confidence Archives - Amie Devero

When Incompetence and Over-Confidence Co-Exist!

June 13, 2016
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Considering that each of us has just an infinitesimally small fraction of knowledge when compared to all there is to know, it’s a wonder that anyone believes they are expert at anything. And for most intelligent people, the daunting reality of how much remains unknown keeps us […]

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Self-Delusion

February 15, 2016
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There’s a curious phenomenon in social psychology, one well-illustrated by the experience of mentalists — magicians who appear on stage a create the illusion of clairvoyance.  If you have ever seen one of these masters work, they are very convincing.  Their illusion is made all the more […]

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