Jon Lund Hansen

"Organisational psychologist"
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Location: Norway


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Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify&hellip by Carol Tavris
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This book falls in the category of popular science. A challenge to write well, but the authors manage perfectly well. Cognitive dissonance theory is the main gate to understanding how and why people so easily practice self-justification, even when they obviously are in the wrong. The book gives examples from all of life's scenes, from marriage and friendship to professional activities, to crime and political practicies. It contains hard science, anectodes and interesting examples from all the above mentioned areas, and more. Both professional psychologists and peope without any connection to this fiels at all have a lot to learn from this book.