Sometimes I observe a person very competent in one area (say, Philosophy) peremptorily expressing his opinion on an unrelated area (say, Medicine) as if he were an expert there also (and he is not).
In other words, competence in one domain translates into a subjective perception of competence in an unrelated domain.
Is there a name for this cognitive bias?
This is more than mere Kruger-Dunning effect ("Unskilled and Unaware of It") - the incorrect subjective perception of competence in one domain is driven by the correct perception of competence in another domain.
PS. Amazingly, the same question has been already asked elsewhere:
The answers offered there are:
- Déformation professionnelle and links therein:
- Golden hammer
- Occupational psychosis
- Regulatory capture
PPS. Related: Does Golden Hammer really exist?