Friday, January 13, 2012

"Robert Trivers: Why do we deceive ourselves?"

Robert Trivers explains deception at many levels, psychosocial and biological. Favorite takeaway line:

"Men tend to be more overconfident than women do. Both of us tend to be overconfident, in various circumstances, but it's more a male disease. So powerful men are both overconfident, and ignorant. That's an unfortunate combination."

Sorry, I don't know how to embed this. You will need to copy and paste the url. Please do - it's great, about 16 minutes.

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