Self Deception

The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Outsmart Your Own Mind

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After exploring self-delusion in his book and blog "You Are Not So Smart," David McRaney, journalist and self-described "psychology nerd," focuses on how to get past ourselves and outsmart our own minds in You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself.



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The Takeaway

The Truth Behind Self-Deception

Monday, August 06, 2012

A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine found that Americans finds that a great majority of Americans are deceiving themselves when it comes to weight gain, but it turns out that self-deception is a fairly common phenomenon.

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Lying to Ourselves

Monday, March 10, 2008

Can we lie to ourselves? If you are the liar, wouldn't you know the truth? In this segment, we explore the confusing and contradictory idea of self-deception. We go back to the early 70s, when psychiatrists Harold Sackeim and Ruben Gur came up with a set of embarrassing questions that ...

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