#TrueOrFalse: Ego Depletion

Ego Depletion refers to the idea that our willpower is a finite resource that can be depleted over a period of time. Popularized by Roy Baumeister, this depletion happens when we utilize any available willpower on one task resulting in the inability to implement the same level of self-control, or good decision-making, on other upcoming, unrelated tasks. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: Ego Depletion

#TrueOrFalse: Dunning-Kruger Effect

This cognitive bias refers to the Dunning-Kruger effect and refers to people who appear incompetent at a task but rate themselves as high performers out of ignorance. This bias was hypothesized by psychologists Justin Kruger and David Dunning after a study was conducted by testing students in areas of humor, grammar and logic and then comparing how well these students thought they did, with the actual results of the tests. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: Dunning-Kruger Effect