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Dunning-Kruger effect: the less one knows, the more he thinks he knows. Why?

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing”. Socrates Life “in the days of COVID-19” continuously and everywhere (news, social networks, TV) exposes us to people who impose their ideas and consider them absolute truths. They also address the others as ignorant and incompetent, even if in reality, that’s not true at all. This behaviour has been scientifically studied and has a name: Dunning-Kruger Effect. What is it? It is a cognitive bias that leads people with fewer skills and knowledge to think they know more than others. The less they know, the more they think they know.[…]

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