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Advice Goddess Radio: Amy Alkon/Dr. Carol Tavris

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Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio -- "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in therapy and research.

My guest this week is social psychologist Dr. Carol Tavris, talking about how we deceive ourselves in the face of mistakes in order to prop up our self-worth — making an even greater mess of our lives, relationships, and social relationships.

Understanding cognitive dissonance and the self-justification we use to mop up after it is the best way to avoid behaving in ways that are dumb, painful and morally wrong. And that's what we'll be doing on this show.
Her book, co-authored with Dr. Elliot Aronson, is one of my favorites: Mistakes Were Made (but not by ME): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts.
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