How overconfidence can hurt us in the workplace

Do you get too much praise for what you do around the office?

Have you ever finished a big task a work and been greeted by a round of high fives and complimentary emails?

Well a new study out now says that Americans are increasingly overconfident -- inside the workplace and out. And in large part, that's due to our need to say something nice, or not say anything at all.

For today's Mid-day Extra, we have the author of the study, Joyce Ehrlinger. She's an assistant professor of psychology at Florida State University.

About the author

Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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