Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, And Hurtful Acts

Author: Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson,
Publisher: Mariner Books
Keywords: beliefs, decision, foolish, justify, made, mistakes
Pages: 304
Published: 2008-03
Language: English
Category: Psychology & Counseling, Health, Mind & Body,
ISBN-10: 0156033909     ISBN-13: 9780156033909
Binding: Paperback (Reprint)
List Price: 15.00 USD
  • Rating: 80%
Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell?

Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception—how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.

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