July 28, 2016

We’ve Forgotten the Power of Humility


The internet has created the impression of limitless knowledge at our fingertips. But, by making us lazy, they have opened up a space that ignorance can fill. Psychologist Tania Lombrozo explains how technology enhances our illusions of wisdom. The way we access information about an issue is critical to our understanding – and the more easily we can recall an image, word or statement, the more likely we’ll think we’ve successfully learned it, and refrain from effortful cognitive processing.

With a little humility, I'd be perfect.

Topics: Consumer Psychology, Culture, Learning, Deep Learning, Consumer Insights