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Why do we engage in Self Deception?

From time to time we find ourselves in unpleasant situations that we could have certainly done without. We may look around for something or someone to blame when infact it was simply our fault and no one elses. We often

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Cognitive Dissonance: The Torments of Internal Conflict

Sometimes. we are faced with differing attitudes and perceptions towards a person or situation which can lead to significant mental distress, to the extent that our thoughts and behaviors become contradictory. In 1954, Social psychologist Leon Festinger devised the Cognitive Dissonance Theory. His book A

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