A cartoon from Jon Wilkins at the Santa Fe Institute, no less.
(Yeah, I know — it’s not big. Click the image, go see a bigger version at Wilkins’s site.)
Kruger, J., & Dunning, D. (1999). Unskilled and unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing one’s own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77 (6), 1121-1134 DOI: 10.1037/0022-35220.127.116.111
Earlier and other flotsam in Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub:
- “Quote of the moment: Bertrand Russell on the Dunning-Kruger Effect, 64 years prescient”
- Dunning Kruger Effect explained, with links
Tip of the old scrub brush to Jason G. Goldman at The Thoughtful Animal.
[…] Jon Wilkins’ cartoon on Dunning Kruger effect […]
Please note Prof. Wilkins moved his website (though the cartoon remains at the old site).
New site: http://jonfwilkins.com
[…] Dunning-Kruger effect cartoon : The Dunning-Kruger effect was established by psychological research: it is the effect in which unskilled people vastly overestimate their own abilities and underestimate those of experts; think of the “government hands off of my medicare” crowd, creationists or climate change deniers. Here is a hilarious cartoon about that…..it has some clever irony. Hat tip: Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub. […]