“Ur so dumb, grow some intelligance!!1!” On the Dunning-Kruger effect and how you can’t unsee something once you’re aware of it. {1}

Part of my job as a research assistant entailed testing intelligence in control subjects. Controls were ‘mentally healthy’ (I use the term veeeery loosely) people who were paid $40 to participate in the study. To establish how patients suffering schizophrenia differ from other people, one will necessarily need control-subjects. The controls were not told explicitly that(…)