The Importance of Knowing You Might be Wrong

In 2018, we saw the collapse of a number of famous social psychology studies — studies which had been regarded as the gold standard for understanding (and predicting) human behavior. Julia Rohrer of Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is trying to get her peers to publicly, willingly admit it when they are wrong.

Brian Resnick of Vox news writes:

“In order for us to acquire more intellectual humility, we all, even the smartest among us, need to better appreciate our cognitive blind spots. Our minds are more imperfect and imprecise than we’d often like to admit. Our ignorance can be invisible.”

Read about Rohrer’s Loss of Confidence Project.  Intellectual humility and researchers

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