A Look at Self Deception

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Everyone is in denial about something. Self-deception  (or lying to yourself) is simply a motivated false belief. False beliefs can satisfy important psychological needs of the individual (e.g., confidence in ones’ abilities).

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Learning to Live From the Inside Out

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The term dependence can be a confusing one, as it’s typically used within the context of substance dependence or codependence. Although it’s somewhat similar in the way it manifests, the kind of dependence I’m talking about isn’t necessarily either of those things, therefore, I tend to refer to it instead as outside-in-living.

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Why Trump's Response to Opioid Abuse is Questionable at Best

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In response to his drug commission’s recommendation to declare the opioid overdose epidemic a national emergency, Trump demurred. Instead of taking the action his commission suggested, he spoke of ramping up law enforcement, in particular working to keep drugs from coming into the country.

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