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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, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats

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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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Tavris; Elliot Aronson
ISBN: 9781780662657 1780662653
OCLC Number: 951155137
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Description: 1 volume ; 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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