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Are defensive mechanisms intellectual "tricks" that we all use to save face?



This question is part of Final Practice Test - Critical Thinking
Asked by Rtyrrell, Last updated: Jul 10, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Dec 31, 2016

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One example is rationalization. We often rationalize decisions that we know, deep down, are wrong. Students may say: Oh, its okay to cheat on a paper. After all, it doesnt really hurt anyone. That argument is an attempt to make a false idea sound rational; thus, rationalization.
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