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

May 5, 2008|
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris
$20.00
Paperback
Earn 100 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Not currently available.
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

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? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, 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.
CONTENTS IntroductionKnaves, Fools, Villains, and Hypocrites: How Do They Live with Themselves?   1Chapter 1Cognitive Dissonance: The Engine of Self-justification          11Chapter 2Pride and Prejudice . . . and Other Blind Spots      40Chapter 3Memory, the Self-justifying Historian     68Chapter 4Good Intentions, Bad Science: The Clo...
Loading
Title:Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.04 X 5.36 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.04 X 5.36 X 0.75 in
Published:May 5, 2008
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780156033909

Recently Viewed
|