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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: London : Pinter & Martin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. This title provides an explanation of self-deception - how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Tavris; Elliot Aronson
ISBN: 9781905177219 1905177216
OCLC Number: 225447719
Description: x, 292 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Knaves, Fools, Villains, and Hypocrites: How Do They Live with Themselves? Cognitive Dissonance: The Engine of Self-justificationPride and Prejudice... and Other Blind SpotsMemory, the Self-justifying HistorianGood Intentions, Bad Science: The Closed Loop of Clinical JudgmentLaw and Disorder Love's Assassin: Self-justification in MarriageWounds, Rifts, and WarsLetting Go and Owning UpAfterwordEndnotes Index
Responsibility: Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson.

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"By turns entertaining, illuminating and - when you recognise yourself in the stories it tells - mortifying." The Wall Street Journal

 
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