Self and Social Insight (SaSI) Lab
SaSI Lab News

Compendium of Recent Lab in the News -
Over the past year or so, work from the lab has been featured in a variety of public news sources. Here is listing of recent examples:

The new Pacific Standard article on the typical problem with the uninformed is that they really should be thought of as misinformed. You can get to the article here.

From April 2014, three different items:

A comment on people who misplace Ukraine can be found here.

A write-up of the lab's work on women, science, and self-perceptions of scientific talent is featured in an Atlantic Monthly article that can be found here.

An interview about self-flattering self-perceptions in SmartPlanet can be found here.

And, to catch up, by popular demand...

My second project with filmmaker Errol Morris, this time on the power of typeface, from 2012, can be found here.

And an interview with British politician and writer George Galloway about the vagaries of democracy can be found here.

Links to the CBC Radio documentary on the lab's work plus the first Errol Morris interview from 2010 can be found below.

Coming and Goings -
Just some recent news about movements of lab members...

Erik Helzer has moved to Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Joyce Ehrlinger has moved to Washington State Universtiy

Emily Rosenzweig has moved to the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Travis Carter has moved to Colby College.

And, yes, the rumors are correct that David Dunning, and the lab, will be moving to the University of Michigan come summer 2015.

New CBC Radio Documentary Describes the SASI's Work -
The Ideas series from CBC Radio (and on SiriusXM) recently broadcast an hour-long documentary that covers a good deal of the lab's work--from Dunning-Kruger to false moral superiority to even motivated perception. You can listen to the program "The Fool's Dilemma" here.

Interview by Errol Morris at NYT -
One of the more enjoyable and stimulating experience I (DD) have had over the past few months is being interviewed by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. Justin Kruger, too, was interviewed for the piece. The topic was incompetence and the Dunning-Kruger effect.

It's a five part series on the Opinionator blog at the New York Times. Part 1 can be found here.

News Mentions on Trusting Too Much and Too Little -
The Shortcuts column in the New York Times talks briefly about the lab's work on trust. If the question is whether people trust too much or too little, why is the answer "yes?" To understand, just click here.

The work, done in collaboration with Detlef Fetchenhauer, was also recently described in Die Welt, in Germany. If you want to read the article, just click here. Aber, es ist auf Deutsch.

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