Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
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Hank Davis, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Guelph in Canada. He is the author of nine books, and is now involved in private clinical practice.
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