Lake Wobegon effect
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|What is Lake Wobegon Effect?||629||26.11.2008||Here is a defition from Word Spy, http://www.wordspy.com/2003/08/lake-wobegon-ef.html Lake Wobegon effect n. The tendency to treat all members of a group as above average, particularly with respect to numerical values such as test scores or executive salaries; in a survey, the tendency for most people to describe themselves or their abilities as above average. Also: Lake Woebegon effect, Lake Woebegone effect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Wobegon_effect contains refetences to literature Alicke, M. D., & Govorun, O. (2005). The better-than-average effect. In Alicke, M. D., D. A. Dunning & J. I. Krueger, The Self in Social Judgment New York: Psychology Press. (ISBN 978-1-84169-418-4) Kruger, J. (1999). Lake Wobegon be gone! The…|