Self Delusion and Deception: Maybe We’re Not So Smart
David McRaney, a journalist with interests in psychology and blogging learned about cognitive distortions and used narrative journalism to explore these distortions on his blog. His blog posts became part of his book, “You are Not so Smart” that is considered one of the best psychology books of 2011. In it, he shows us how we deceive ourselves using cognitive distortions, and how to correct the distortions in order to perceive reality more logically and rationally.
Admitting a Wrong: The Challenge and the Reward
Why is it so hard for people to admit when they are wrong? Research says it’s because that’s the way the human brain is wired. Through cognitive dissonance, naïve realism and justification our biased brain convinces us that we are right in spite of a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Neuroscientists have observed brain activity on MRIs that confirms the theory of cognitive dissonance.
Elyn Saks: A Woman with Integrity
A good friend once told Elyn Saks, “For someone unlucky, you are very lucky.” Elyn has paranoid schizophrenia, as well as some medical conditions that can result from the medications used to treat schizophrenia. Elyn Saks also has a phenomenal career and a best selling book. By publishing her book and “coming out” about her mental illness, she risked her career and is now challenging the status quo in mental health treatment. Read More
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