“Psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately — in fact, we frequently over-estimate our own abilities.” That’s the basic gist of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, which is illustrated here through friendly animation from Wednesday Studio in this video version of a TED-Ed lesson. Do you know what you’re bad at?

Direction & Design & Animation: Wednesday Studio
Animation: Russ Etheridge, Ezequiel Matteo, Allen Laseter, Andrew Embury, Ian Pinder
Production: Wednesday Studio
Sound & Music: Tom Drew
Voice: Addison Anderson
Lesson: David Dunning
Script Editor: Eleanor Nelsen
Client: TED-Ed