Impact of the dunning kruger effect on psychology students at the university of cuenca

Roman Bunay, Wilson Siguenza, Karla Flores, Luis Serpa-Andrade

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Abstract

The overestimation of individual skills or abilities seems to be part of the reality of the human being, when it has not been previously acquired enough of them, can be an obstacle in making appropriate decisions in our daily life, and can also be an indicator of the poor metacognitive ability of an individual. The study of Psychology, sometimes requires the persons involved, complete by themselves, certain questionnaires, to guide the diagnosis of specialists. In this exploratory study, a random sample of 78 students from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Cuenca was selected, who voluntarily agreed to participate. The results show a behavior that follows the theory raised in the Dunning-Kruger Effect, for the Logic and Vocabulary areas, however it differs in relation to the Humor scale, where the tendency of the self-evaluation with respect to the results from the test follows a direct correlation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImpact of the dunning kruger effect on psychology students at the university of cuenca
EditorsTerence Andre
Pages383-391
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319600178
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume596
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
CountryGermany
Period1/01/15 → …

Keywords

  • Cognitive bias
  • Dunning-Kruger Effect
  • Self-evaluation

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