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cognitive dissonance
tension that arises when one is simultaneously aware of two inconsistent cognitions
insufficient justification effect
redcution of dissonance by internally justifying onee's behavrio when external justification is "insufficient"
autokinetic phenomenon
self (auto) motion (kinetic); the apparent movement of a stationary point of light in the dark
self-perception theory
theory that when we are unsure of our attitudes, we infer them much as would someone observing us, by looking at our behavior and circumstances under which it occurs
overjustification effect
result of bribing people to do what they already like doing; they may see their actions as externally controlled rather than intrinsically appealing
self-affirmation theory
theory that 1) people often experience a self-image trheat after engaging in an undesirable behavior and 2) they cna compensate this by affirming another aspect of the self