L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Why aren’t there more people studying the science behind stupidity? Nautilus | Brian Gallagher Bertrand Russell’s quip prefigured the scientific discovery of a cognitive bias—the Dunning–Kruger effect—that has been so resonant that it has penetrated popular culture. Photo from Wikicommons. On this past International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I reread a bit of Bertrand Russell. In …

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Studying can feel like a drag because the reward is distant and difficult to visualize. But you can change that. Scott Young Studying is an unpleasant task for most people. Students procrastinate on preparing for an exam until a last minute cram. Professionals avoid taking the training they need to get ahead in their profession. …

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