In a 1989 international study of 13-year-olds, Koreans finished first in mathematics and Americans finished last.
Yet when asked whether they thought they were "good at mathematics," only 23 percent of Koreans said "yes," compared to 68 percent of Americans.
Egocentrism is self-centered thinking. Chapter 1 discusses two major forms of egocentrism: self-interested thinking and self-serving bias.
Which form of egocentrism do the American students exhibit: self-interested thinking or self-serving bias?