Psychology

Do You Really Know What You Think You Do?

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Would you be able to explain what ultra-lipids are? What about a retroplex? If your answer is yes, you're wrong—those are made-up terms. A psychology study used them to figure out how many people would pretend they knew things they didn't. That's a phenomenon known as overclaiming, and it shows that people are very bad at determining what they don't know. Learn more about the idea in the video below.

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Do You Really Know What You Think You Do?

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