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Mea Culpa

Some people just find it hard to admit that they’re wrong. There may be mounting evidence with facts piling up, yet the stubborn among us dig in even more. The reason for this behavior may well be related to ego—a delicate ego, in fact. In this case, reality for this person is distorted to a great degree. Read this plus other essays on ego distortion.

I'm Never Wrong

By Guy Winch Ph.D.

Psychological rigidity is not a sign of strength.
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I Will Never Forgive You!

By Glenn Geher Ph.D.

The evolutionary psychology of responding to social transgressions

Where Blame Lies

By Mark Alicke Ph.D.

Since blame is unavoidable, be sure to do it well.

Talk Is Cheap

By Christopher Bergland

Thanking and apologizing have different hidden costs than bragging and blaming.