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Notes

  • Dunning-Kruger: pop-sci treatment is that perceived ability is inversely correlated with actual ability. Graphs from original paper show this is blatantly wrong. Potential biases include American culture and sampling of students from Cornell undergraduates.
  • Money and happiness: original studies have a logarithmic relationship. This became interpreted as flatlining which is wrong.
  • Hedonic adaptation: lots of studies. Potentially similar reasons to misinterpretations of money/happiness.