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SkepTalk: Overconfidence & the Frailty of Knowledge | Berkeley

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations requested

La Peña Cultural Center | 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Event Details

While 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.

This skeptalk is co-presented by Dr. Marilin Colon, Lecturer in Psychology, Cal State East Bay and Tucker Hiatt, Visiting Scholar in Chemistry, Stanford with Wonderfest, the Bay Area Beacon of Science.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Donations requested
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA