Mistakes were made but not by me

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The most disturbing bit of research quoted in this book and there are lots of disturbing bits of research discussed in this book is that those most likely to become utter monsters are those who have high self-esteem and they are most likely to become monsters towards those who have virtually no power to retaliate. In fact, they are likely to think that virtually everyone else in their course is there because they are almost constitutionally designed to become a doctor. You refuse to accept the absence of WMDs they'll turn up - see if they don't , and when all hope fades, you argue that there were other equally compelling reasons to invade anyway, such as the need to impose democracy and eradicate terrorism. Tavris and Aronson give readers some hope. Directly in front of the chair was a poster — one of those graphic posters that show police at a car accident and warning about drink driving or something of the kind. Mistakes were made goes into considerable depth on one key failing, cognitive dissonance. Years ago I read a book that talked about a psychological experiment that has stayed with me since. The ability of an interviewer to implant false memories by leading questions is also covered in depth. People were asked to come to a room in a university to do a memory test involving a series of nonsense syllables.

My understanding of psychology was fairly limited, but Freudian, Jungian, Behaviourist and god knows what other —isms all seemed to me to depend too much on a foundation that seemed much too I found this a remarkably challenging book to read.

We stay in a deadening job way too long because we look for all the reasons to justify staying and are unable to clearly assess the benefits of leaving. For recovering our memories is not like replaying a tape.

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Quite the opposite. In fact, they are likely to think that virtually everyone else in their course is there because they are almost constitutionally designed to become a doctor. When I first heard about this experiment remember, we are talking about events that have all taken place in a span of slightly more than half an hour I was shocked at what this experiment implied about our justice system. If only the world was so simple. The most disturbing bit of research quoted in this book and there are lots of disturbing bits of research discussed in this book is that those most likely to become utter monsters are those who have high self-esteem and they are most likely to become monsters towards those who have virtually no power to retaliate. Rather, we're told, it's "like watching a few unconnected frames of a film and then figuring out what the rest of the scene must have been like". You refuse to accept the absence of WMDs they'll turn up - see if they don't , and when all hope fades, you argue that there were other equally compelling reasons to invade anyway, such as the need to impose democracy and eradicate terrorism. I will do my best to ensure that it will not happen again. They actually pay more attention to this inconsistent information than to consistent information, because, like Mr. It is also unlikely that he would think that anything he had done was either wrong or bad. Rather, they come up with another justification to preserve their belief or course of action. Marketing campaigns and new product introductions develop momentum, and any data signaling problems ahead is dismissed as flawed.

I think we or perhaps just I find this hard to accept, because we like to believe that deep down the people we consider to be evil know they are bad. But UK readers who wish to substitute Blair for Bush may rest assured that the argument loses nothing in the translation.

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The section of this book on police interrogation methods should be made compulsory reading. But as far as anyone knows, and as McNally documents, no survivors of the Holocaust have forgotten or repressed what happened to them.

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Because we do not want to think of ourselves as bad people, particularly those of us with high self-esteem. Rather, it is a book that tries to show that we humans are all too prone to self-justification and this is a terrible danger particularly when we do things that are by any definition not things that we can be proud of.

Mistakes were made but not by me

X and the Minnesota neighbor, they need to figure out how to explain away the dissonant evidence. Understanding how we can fall prey to our fallible brains is a key management skill.

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The need to rethink our justice system so as to take into consideration the latest findings psychology presents us with becomes all rather urgent. For which of us, on buying the more expensive appliance, has not then spent weeks kidding ourselves the cheaper model would have been unreliable or downright dangerous? Mistakes were made goes into considerable depth on one key failing, cognitive dissonance. One of the psychological insights that has been messing around with my mind lately is the idea that if you ask someone who is studying to become a doctor why one of their fellow students is also becoming a doctor they are likely to say that it is obvious that that person is virtually made to be a doctor. When I first heard about this experiment remember, we are talking about events that have all taken place in a span of slightly more than half an hour I was shocked at what this experiment implied about our justice system. Humans think; and because we think, dissonance theory demonstrated that our behavior transcends the effects of rewards and punishments and often contradicts them. To answer that question, we would need to know how many shipwrecked sailors have been gently nudged further out to sea by dolphins, there to drown and never be heard from again. There was a time when I thought psychology was an odd sort of discipline. In fact, they are likely to think that virtually everyone else in their course is there because they are almost constitutionally designed to become a doctor. And it's not only politicians who indulge in self-justification. The bettors who had placed their bets were far more certain about their choice than were the folks waiting in line. Like I said, a lot of this book I found very challenging, but all of it very compelling. X and the Minnesota neighbor, they need to figure out how to explain away the dissonant evidence. You support your leader and back his invasion of Iraq, but then you learn that the weapons of mass destruction of which he spoke so persuasively never existed.

It is hard not to think that here is an instance of someone with some sort of moral deficiency, someone who clearly gains enjoyment out of the humiliation of others and therefore she must be someone devoid of some basic human quality — and that lacking is what separates her from us.

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