Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP

BOARD CERTIFIED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST • RESEARCHER • AUTHOR • SPEAKER

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Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP

BOARD CERTIFIED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST • RESEARCHER • AUTHOR • SPEAKER

The Naked Truth Blog

The Naked Truth is a blog intended to help us all live more fulfilling lives by confronting our self-deception. No sugar-coating. No coddling. Just the honest reflection of you standing naked in front of a mirror. You can read it here or on Psychology Today.

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To Change or Not To Change

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

As humans, we typically hate change. We would rather stay the same than dive into the unknown. There is a feeling of safety in what is familiar; we are more comfortable in environments and relationships that we are used to than in those that require us to...

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How Do I Know When I Am Lying to Myself?

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Humans are masters of self-deception. We fool ourselves into believing things that are false—and—we refuse to believe things that are true (TEDx Honest Liars: The Psychology of Self-Deception). In fact, we lie to ourselves about everything from why we like wearing designer clothing instead...

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Isla Vista: How Do People Become Mass Shooters?

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | May 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Before his gun rampage on Friday in Santa Barbara, Eliot Rodgers wrote a 141-page manifesto about his difficulty making friends, his struggles dating, and his lack of self-confidence. Unfortunately, mass shooting sprees are not uncommon. From Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut to...

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Self-Deception and TEDxUNLV Experience

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | May 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

TEDxUNLV, April 11th, 2014. Honest Liars: The Psychology of Self-Deception Did I really agree to give a TEDx talk on self-deception? What was I thinking! How am I going to help people see how we lie to ourselves, understand the costs of...

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Luck, Choice, and Self-Deception

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Truth Lies Road

I am often struck by the way we use the word luck in everyday conversation. By definition, luck is something that benefits or hurts us by chance alone. Luck has nothing to do with our choices or effort—luck is accidental. Sometimes we...

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Self-Deception and the Mass Media

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | March 31, 2014 | 5 Comments
Media and Self Deception

We don’t often think about how profoundly the mass media influences the lies we tell ourselves. On television, in movies, and in advertisements, we are fed information about who we should be in our culture. As a woman living in mainstream American...

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