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Feeling Like An Expert Has An Ironic Effect On Your Actual Knowledge

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Think you’re an expert on biology, literature, philosophy or anything else? Read on…

 

‘Know-it-alls’ don’t know as much as they think, new research finds.

The more people think they know about a topic, the more likely they are to claim that totally made-up facts are true, psychologists have found.

In the study, 100 people were given a general knowledge quiz about personal finance.

They were also shown a list of financial terms which were mostly real.

Mostly. But not all.

In fact, three terms were made up: ‘pre-rated stocks’, ‘fixed-rate deduction’ and ‘annualized credit’.

People who thought they were financial experts were more likely to claim they knew all about these three totally bogus terms.

– See more at: http://www.spring.org.uk/2015/07/feeling-like-an-expert-has-an-ironic-effect-on-your-actual-knowledge.php#sthash.YxhbU5ve.dpuf

See on spring.org.uk



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