Impossible Knowledge: Are You an Expert?

first_imgThe Huffington Post:I grew up with a habitual overclaimer. He wildly exaggerated his expertise, at times claiming knowledge of things he couldn’t possibly know — people, events, ideas that simply do not exist. Being unfamiliar with overclaiming, I just called him a liar.I couldn’t have known the word “overclaimer,” nor the concept. The word didn’t exist and is only used today in the world of psychological science. Even so, we’re all familiar with these people who feel the need to overestimate what they know about the world. What underlies such assertions of impossible knowledge?Read the whole story: The Huffington PostWray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APS, We’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. Follow Wray on Twitter @wrayherbert. More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Indian women archery team seals Olympic berth

first_imgIndian women’s recurve team earned Olympic quota for 2016 Rio Games while the men’s trio failed to advance after squandering a handsome lead at the archery World Championships, here today.Pitted against seventh seed Germany, Indian trio of Deepika Kumari, Laxmi Rani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly showed nerves of steel to bounce back from 1-3 to coast to a 5-3 win and make the last eight, the yardstick for making the Olympics cut.The experienced men’s team of Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar however had heartbreak as they squandered a 4-2 lead before losing 26-29 to second seed Italy in a thrilling tiebreaker.Also read: Indian teams advance in Archery World Championships Banerjee, Talukdar and Champia can still earn individual berths by finishing among 32 when the individual section that gets underway tomorrow.Coached by Poornima Mahto, the women’s team on the other hand showed tremendous character after Karina Winter, Elena Richter and Lisa Unruh took away the first set 46-59.The Indian women’s trio leveled the second 5-5 to make it 3-1, while the Germans won the third by a narrow 51-50 margin to make it 3-3.Just when it mattered most, Indians snatched the match away with a thrilling 53-52 finish in fourth set to earn their quota places for the next year’s Olympics.In the quarterfinal, the 10th seed Indian women’s team will now face Colombia.last_img read more

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