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The Rock & Roll Shrink Radio Show Ep. 73 The Dunning-Kruger Effect Pt. 2 of 2

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Tonight’s show is called, “The Dunning-Kruger Effect.” (Pt. 2 of 2)

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a relatively newly recognized 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.

Dunning-Kruger itself is not in the DSM-V as a formal disorder, but we will discuss tonight how it does relate to some behavior and cognition issues that are.

Last show we discussed:
Studies and other psychology history leading to the codification of this disorder.

Tonight, we will discuss:
Dunning-Kruger viewed professionally, and how to know if you may have it
What can be done if you do have it, or are close to someone who does

We'll start off the evening with some topic-relevant Classic Rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by Classic Rock trivia in "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls," followed by our topic discussion.

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