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

User Review  - Morgan Blackledge - Goodreads

OMFG. This book is relentless. Reading it is an ordeal. A wonderful, fruitful ordeal. But an ordeal none the less. Every page and chapter has been an opportunity for self examination and (I hope ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Godfrey Mangenje - Goodreads

I my quest to research stress I came across a psychology site that supported the thesis of the the book. This may be one of those books, as simple as it may be, that has a profound message. Pertaining ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sergei Moska - 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 ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Having been put off by several popular books by social psychologists I read in recent years which I felt failed to deliver on the promised goods ("Emotional Intelligence" and "Social Intelligence ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Arwen - Goodreads

Interesting work, good book: a survey of self-justification, cognitive dissonance, and the fallibility of memory. As this has been a weighty theme for me, perhaps the dominant one in my life, I was ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

The title of the book gives the impression that it's a self-help book. It's more of a psychology book explaining how people can make mistakes, think they are right, and honestly believe that. A good ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Louise - Goodreads

Prior to reading this, I had only considered the theory of cognitive dissonance as it applied to holding two contrary opinions, the classic example being that of the racist with friends who are ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kellie - Goodreads

You might like this book if you want to consider your own tendencies when you make mistakes or you are interested in learning more about the concepts of self-justification and cognitive dissonance and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Roberta - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review


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