Re: The Dunning-Krueger Effect isn’t what you think it is
This is a follow-up to my recent post on the Dunning-Krueger Effect. The enclosed article was sent to me by my oldest friend who is undoubtedly the smartest person I have ever known. In fact, he is humble and understated, so it is appropriate he sent me this article. It may well be that the only thing Dunning and Krueger really proved is that “most people think they are better than average.” In fact, “most of the population is not hopelessly ignorant” and “very few people are truly unskilled and unaware.” Whether they say it or not they really do have a sense of what they do not know. This includes all surgeons….
I hope this corrects the assumptions you may have made with the first article I sent…or perhaps you are still confused…at least you know that is the case!
Jon “JP” Warner MD