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When Prophecy Fails

Michael McAuliff

Why The Obamacare Doomsday Cult Can't Admit It's Wrong | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the 1950s, the psychologist Leon Festinger became fascinated by a Chicago woman pseudonymously named Marian Keech, who convinced hers...

Afghanistan: The Psychology of Failure as Justification for Continuing Futility

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Just like we did in Vietnam, we see the situation in Afghanistan through spectacles that convince us that our victory is preordained, even as the results are increasingly dismal.