Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me)

Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

  • Engels
  • 9781905177219
  • mei 2008
  • Paperback
  • 304 pagina's
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Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they make mistakes? 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? Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and righta belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deceptionhow it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.

''Fascinating.'' Financial Times

''Excellent.'' Guardian

''A brilliant new book.'' The Times

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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, andif we're honestourselves, 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 andwhen you recognize yourself in the stories it tellsmortifying. The Wall Street Journal 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

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    Dit boek heeft me veel geleerd over mensen om mij heen, maar vooral over mijzelf.

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    LS! Volgens Steven Pinker zijn er maar drie gezaghebbende boeken in de internationale literatuur over zelfbedrog. Deze en Robert Kurzban: Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite en Robert Trivers: The folly of fools. Ik heb ze alle drie aangeschaft en die van Kurzban eerst gelezen. Kurzban is "deeply skeptical of cognitive dissonance" in zijn eigen woorden. Dus toen ik Elliot Aronson's boek ging lezen, had ik de grootste moeite dat hij op elke bladzijde er in hamert dat cognitieve dissonantie ten grondslag ligt aan allerlei menselijk gedrag. Aronson is de "Grand Old Man" van de sociale psychologie. Aronson geeft bijna de hele wereld er van langs omdat er overal gelogen wordt en bedrog gepleegd. En inderdaad bijna niemand ooit zijn/haar fouten toegeeft.

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mei 2008
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19,7 x 13,3 x 1,9 cm
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304 pagina's
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9781905177219

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

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