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“Social psychologists have found that we are overconfident, sometimes to the point of delusion, about our ability to infer what other people think . . .”

It’s easy to recognize “bad” writing, but hard to identify the cause of bad writing. Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker argues that the problem starts when writers make incorrect assumptions about their readers’ knowledge and vocabulary. Writers who are experts, … Continue reading

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