Join us for "Overconfidence­ and the Frailty of Knowledge"

OverconfidenceWhile self-confidence is a prized human attribute, too much confidence can be obnoxious, pernicious, and even deadly. This audience-participation skeptalk will present a simple 10-question quiz to measure an important aspect of individual self-confidence. With analysis and discussion of these measurements, audience members will be better able to calibrate properly their personal levels of self-confidence. The ultimate goal will be a "healthier skepticism" toward one's own depth of knowledge about the world.

Presented in collaboration with the Bay Area Skeptics <http://www.baskeptics.org>

WHAT: Overconfidence and the Frailty of Knowledge
WHO: Dr. Marilin Colon, Lecturer in Psychology, Cal State East Bay,
Tucker Hiatt, Visiting Scholar in Chemistry, Stanford
WHEN: 7:30 PM, Wednesday, January 16, 2013
WHERE: La Peña Lounge, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
ADMISSION: FREE

Please consider making a donation to Wonderfest to help us promote science. Even a modest gift will make more events like this possible.

http://wonderfest.org

Join or login to comment.

  • Tucker H.

    I'm more than a little biased, but I LOVE the images that Eric Yao finds (and often creates) to illustrate these Wonderfest Science meetup announcements!

    1 · December 27, 2012

50 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy