Is belief superiority justified by superior knowledge?


“• People expressing belief superiority claim enhanced knowledge on that topic. […]

• Despite perceiving themselves as more knowledgeable, knowledge assessments revealed that the belief superior exhibited the greatest gaps between their perceived and actual knowledge. […]

• Specifically, when belief superiority is lowered, people attend to information they may have previously regarded as inferior.

• Implications of unjustified belief superiority and biased information pursuit for political discourse are discussed.”
(this is an outtake of the abstract of the original study here)
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