Tag: Dunning-Kruger Effect
Imposter Syndrome, identified in 1978 by psychologists Clance and Imes, denotes a psychological condition where individuals doubt their genuine achievements, fearing exposure as “frauds.” Despite clear evidence of competence, individuals attribute success to luck and often discount their accomplishments, leading to professional hesitancy and psychological stress.
Cognitive biases, prevalent yet often unnoticed, shape decision-making processes. These systematic thinking errors—confirmation bias, hindsight bias, and more—affect individual choices, societal views, and interpersonal relationships. Strategies for minimizing their influence are part of a complex cognitive landscape.
The Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect is a phenomenon where individuals trust media information despite recognizing its inaccuracies in their areas of expertise. This cognitive bias underscores the importance of critical thinking and media literacy.