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David Dunning and Justin Kruger tested psychology students to see whether the least skilled were also the most unaware. Rich Vintage/E+ via Getty Images

Debunking the Dunning-Kruger effect – the least skilled people know how much they don’t know, but everyone thinks they are better than average

The idea that the least skilled are the most unaware of their incompetency is pervasive in science and pop culture. But a new analysis of the data shows that the Dunning-Kruger effect may not be true.

Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women’s careers

When working from home, women struggled more than men to find time for the sustained effort needed to produce good, publishable research. Lack of thinking time is a problem for all knowledge workers.
Engineering classes at the University of San Diego have started integrating discussions of the social impact of technology like drones. Gordon Hoople

Future engineers need to understand their work’s human impact – here’s how my classes prepare students to tackle problems like climate change

Solving mathematical equations is only part of the job. Students should be spending more time thinking about the human dimensions of the problems they are trying to solve.

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