According to a study, individuals who post on social media are overconfident.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! According to a recent study from the University of Texas at Austin, people who share articles on social media believe they know more about the topics of the articles than they actually do.

According to the study, sharing a news story can lead people to believe they are more knowledgeable about the topic even if they have not read it or have only skimmed the title.

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According to the study, sharing can lead to this increase in confidence because doing so requires participants to openly declare their expertise. They develop a stronger sense of self as a result, feeling as knowledgeable as their position suggests.

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The study, published ahead of print in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, used data from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, which revealed that fewer than half of consumers read an article cover to cover, while roughly a quarter only skimmed the title and the first few paragraphs.

Marketing professor People may feel they don’t need to read or learn more about a subject if they already feel educated about it, according to Susan M. Broniarczyk.

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