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Submission + - Overconfidence May Be a Result of Social Politeness

An anonymous reader writes: Joyce Ehrlinger from Florida State University has researched this very phenomenon. and has led her to present a paper called "Polite But Not Honest: How an Absence of Negative Social Feedback Contributes to Overconfidence" at the American Psychological Association's annual conference in Orlando on Friday. Social norms, Ehrlinger says, are the reason that we are averse to giving negative feedback. Her research recreated everyday social situations in which we hold back from giving our own negative views.
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Overconfidence May Be a Result of Social Politeness

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