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Carol Tavris: Who’s Lying Who’s Self-Justifying

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Social psychologist and author Carol Tavris on “Who’s Lying? Who’s Self-Justifying?: Origins of the He Said/She Said Gap in Sexual Communications.

Carol Tavris is a social psychologist and author whose work focuses on critical thinking and the criticism of pseudoscience in psychology, among other topics. Her articles, book reviews and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Times Literary Supplement, among other publications. Many of these essays and reviews are available in Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using psychological science to think critically about popular psychology. Dr. Tavris is coauthor, with Elliot Aronson, ofMistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts–a book that has become something of a bible, dare we say, of the skeptical movement. She is also the author of the bestselling classicsAnger: The misunderstood emotion and The Mismeasure of Woman, and coauthor of two leading introductory psychology textbooks. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, she has lectured to a wide diversity of audiences around the world.

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