The Dunning-Kruger effect can be observed in many different areas: Those who know the least often think of themselves as particularly competent, while those with a lot of knowledge tend to underestimate their own expertise. A research team recently investigated the extent to which this phenomenon can be observed in the area of media and nutrition. The results are clear: Even when it comes to evaluating a supposedly healthy low-carb bar, people who are not competent at all consider themselves to be particularly competent.
“Teamwork and leadership skills are important, but so is being human in every aspect of our lives,” Chara Papadopoulou recounts the lessons she learned as a professional volleyball player. The former Greek national player came to Klagenfurt in 2020, where she subsequently became aware of the Master’s degree programme “Media and Convergence Management”. Now in the fourth semester of her studies, she is preparing for a career in marketing.
Silke English studied Media and Communications at the University of Klagenfurt. Shortly after graduating, she joined a start-up which later relocated to Silicon Valley, taking her along. Today, she still has a wide range of responsibilities there, and in this interview she tells us how she manages to juggle all of these projects, how much her university degree helped her to start her career and what she still associates with the university today.
Social discourse is becoming increasingly heated and radicalised. Why is it that the movements that threaten democracy are more successful in drawing people in than those seeking to promote democracy?