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Today on our blog we are pleased to welcome Carol Tavris, best-selling author (with Elliot Aronson) of “Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts.” Q: Carol, why do so many of us prefer to justify mistakes rather than admit we were wrong about something? A: First of all, it’s no surprise that people lie to others to cover up misdeeds, crimes, blunders and bad behavior – children do it as soon as they can talk, and we adults do it … Continue reading

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