Mormon Wellness Project: 016: Mistakes Were Made, but Not by ME

In this episode Wendy Perry illustrates the harm that self-justification can do to individuals and organizations. “Mistakes were made, but not by me”, has become an all too common trope in modern culture. This “past-exonerative” positioning allows us to avoid true apologies and taking responsibility.  Through fascinating stories we learn how our brains trick us into following cultural narratives that are no longer relevant. Self-Justification is fueled by cognitive dissonance and we learn how this all works to our good or detriment.


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