Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts (Google eBook)
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.
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Could Change Your LifeUser Review - Slizeski - Borders
This book was key to the solving of a four year family battle. It was successfully mediated (the third attempt) just this past weekend, and fate had me meet one of the authors (Carol Tavris) at a ... Read full review
Review: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful ActsUser Review - julie PS - Goodreads
I love the premise of this book, but am turned off by the overt skepticism with which the authors approach every single case study (including ones that involve, say, childhood trauma) they use. The ... Read full review