PRAISE FOR "MISTAKES WERE MADE (BUT NOT BY "ME")""" "Thanks, in part, to the scientific evidence it provides and the charm of its down-to-earth, commonsensical tone, "Mistakes Were Made" is convincing. Reading it, we recognize the behavior of our leaders, our loved ones, and--if we're honest--ourselves, and some of the more perplexing mysteries of human nature begin to seem a little clearer."--Francine Prose, "O, The Oprah Magazine "
"By turns entertaining, illuminating and--when you recognize yourself in the stories it tells--mortifying."--"The Wall Street Journal"
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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Descripción Mariner Books, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0156033909
Descripción Mariner Books, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0156033909
Descripción Mariner Books, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: CONTENTS Introduction Knaves, Fools, Villains, and Hypocrites: How Do They Live with Themselves? 1 Chapter 1 Cognitive Dissonance: The Engine of Self-justification 11 Chapter 2 Pride and Prejudice . . . and Other Blind Spots 40 Chapter 3 Memory, the Self-justifying Historian 68 Chapter 4 Good Intentions, Bad Science: The Closed Loop of Clinical Judgment 97 Chapter 5 Law and Disorder 127 Chapter 6 Love's Assassin: Self-justification in Marriage 158 Chapter 7 Wounds, Rifts, and Wars 185 Chapter 8 Letting Go and Owning Up 213 Afterword 237 Endnotes 239 Index 277. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0156033909
Descripción Mariner Books, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110156033909