Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts 15th Edition 9780544574786
Product Edition:15th Edition
Author: Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
Book Name: Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Subject Name: Social-science

Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts 15th Edition Solutions

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&Entertaining illuminating and&when you recognize yourself in the stories it tells&mortifying.&&Wall Street Journal&Every page sparkles with sharp insight and keen observation. Mistakes were made&but not in this book!&&Daniel Gilbert author of&#160Stumbling on Happiness&#160Why is it so hard to say &I made a mistake&&and really believe it?&#160When we make mistakes cling to outdated attitudes or mistreat other people we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth.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 right&a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb immoral and wrong. Backed by years of research&#160Mistakes Were Made (But Not by&#160Me)&#160offers a fascinating explanation of self-justification&how it works the damage it can cause and how we can overcome it. This updated edition features new examples and concludes with an extended discussion of how we can live with dissonance learn from it and perhaps eventually forgive ourselves.&#160&A revelatory study of how lovers lawyers doctors politicians&and all of us&pull the wool over our own eyes . . . Reading it we recognize the behavior of our leaders our loved ones and&if we&re honest&ourselves and some of the more perplexing mysteries of human nature begin to seem a little clearer.&&Francine Prose&#160O The Oprah MagazineRead more

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