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Mistakes were made (but not by me) : why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts

Author: Carol Tavris; Elliot Aronson
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2008.
Series: A Harvest book; Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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Two distinguished psychologists look at the role of self-justification in human life, explaining how and why we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility and restore our belief in our intelligence, moral rectitude, and correctness; assess the potential repercussions of such a course of action; and reveal how it can be overcome.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Tavris; Elliot Aronson
ISBN: 9780156033909 0156033909
OCLC Number: 154746792
Notes: Originally published: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, ©2007.
Description: x, 292 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Knaves, fools, villains and hypocrites : how do they live with themselves? --
Cognitive dissonance : the engine of self-justification --
Pride and prejudice--
and other blind spots --
Memory, the self-justifying historian --
Good intentions, bad science : the closed loop of clinical judgment --
Law and disorder --
Love's assassin : self-justification in marriage --
Wounds, rifts, and wars --
Letting go and owning up.
Series Title: A Harvest book; Harvest book.
Responsibility: Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson.

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Two distinguished psychologists look at the role of self-justification in human life, explaining how and why we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility and restore our belief in our intelligence, moral rectitude, and correctness; assess the potential repercussions of such a course of action; and reveal how it can be overcome.

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