Re: Brain Structure Drives The Consequent Effects Of Economic Inequality

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:07 pm, #21
by Doctor A
In addition to a reptilian brain, that is to say a fear and anxiety based amygdala brain, Donald Trump exhibits the Dunning-Kruger effect. This boils down to the fact that individuals who are stupid are many times too stupid to know they are stupid and exhibit a paradoxical sense of inflated self confidence and superiority.

From Wikipedia

In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.

The Intellectualist
Donald Trump Is The ‘Dunning-Kruger’ President For A ‘Dunning-Kruger’ Age
By JakeThomas 10-14-18 ... scyjUy2QQ/
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein people of low ability have a false sense of superiority.
The Dunning-Kruger effect essentially says that “people who are incompetent are too incompetent to realise they are incompetent; people who are stupid, are too stupid to be able to work out they’re stupid; you don’t know what you don’t know. Conversely, it takes a degree of intelligence to have the insight to realise you may not know things, and to understand that you may not be as clever as you think.”

All things considered, it seems clear that Trump is the perfect Dunning-Kruger president for our times.
Trump is the living embodiment of the Dunning-Kruger effect…. In a nutshell, Dunning and Kruger got people to do tests, then estimate how well they did. They found that the higher people scored, the lower they expected they had scored, and the lower they scored, the higher they estimated their score to be.
The Cut
Jan. 9, 2017
Donald Trump, the Dunning-Kruger President
By Jessica Pressler ... scyjUy2QQ/
In hindsight, this kind self-reflection may have been useful in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, when mentions of Dunning-Kruger on social media reached a new high. In the beginning, many of them were in reference to the candidate Donald Trump, whose combination of over the top blustering (“My IQ is one of the highest,” he has claimed) and obvious ignorance in areas such as foreign policy struck many Twitters users as, “the personification of the Dunning-Kruger effect.”
Dunning himself didn’t disagree. “During the campaign, Trump made a number of statements that didn’t seem well-considered,” he says, citing Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban, his apparent unfamiliarity with the nuclear triad, and the time he suggested United States creditors “take a haircut” on Treasury bonds without seeming to understand the role of said bonds in the world economy. “It seemed, especially in contrast with Hillary Clinton, that this was one of the least prepared candidates in my lifetime, but also the most confident candidate. It seemed like the most public example of the Dunning-Kruger effect, or something that looked like the Dunning-Kruger effect, that I’d ever seen.”