Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Publish date: May 5th 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Self Help
, Social Science
Just into the Introduction and Chapter 1 and there are already ridiculous amounts of USA politics as examples. Hellooooooooo - the rest of the world exists too you know!!I got about halfway and had to put the book down. Too much political crap and liberal diatribe with not enough substance. My ol...
"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls." - C.G. Jung "Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin." - Barbara Kingsolver Neither of the quotes above were included in this book, but they speak to some of the ideas at its core. Anyo...
Fascinating and eye-opening analysis of cognitive dissonance and the steps we take to reduce the dissonance. Politicians are the easy targets, and exploited here as such, but Tavris & Aronson also delve into personal stories. Several of them held up a mirror to my own self-justifications and made me...
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