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Mistakes Were Made but Not by Me : Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell?

In this terrifically insightful and engaging audiobook, renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look at 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.

Backed by years of research, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception—how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it. Be advised: You will never be able to shun blame quite so casually again.

Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Sociology / General, Social Psychology
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Carol Tavris
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 50118151
UPC: 9781511325707
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9883
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