"After first seeking to demonstrate the widespread nature of self-deception and its harmful effects on well-being, he
discusses cultural similarities and differences of individualist and collective self-deception, the ways that self-deception leads to poor information processing in politics, the self- deception of religion and the paradoxical human need for spirituality, the kinds of self- deception among terrorists, and means to decrease self-deception."
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"A respected, internationally known expert on cross-cultural issues in psychology, Triandis (emer., Univ. of Illinois)
offers here what is perhaps his most important piece of work. . . . Required reading for all concerned citizens. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
"Harry Triandis has written a fascinating book. A lifetime of scholarship has gone into answering the provocative questions he poses and he addresses them with his usual intelligence and grace."
Elaine Hatfield, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii