Brain Bullshit

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"I know I know nothing" - Socrates

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  1. Big-fish–little-pond effect – People feel better about themselves when they're more obviously superior
  2. Cognitive dissonance – Psychological stress resulting from multiple contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values held at the same time
  3. Curse of knowledge – Cognitive bias of assuming that others have the same background to understand
  4. Four stages of competence – Learning model relating the psychological states in progressing from incompetence to competence in a skill
  5. Grandiose delusions – Subtype of delusion
  6. Hanlon's razor – Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity
  7. Hubris – Extreme pride or overconfidence, often in combination with arrogance
  8. Illusory superiority – Overestimating one's abilities and qualifications; a cognitive bias
  9. Impostor syndrome – Psychological pattern of doubting one's accomplishments and fearing being exposed as a "fraud"
  10. Narcissism – Personality trait of self-love of a fake perfect self
  11. Narcissistic personality disorder – Personality disorder that involves an excessive preoccupation with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity.
  12. Not even wrong – Based on invalid reasoning or premises that cannot be proved or disproved
  13. Optimism bias – Cognitive bias that causes someone to believe that they themselves are less likely to experience a negative event
  14. Overconfidence effect – Bias in which a person's subjective confidence in their judgment is greater than the objective accuracy of those judgments
  15. Peter principle – Concept that people in a hierarchy are promoted until no longer competent
  16. Self-deception – Pretense of virtue; failure to follow one’s own expressed moral principles
  17. Self-efficacy – Psychology concept
  18. Self-serving bias – Distortion to enhance self-esteem, or to see oneself overly favorably
  19. Superiority complex – Psychological defense mechanism articulated by Alfred Adler
  20. True self and false self – Psychological concepts often used in connection with narcissism
  21. Ultracrepidarianism – Giving opinions on topics poorly understood
  22. Law of triviality – Focusing on what is irrelevant but easy to understand