Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Denial, Denialism

Denial is a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence.
Denialism is choosing to deny reality as a way to avoid an uncomfortable truth: "It is the refusal to accept an empirically verifiable reality. It is an essentially irrational action that withholds validation of a historical experience or event".

see http://pvrguymale.blogspot.com/2011/07/leon-festinger-1919-1989-was-american.html

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