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Psychology

The Dunning-Kruger Snap

This is a short post, which assumes you are already familiar with the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Simply put, the Dunning-Kruger Snap is a double realisation; part direct and part meta. The first part of the realisation is driven by tipping your knowledge past a precipice that triggers an epiphany of how little you know. It’s when […]

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Psychology

Harnessing the Positive Side of the Dunning Kruger Effect

I jotted an article recently about The Dreyfus Model and The Dunning Kruger Effect. In that article I spoke about how The Dreyfus Model is being mistakenly applied to the role of “programmer” rather than to each individual skill. This time round, I’m going to talk about harnessing the positive powers of The Dunning Kruger […]

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Programming Psychology

The Dreyfus Model Mistake in Software Development

I have recently been reading in more detail about The Dreyfus Model, which was originally based on a study of how students acquire skills. This model is often used to describe software development, very often alongside the Dunning-Kruger effect, but in our enthusiasm to apply these studies to software development, we have made a fundamental […]