Sean Carroll speaks with Carol Tavris about Mistakes, Justification, and Cognitive Dissonance

Sean Carroll’s first Mindscape podcast at Preposterous Universe:

For the first full episode of Mindscape, it’s an honor to welcome social psychologist Carol Tavris. Her book with co-author Eliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me), explores the effect that cognitive dissonance has on how we think. We talk about the fascinating process by which people justify the mistakes that they make, and how that leads to everything from false memories to political polarization.

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