Posts Tagged ‘psychology’

What he thinks she thinks of him

I’ve just finished reading yesterday  “The social Animal” book by Elliot Aronson. It is really a very good book. It’s an encyclopedia for modern psychology. Covering a very wide range of experiences. I really really enjoy it. When I finished the book, I felt like I don’t need to read anything anymore about Social Psychology! (more…)

Last week while I was using the metro in Paris, I saw a man reading a book called: “Flowers for Algernon“. I had a strange feeling that I should read this book no matter what, so I bought it immediately on Amazon (using the amazing one-click system). (more…)

In this post, I am going to present Multilevels psychology. The best way to start talking about the subject is by giving an example of 3-levels psychology:  (more…)

The Dunning-Kruger effect occurs when incompetent people not only fail to realise their incompetence, but consider themselves much more competent than everyone else. Basically – they’re too stupid to know that they’re stupid.

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a slightly more specific case of the bias known as illusory superiority, where people tend to overestimate their good points compared to others. The effect has been shown by experiment in several ways. Dunning and Kruger tested students on a series of criteria such as humour, grammar and logic and compared the actual test results with each student’s estimations of their performance. Those who scored lowest on the test, in the bottom quartile, were found to have “grossly overestimated” their scores. Conversely, those with the highest scores underestimated their performance in comparison to others. (more…)

This video extends the ideas discussed here:

Question everything and be free in your decisions…