The British Psychological Society reports on a new study by Ottati, Price, Wilson, and Sumaktoyo. The article, "When self-perceptions of expertise increase closed-minded cognition: The earned dogmatism effect," was published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The research consisted of a series of six experiments. In the research, people were made to feel like they were either experts or novices in a particular knowledge domain. The scholars found that those who felt as though they were experts tended to act in a more close-minded fashion in subsequent parts of the study. Hmmm... perhaps all of us at universities should look in the mirror. Does the level of perceived expertise in academia contribute to a close-mindedness that inhibits the type of learning, exploration, and open dialogue that should be occurring in our classrooms? Similarly, in a business context, does expertise close managers and technical experts off to new possibilities and make them more vulnerable to disruptive innovation?