Thursday, 01 Sep 2016 7:00 PM
The IAF Book Discussion Group is an ongoing effort to provide interesting intellectual conversations for members of IAF and other interested parties on texts and topics relevant to the Secular perspective.
For this session the group will continue discussion on the text “Mistakes Were Made [but not by me] (revised edition*)” by Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson. Given Dustin’s diligent preparation last time, I can safely say this session’s discussion will be just as engrossing with him guiding the proceedings.
The reading assignment for this session will cover chapters 3, 4 & 5 (pages 88 to 205). Be prepared, if possible, to present things from the reading assignment that stood out for you so that we can gain a good cross-section of individual perspectives where the reading is concerned.
*The revised edition has a blue and white cover (as shown) as opposed to the 2007 edition which has a primarily yellow cover.
The conference room that has been reserved at Kirkendall Public Library has a maximum capacity of 20 so RSVP early to get a seat. Social time will be available from 6:30 to 7 PM if you want to come and just chat before the discussion begins. We’ll see you there. 🙂
*NOTE* Refreshments will no longer be provided gratis. If you require anything for drinking or snacking, you will have to bring it yourself.
You can read about the book on the publisher’s Website by following this LINK</a> or by going to the Goodreads page for the title <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/522525.Mistakes_Were_Made_But_Not_by_Me_”>HERE.
If you prefer, though, here is a brief synopsis of the title from the publisher’s site –
“Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. “