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May 3, 2022
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Streaming online through NASA Langley

Hampton, VA
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Sigma Series — Why Ignorance Fails to Recognize Itself

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The Sigma Lecture Series, sponsored by the NASA Langley Research Center and the Virginia Air & Space Science Center, continues this week with a free virtual presentation by a social psychologist on the topic of unrecognized ignorance and self-delusion. Professor David Dunning, one of the researchers who developed the well known concept of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, will deliver the lecture "Why Ignorance Fails to Recognize Itself" at 7:30 p.m. May 3. The presentation will discuss how people tend to overestimate their own knowledge and mistrust the judgment of experts. He will talk about the impact this has on individuals and on society as a whole, as well as educational approaches to address these effects. The Sigma lectures are not recorded and reposted, so this is your only chance to watch.

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