictions13 ditë më parë

    So that explains why vegans are full of shit

  • Lacy MacDougall
    Lacy MacDougall13 ditë më parë

    The only thing I know for sure is how very little I actually know. Next to nothing. And the more I learn, the more questions I have. One of the most important things I've learned so far is that just because I think something is true does not mean it's true. Just because I think I am a certain way does not mean I am that way. It's been humbling to say the least.

  • CASEY Andersen
    CASEY Andersen14 ditë më parë

    *cough* *cough* MAGA

  • Michaelangelo Evans

    Michaelangelo Evans

    13 ditë më parë

    BLM

  • The Tristan Channel
    The Tristan Channel14 ditë më parë

    This explains vegans lol

  • LibertyChap

    LibertyChap

    13 ditë më parë

    Not really.

  • renaissanceman3
    renaissanceman315 ditë më parë

    I blame Garrison Keillor and Lake Wobegon.

  • 1000 sub challenge
    1000 sub challenge15 ditë më parë

    I heard about it it's called 8 standard syndrome

  • 1000 sub challenge
    1000 sub challenge15 ditë më parë

    I only am confident in street fighting I can beat *anyone* *ANYONE*

  • motoenth
    motoenth15 ditë më parë

    “The whole problem with the world is fools and fanatics are so confident and the wise so unsure” - George Bernard Shaw (but I just saw that quote on the web... lol!)

  • BENRAHY WALID
    BENRAHY WALID16 ditë më parë

    If you think ur an expert in psychology after watching this ! Then yes ur correct you have the CB 🤣

  • Leonard Xin
    Leonard Xin16 ditë më parë

    Comedy is a subjective thing. How did they come up with a conclusive finding?

  • John Holland
    John Holland16 ditë më parë

    Most doctors are not doctors because they are above average intelligence, they are normally from a well off family and can retain what they read long enough to pass a test, only a few get better at their trade consistently that is why so many people sue doctors for mistakes.

  • John Holland
    John Holland16 ditë më parë

    Most nascar drivers believe they are above average drivers, lol what dummies.

  • Dick Nixon
    Dick Nixon16 ditë më parë

    Why are all the stupid people in these videos sketched fat?

  • hirokorchid77
    hirokorchid7717 ditë më parë

    Agreed! Many dumb people try to corrupt true authenticity. Good ones can discern good ones and evil ones gather with evil ones.

  • Eva Warren
    Eva Warren18 ditë më parë

    Trump...better than everybody at everything...so he thinks

  • Joe
    Joe18 ditë më parë

    U see I think I'm below average in school and yep my sat and GPA reflect that (I really don't care I just wanted to be dumb and funny)

  • Daniel Castillo
    Daniel Castillo18 ditë më parë

    The problem is people don't know how to say, "I don't know!"

  • Gomino Jirbon
    Gomino Jirbon18 ditë më parë

    I know i'm smart because i'm gladiator in wow challenger in lol 2700 points in chess.com i hold masters degree in mechanical science ingeneering i solve so many puzzle. And i love the anime call phi brain: puzzle of god. And many anime like it that makes you think. Also read books when i feel it is time to read. Lastly i have created 4 personnality to make sure i'm always apart with the envirement no matter what personnal situations i'm in mentaly phisicly and things alike. I'm bad at language so forgive me for my writting but i'm good with numbers . And notice i simply said smart. But us smart i could be i'm really stupid when i'm casual and tired.

  • Canadian Swift Water Swimming
    Canadian Swift Water Swimming18 ditë më parë

    yea ball earthers def have major dunning-kruger going on....

  • floresgt3
    floresgt318 ditë më parë

    We don’t have infinite knowledge on the internet. Hmmmm ironic

  • Dimas AB
    Dimas AB19 ditë më parë

    we should all act competent, while still feeling incompetent when we get home.

  • Mamvri
    Mamvri19 ditë më parë

    I thought there will be some funny comments ....instead most of them looks like university courses. I guess I will have to move to another video...I am so disappointed. And NO. Please don't reply to my comment, let me die stupid.

  • Touch Yosh
    Touch Yosh20 ditë më parë

    I'm so lucky to be stupid rather than being an important and serious person.

  • Clay Asbury
    Clay Asbury20 ditë më parë

    A corollary perhaps: Only sane people know they’re a little crazy.

  • Ida Iversen
    Ida Iversen20 ditë më parë

    🤓

  • Rob Wilde
    Rob Wilde21 ditë më parë

    I heard once that 75% of men consider themselves to be in the top 25% athletically

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    THE SHROUD OF TURIN . THE PENDULUM SWINGS. THE USE OF A DOWSING ROD.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    THE RUN AND RETURN . GIMMEL

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    DOWN IT WENT AND THEN IN A FLASH IT OVERTURNED.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    COLLAPSING THE WAVE FUNCTION.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    EXPERIENCE OF THE EXPERT, THE BLOSSOM--FROM THE SEED , OH IT DIED.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    CONSIDER THE LILLY.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    WELL , DIDN'T YOU REALIZE THAT A LOT OF THE TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN OF SUCH WONDERFUL BENEFIT TO ALL MANKIND HAD BEEN SHELVED FOR QUITE SOME TIME?

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    TWO HUNDRED , TWO HUNDRED YEARS OLD? YES. WHAT IS SO UNUSUAL ABOUT THAT? WELL , BACK THERE WHERE WE COME FROM ONE IS REALLY LUCKY IF THEY MAKE IT TO A HUNDRED!

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    MASTER MASTERMIND.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    THE WISE KNOW THE FOOL WITHIN THEM.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    THE WISE KNOWS A LITTLE OF THE FOOL WITHIN THEM.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    DO WE REMEMBER THE PARABLE OF THE EIGHT TALENTS? THERE IS A TABLE. NOW BRING THYSELF TO IT AND HAVE A SEAT. OH SO YOU MIGHT SAY WE HAVE OBTAINED NOTHING TO GIVE AFTER ALL THIS TIME SO HOW CAN WE SHOW OUR FAITH? YOU HAVE BY WHAT YOU HAVE JUST SAID. NOTHING FROM SOME IS MORE THAN GOLD FROM OTHERS.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    SILENCE IS NOT ALWAYS SO GOLDEN.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    TIME AND CHANCE HAPPENS TO THEM ALL.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    I ONCE CHASED AFTER WOMEN AND KNOWLEDGE . NOW I AM JUST ALLOWING WOMEN AND KNOWLEDGE TO CHASE ME.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    SOMETIMES JUST THE CRUMBS ARE LEFT . SO GOES THE GRATITUDE.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT PERFORMANCE. MENTOR SHOWS UP ON THE STAGE FOR ONLY A WHILE AND AFTER THAT MENTOR VANISHES. THE OLD PENDULUM MOTION , RHYTHM

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    I BREAK SABBATH EVERY CHANCE THAT I CAN GET. AN ETHICAL MAN KNOWS NOT TO CHEAT ON HIS WIFE A MORAL MAN WON'T. THE ROAD TO SUCCESS SEEMS TO BE ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    THE HERMIT DIOGENES ME GUIDE.

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    I WAS TOLD TO NEVER PLAY IN PUBLIC. I DO NOT QUALIFY. GUILT SUBDUES SELF ASSERTIVENESS. THANKS

  • LibertyChap

    LibertyChap

    13 ditë më parë

    shut uuuuuuuup

  • Chris Justus
    Chris Justus21 ditë më parë

    DIOGENES

  • Jared Allen
    Jared Allen21 ditë më parë

    Tell me what web site would teach me the most about physics. It must provide readable, understandable, and complete subject knowledge comparable to that of higher learning institutions. It must not come with cost/trial assumptions of the possession of esoteric or specialized knowledge or principals and be incomplete in it's subject matter. If you use the phrase or one similar too "search it yourself online" or "it's there, you haven't searched hard enough." Then I'll demand your unicorn, your pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, and 10% interest rate bank account as collateral.

  • Jared Allen

    Jared Allen

    13 ditë më parë

    @Michaelangelo Evans How so?

  • Michaelangelo Evans

    Michaelangelo Evans

    13 ditë më parë

    @Jared Allen I guess this conversation is an example of what this video was trying to demonstrate.

  • Jared Allen

    Jared Allen

    13 ditë më parë

    I didn't say they weren't perfect. But that makes an easier argument to tackle. I disapprove and am disappointed in existence in general as it seems that it's based on waiting for others to make it better, while everyone does there hardest to stop them. I want knowledge to improve my life and the life around me based on my understanding of it. But to say something is out there, available and exists while putting the burden of proof on someone else isn't helpful and can be seen as malicious. Where if someone asks where or what something is, it is honest and better to say you don't know rather than point them in a wrong and fruitless direction. I believe many have gone witless looking for something that wasn't there while others said it is

  • Michaelangelo Evans

    Michaelangelo Evans

    13 ditë më parë

    @Jared Allen so, initially you ask why isn't there a free website that has all physics knowledge. I asked why such a site would ever exist ("very high quality" and "free" tend to not go together). you state that it should be a human right. I point out that libraries are government's attempt at filling that need. you point out that libraries aren't perfect. Is there anything that is perfect in this world?

  • Jared Allen

    Jared Allen

    13 ditë më parë

    @Michaelangelo Evans No, just as a Walmart won't carry everything that is and ever was in products, a library does not have all the knowledge people are looking for and sometimes not even in the quantity. Are you someone who is self-satisfied that you cannot believe their to be people who are not? Not arguing or calling you anything bad to be honest I wish I were but I've been hitting too many walls and limitations.

  • Khaos Inc
    Khaos Inc21 ditë më parë

    -∞♡^-

  • frankieOceans XIV
    frankieOceans XIV21 ditë më parë

    It's all cognitive bias, the fact that every single idea that we have in our heads was by and large put there by bouncing each idea off the people around us before calling it our own. If you don't do your own research and read information from books like the dictionary and encyclopedia, books with just information, not tilted information, it's cognitive bias. The idea that everyone couldn't possibly be wrong is ridiculous because everyone thought the world was flat, they all thought wearing denim jeans was rebel wear, they all think that a life without an bumps in the road is really living, the wrong ideas that fill people's heads could fill a library. The concept mentioned at the beginning was the most correct, the beginning of knowledge is knowing that you know nothing, that means the only right answer is that there are no right answers. The room for improvement will always be because knowledge is infinite and we have a birthday. Knowledge had no birthday, so in comparison to the infinity of knowledge no matter how long you live being you have a birthday and it didn't means we, all life forms, will always be lacking. Nobody can have it all and you really wouldn't want to, then what would you do?

  • Fabio Salvador
    Fabio Salvador21 ditë më parë

    I think I stink at every single thing I usually do - must be a genius then. 😂😂😂😂

  • Mufaromuzik
    Mufaromuzik21 ditë më parë

    This just explains people who don't apply themselves physically as much as they do mentally. It's not an illness

  • Grapist
    Grapist22 ditë më parë

    I feel retarded now

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