Research Center for Group Dynamics

 

David Dunning

Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR
Professor of Psychology, LSA

5247 ISR
426 Thompson Street
ddunning@umich.edu

 

His research focuses on the psychology underlying human misbelief. In his most widely-cited work, he showed that people tend to hold flattering opinions of their competence, character, and prospects that cannot be justified from objective evidence--a phenomenon that carries many implications for health, education, the workplace, and economic exchange. He also examines how many of these same processes also injure judgments made by groups.