There are certain common behavioral patterns and effects that you can observe while working with people. Knowledge of them helps me to advocate their behavior, avoid many mental mistakes, and make better decisions. Some of those psychological traps and patterns are especially noticeable in software engineering. Today, I would like to explain to you my top 11 psychological traps.
Dunning–Kruger effect Let’s start with my favorite one. This effect was identified by 2 American social psychologists and professors David Dunning and Justin Kruger in 1999.