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Professor Justin Kruger's joint research on competence and self-assessments is featured

Excerpt from New York Magazine -- "Dunning, a social psychologist, is one of the lead authors of 'Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties In Recognizing One’s Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments,' an article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology based on the results of a study he and a student, Justin Kruger, conducted at Cornell in 1999. As the title suggests, what they found was the existence of a cognitive bias in which the less able people are, the more likely they are to overestimate their abilities."

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