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#1
Wonderful crackpot of information that it is, many have become convinced from their Googling studies that they have the answer ... to everything.
Aka the know-it-alls, and the internet is responsible for spawning more of them, according to a new Yale study.
You only have to check your Facebook feed to know this - the number of people preaching how things "should" be done because they "know". And when we don't know any better, it can be easy to take such convincing impassioned displays of knowledge for gospel.
The fine folk at Yale conducted a series of experiments testing how the ability to search information on the internet led to a falsely inflated sense of knowledge.
Interestingly, in one of the tests, they found that participants who looked up one topic on the internet then rated themselves as being significantly better any answering questions completely unrelated to the topic they were searching.

The illusion of knowledge from internet use persists even "when the queries posed to the search engine are not answered, and remains even in cases where the search query fails to provide relevant answers or even any results at all," the authors of the paper wrote.
Concerning and yet all too common.
"The feeling of knowing is an essential brain sensation without which we would not likely strive to learn," psychologist and author Pamela Pareski says.
"And yet, the feeling of being right is not necessarily connected to actually being correct. Think of how often you know you are right and someone disagrees with you. One of you is incorrect, but you both have the feeling of being right."
It feels good to feel right, which might explain our conviction that we are, even when we are not.

This is because being right is not often a result of rationality, say neuroscientist and author of On Being Certain, Robert Burton. Rather, feeling that we are right activates the brain's reward system, so the sensation can be addictive, just like a drug.
The key to breaking this addiction is threefold.
Firstly, Burton suggests the use of the word "believe" instead of "know" to extract the absolutism. Within the framework of belief, it can be right that "prouncing" is a word.
"A related consideration is to distinguish between felt knowledge - such as hunches and gut feelings - and knowledge that arises out of empiric testing," Burton says.
Finally, it requires the very skill that distinguishes humans from other animals: self-awareness and the ability to reflect.

"The importance of being aware that certainty has involuntary neurological roots cannot be overstated," Burton says. "If science can shame us into questioning the nature of conviction, we might develop some degree of tolerance and an increased willingness to consider alternative ideas, from opposing religious or scientific views to contrary opinions at the dinner table."

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-0000070.pdf
 
#2
Wonderful crackpot of information that it is, many have become convinced from their Googling studies that they have the answer ... to everything.
Aka the know-it-alls, and the internet is responsible for spawning more of them, according to a new Yale study.
You only have to check your Facebook feed to know this - the number of people preaching how things "should" be done because they "know". And when we don't know any better, it can be easy to take such convincing impassioned displays of knowledge for gospel.
The fine folk at Yale conducted a series of experiments testing how the ability to search information on the internet led to a falsely inflated sense of knowledge.
Interestingly, in one of the tests, they found that participants who looked up one topic on the internet then rated themselves as being significantly better any answering questions completely unrelated to the topic they were searching.

The illusion of knowledge from internet use persists even "when the queries posed to the search engine are not answered, and remains even in cases where the search query fails to provide relevant answers or even any results at all," the authors of the paper wrote.
Concerning and yet all too common.
"The feeling of knowing is an essential brain sensation without which we would not likely strive to learn," psychologist and author Pamela Pareski says.
"And yet, the feeling of being right is not necessarily connected to actually being correct. Think of how often you know you are right and someone disagrees with you. One of you is incorrect, but you both have the feeling of being right."
It feels good to feel right, which might explain our conviction that we are, even when we are not.

This is because being right is not often a result of rationality, say neuroscientist and author of On Being Certain, Robert Burton. Rather, feeling that we are right activates the brain's reward system, so the sensation can be addictive, just like a drug.
The key to breaking this addiction is threefold.
Firstly, Burton suggests the use of the word "believe" instead of "know" to extract the absolutism. Within the framework of belief, it can be right that "prouncing" is a word.
"A related consideration is to distinguish between felt knowledge - such as hunches and gut feelings - and knowledge that arises out of empiric testing," Burton says.
Finally, it requires the very skill that distinguishes humans from other animals: self-awareness and the ability to reflect.

"The importance of being aware that certainty has involuntary neurological roots cannot be overstated," Burton says. "If science can shame us into questioning the nature of conviction, we might develop some degree of tolerance and an increased willingness to consider alternative ideas, from opposing religious or scientific views to contrary opinions at the dinner table."

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-0000070.pdf
You're wrong.
 
#6
It's called...being married.

"And yet, the feeling of being right is not necessarily connected to actually being correct. Think of how often you know you are right and someone disagrees with you. One of you is incorrect, but you both have the feeling of being right."
It feels good to feel right, which might explain our conviction that we are, even when we are not.


I'm always right though.;) It's genetic in men.
 

Auld-Yin

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#8
Wonderful crackpot of information that it is, many have become convinced from their Googling studies that they have the answer ... to everything.
Aka the know-it-alls, and the internet is responsible for spawning more of them, according to a new Yale study.
You only have to check your Facebook feed to know this - the number of people preaching how things "should" be done because they "know". And when we don't know any better, it can be easy to take such convincing impassioned displays of knowledge for gospel.
The fine folk at Yale conducted a series of experiments testing how the ability to search information on the internet led to a falsely inflated sense of knowledge.
Interestingly, in one of the tests, they found that participants who looked up one topic on the internet then rated themselves as being significantly better any answering questions completely unrelated to the topic they were searching.

The illusion of knowledge from internet use persists even "when the queries posed to the search engine are not answered, and remains even in cases where the search query fails to provide relevant answers or even any results at all," the authors of the paper wrote.
Concerning and yet all too common.
"The feeling of knowing is an essential brain sensation without which we would not likely strive to learn," psychologist and author Pamela Pareski says.
"And yet, the feeling of being right is not necessarily connected to actually being correct. Think of how often you know you are right and someone disagrees with you. One of you is incorrect, but you both have the feeling of being right."
It feels good to feel right, which might explain our conviction that we are, even when we are not.

This is because being right is not often a result of rationality, say neuroscientist and author of On Being Certain, Robert Burton. Rather, feeling that we are right activates the brain's reward system, so the sensation can be addictive, just like a drug.
The key to breaking this addiction is threefold.
Firstly, Burton suggests the use of the word "believe" instead of "know" to extract the absolutism. Within the framework of belief, it can be right that "prouncing" is a word.
"A related consideration is to distinguish between felt knowledge - such as hunches and gut feelings - and knowledge that arises out of empiric testing," Burton says.
Finally, it requires the very skill that distinguishes humans from other animals: self-awareness and the ability to reflect.

"The importance of being aware that certainty has involuntary neurological roots cannot be overstated," Burton says. "If science can shame us into questioning the nature of conviction, we might develop some degree of tolerance and an increased willingness to consider alternative ideas, from opposing religious or scientific views to contrary opinions at the dinner table."

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-0000070.pdf
Bloody know-it-all! Your lot are everywhere these days! :flower:
 
#14
Wonderful crackpot of information that it is, many have become convinced from their Googling studies that they have the answer ... to everything.
Aka the know-it-alls, and the internet is responsible for spawning more of them, according to a new Yale study.
You only have to check your Facebook feed to know this - the number of people preaching how things "should" be done because they "know". And when we don't know any better, it can be easy to take such convincing impassioned displays of knowledge for gospel.
The fine folk at Yale conducted a series of experiments testing how the ability to search information on the internet led to a falsely inflated sense of knowledge.
Interestingly, in one of the tests, they found that participants who looked up one topic on the internet then rated themselves as being significantly better any answering questions completely unrelated to the topic they were searching.

The illusion of knowledge from internet use persists even "when the queries posed to the search engine are not answered, and remains even in cases where the search query fails to provide relevant answers or even any results at all," the authors of the paper wrote.
Concerning and yet all too common.
"The feeling of knowing is an essential brain sensation without which we would not likely strive to learn," psychologist and author Pamela Pareski says.
"And yet, the feeling of being right is not necessarily connected to actually being correct. Think of how often you know you are right and someone disagrees with you. One of you is incorrect, but you both have the feeling of being right."
It feels good to feel right, which might explain our conviction that we are, even when we are not.

This is because being right is not often a result of rationality, say neuroscientist and author of On Being Certain, Robert Burton. Rather, feeling that we are right activates the brain's reward system, so the sensation can be addictive, just like a drug.
The key to breaking this addiction is threefold.
Firstly, Burton suggests the use of the word "believe" instead of "know" to extract the absolutism. Within the framework of belief, it can be right that "prouncing" is a word.
"A related consideration is to distinguish between felt knowledge - such as hunches and gut feelings - and knowledge that arises out of empiric testing," Burton says.
Finally, it requires the very skill that distinguishes humans from other animals: self-awareness and the ability to reflect.

"The importance of being aware that certainty has involuntary neurological roots cannot be overstated," Burton says. "If science can shame us into questioning the nature of conviction, we might develop some degree of tolerance and an increased willingness to consider alternative ideas, from opposing religious or scientific views to contrary opinions at the dinner table."

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-0000070.pdf

Oh,! I know, I know.
 
#18
Google Scholar only finds 'peer reviewed' articles.

I search it for Arrse related content, the peer reviewers of British military intelligence seem to be Son of Icarus, SOI and Meerkatz, these three blokes know their stuff.
 

Gout Man

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#19
Is there anything more irritating than some Know-It-All contradicting you when you know you're right.
You mean like, er Liverpool supporters.:crash:
 

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