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The Curse Of Knowledge is common among many experts, teachers and professionals, and is a cognitive bias where the knowledgeable person incorrectly assumes that others are able to decipher what he is trying to say.
This has serious implications in the field of education and sales when the better-informed speaker is unable to adjust their content and words to the level of the audience or prospect.
The negative effects of the curse of knowledge can be avoided by:
We retain things better when we make our own version of a learning material.
The Generation Effect shows that actively managing new information may create relationships between each item, facilitating the retrieval of information when it’s needed. Instead of mugging up old knowledge, try to create a new version of the content.
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