Amber Parkin

What is the Dunning–Kruger effect?

Explore the Dunning-Kruger Effect: understanding why less skilled individuals often overestimate their abilities and the importance of self-awareness. For example: Studies have found that less experienced drivers overestimate their driving abilities. For example, a new driver might believe that they are excellent and take risks a more experienced driver would avoid. This overconfidence can lead […]

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New frontiers

Guess who’s back, back again… The last time we met, dear reader, was a warm, endless, globe-trotting, city-hopping summer in another decade. Today, I write from my living room in East London, where I have been watching the world go by as the UK edges past two months in lockdown. What better time than now

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Critical Linking — 07 July

🍕 What does randomness look like? Featuring glow-worms from the Waitomo caves. LINK 🇬🇧 Photos of London in the Blitz. LINK 🌲 A quest to get inside Britain’s biggest weed greenhouse…The UK is the world’s biggest exporter of cannabis-derived medicines. LINK 🧠 The ultimate psychology reading list via the BPS. LINK 🦒 “The reputation laundering firm that ruined its own reputation. ” A fascinating collapse

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A few nights ago, while sitting in a pub with my ex-partner (and dear friend), a stranger asked if ‘we had children’. The ‘we’ he referred to had been together more than seven years but had never considered children… I could only blink and point at the dog. Without missing a beat, the man continued, “So,

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