Are You Deceiving Yourself?

Denial, repression, rationalizing too much? We all do it in one form or another. Here’s what a few experts have to say about self-deception. Cover image: Artsem Martysiuk/Shutterstock

The Essential Guide to Defense Mechanisms

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Can you spot your favorite form of self-deception?

Do Societies Differ in Their Degree of Self-Deception?

By Robert Trivers Ph.D.

The case of self-inflation and income inequality

How to Take Advantage of an Air Crash

By Theodore Dalrymple M.D.

Some people dramatize themselves by pretending to have been present at catastrophes.

Wishful Thinking

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D.

What is confirmation bias?

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