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Why it’s so hard to admit you’re wrong, according to science

You can chalk up that niggling feeling you get when you’re wrong to cognitive dissonance, Wong writes. According to Wong, cognitive dissonance is “the stress we experience when we hold two contradictory thoughts, beliefs, opinions, or attitudes.” As Carol Tavris, co-author of “Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me),” puts it, “Cognitive dissonance is what […]

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