Biased steps toward reasonable conclusions: How self-deception remains hidden

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):106-107 (1997)
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Abstract

How can self-deception avoid intention and conscious recognition? Nine processes of self-deception seem to involve biased links between plausible ideas. These processes allow self-deceivers to regard individual conclusions as fair and reasonable. Bias is only detected by comparing broad patterns, which individual self-deceivers will not do.

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