n Without Prejudice - Unskilled and unaware : trust law

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



A number of years ago I came across a research article by Justin Kruger and David Dunning, "Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self- Assessments" (Kruger, J and Dunning, D; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 1999, Vol. 77 no. 6.). According to their research, people with limited knowledge in a particular domain frequently do not realise the extent of their lack of skill. This not only leads to them making regrettable errors but it also robs them of the ability to realise it.

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