Ever messed up? Got things wrong? Do you admit to it? As humans we seem to struggle with admitting we are wrong, or if we do, the timing and way we admit our failings often does more damage than good – for us, and others in our life. So what does psychology teach us about making mistakes, failing, admitting to it and making amends? The following selection of readings and talks will give you food for thought on this topic.

The Mindset That Makes It Hard to Admit You’re Wrong

How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person

The Art of Forgiveness

Ted Talk: On Being Wrong, Kathryn Schulz

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Written by Dr Jo Mitchell

Co-founder of The Mind Room and Clinical Psychologist. Working with people to help them know, love and grow their minds. Lover of mind sciences and all things psychology, people and technology related.

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