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    Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) Third Edition von Tavris, Carol

    Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. This updated edition concludes with an extended discussion of how we can live with dissonance, learn from it, and perhaps, eventually, forgive ourselves.

    Why is it so hard to say "I made a mistake"—and really believe it?

    When we make mistakes, cling to outdated attitudes, or mistreat other people, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so, unconsciously, we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. Backed by years of research, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-justification—how it works, the damage it can cause, and how we can overcome it.

    "Entertaining, illuminating and—when you recognize yourself in the stories it tells—mortifying."—Wall Street Journal

    "Every page sparkles with sharp insight and keen observation. Mistakes were made—but not in this book!"—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on HappinessPRAISE FOR CAROL TAVRIS'S ANGER

    "Witty, provocative, and impressively documented, this work lights a candle in cursed darkness."-LOS ANGELES TIMES

    PRAISE FOR ELLIOT ARONSON'S THE SOCIAL ANIMAL

    "A rare gem of a book, easy to read but also scientifically sophisticated."-CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY
    Trade Paperback
    Fr. 25.50
    Artikelnummer: 978-0-358-32961-9
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