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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Incompetence and a Game (:

I stumbled upon this wiki page and thought this was interesting

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes.[1] The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate their abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority. This leads to the situation in which less competent people rate their own ability higher than more competent people. It also explains why actual competence may weaken self-confidence: because competent individuals falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. "Thus, the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.











CONTROLS

Click and hold the left mouse button to paint snow. The skier will do tricks if you let go of the button while airborne.

OBJECTIVE

Draw snow under Solipskier to gain speed, do tricks and hit bonus gates. Avoid the jump chasms and red gates and tryto get the highest score you can! Share scores with your friends to see who's the best.

HELP

Try drawing long downslopes with short inclines on the end to gain speed and neccessary altitude (for higher gates).

If you pass through a green gate while airborne you'll get a multiplier and speed boost. The faster you go the more points you will rack up.

8 comments:

  1. Interesting, I think I may suffer from the underconfidence due to competence thing. =X

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  2. Great posts, keep them coming!
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  3. I love the flash game you posted! Takes me back to my Tony Hawks Pro Skater years.

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