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Mistakes were made (but not by me): why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts
Book 2198/Completed: 1/22/2009

Author:Tavris, Carol.
Edition:1st ed.
Published:Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
Description:x, 292 p. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:BF337.C63T38 2007
Dewey No.:153 22
ISBN:0151010986
9780151010981
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-276) and index.
Cognitive dissonance: the engine of self-justification -- Pride and prejudice-- and other blind spots -- Memory, the self-justifying historian -- Good intentions, bad science: the closed loop of clinical judgment -- Law and disorder -- Love's assassin: self-justification in marriage -- Wounds, rifts, and wars -- Letting go and owning up.
Subjects:Cognitive dissonance.
Self-deception.
Other authors:Aronson, Elliot.
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