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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: Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated, with a new chapterView all editions and formats
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"Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right-a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tavris, Carol.
Mistakes were made (but not by me)
Boston : Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]
(DLC) 2020001265
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Tavris; Elliot Aronson
ISBN: 0358329612 9780358329619 9780151010981 0151010986 9780156033909 0156033909 9780544574786 0544574788
OCLC Number: 1191858027
Notes: Revised edition of the authors' Mistakes were made (but not by me), 2015.
"Updated, with a new chapter: 'Dissonance, democracy, and the demagogue'"--Cover.
Description: x, 450 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the revised editions --
Introdution : 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 --
Dissonance, democracy, and the demagogue.
Responsibility: Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson.

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"Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right-a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong"--Provided by publisher.

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