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Mistakes Were Made (but Not By Me) Third Edition : Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

By: Aronson, Elliot Tavris, Carol

0358329612 / 9780358329619
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04/08/2020
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135 x 203 mm, 372 grams 464 pages
Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. This updated edition concludes with an extended discussion of how we can live with dissonance, learn from it, and perhaps, eventually, forgive ourselves.

Why is it so hard to say "I made a mistake"and really believe it?

When we make mistakes, cling to outdated attitudes, or mistreat other people, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so, unconsciously, we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and righta belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. Backed by years of research, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-justificationhow it works, the damage it can cause, and how we can overcome it.

"Entertaining, illuminating andwhen you recognize yourself in the stories it tellsmortifying."Wall Street Journal

"Every page sparkles with sharp insight and keen observation. Mistakes were madebut not in this book!"Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

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