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Self-Insight Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself

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ISBN-10: 0415654173

ISBN-13: 9780415654173

Edition: 2005

Authors: David Dunning

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People base thousands of choices across a lifetime on the views they hold of their skill and moral character, yet a growing body of research in psychology shows that such self-views are often misguided or misinformed. Anyone who has dealt with others in the classroom, in the workplace, in the medical office, or on the therapist’s couch has probably experienced people whose opinions of themselves depart from the objectively possible. This book outlines some of the common errors that people make when they evaluate themselves. It also describes the many psychological barriers - some that people build by their own hand - that prevent individuals from achieving self-insight about their ability…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

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