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Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful ActsUser Review - Goodreads
Although this book didn't actually teach me anything new in terms of theory (but did provide me with many details of practical cases), it nonetheless surprised me. First, I decided to read this book ...
Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful ActsUser Review - Terry - Goodreads
I feel this book was a catalog of errors I've made in my life. Like the author thumbed through my memory for each form of bitterness I've accumulated or each type of wrong I feel I've received ... Read full review
Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful ActsUser Review - Dawn Anderson - Goodreads
A very readable examination of how we become invested in a belief or a decision and then, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, stick with our original idea even at our peril or the peril of others. Historical examples aplenty. Read full review
Four words: Cognitive dissonance Confirmation bias According to the authors, therein lies the explanation for people's unwillingness to admit mistakes, even to themselves, in a variety of realms. This ... Read full review
This book will get you feeling a little doubtful about yourself, and in a good way. It fosters the humility that arises when you wonder whether the grid in which you view the world is not just a ...
Fairly entertaining and very accessible exploration of cognitive dissonance. The authors have a particular knack for selecting examples and distilling them into quick catch phrases that stand for a ... Read full review
Make yourself a gift, read this book! The point is: we all make mistakes. Honestly, we do. But why is so difficult to admit it? The author and her collaborators guide us through several examples ...
Pretty good all in all. From Goodreads: 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 ... Read full review
Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson has been on my "Must Read" list for some time now. It came highly ... Read full review
The authors describe a "dissonance theory" of self-justification. We don't like thinking of ourselves as ignorant or ill-intentioned, so to avoid this dissonance, we try to convince ourselves and ...