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The Art of Self-Deception
It is actually our mind playing tricks on us. The difference between lying and self-deception is that, with lies, the person is aware that he is not telling the truth. While with self-deception, people unconsciously convince themselves that a lie is actually the truth. There are different types of self-deception, some being more frequent than others. In addition, each of them has different psychological effects. We are going to explain the four most frequent types of self-deception and their main psychological effects.
Self-deception is a process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Self-deception involves convincing oneself of a truth or lack of truth so that one does not reveal any self-knowledge of the deception. While Freudian analysis of the conscious and the unconscious minds dominated the field, more and more psychological scientists became curious about how those two seemingly separate worlds could work together in the 70s. Later, the focus has been shifted to vision-related research in social psychology. On this traditional mode, self-deceivers must 1 hold contradictory beliefs and 2 intentionally get themselves to hold a belief they know or believe truly to be false.