Cognitive dissonance

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  • Essay On Cognitive Dissonance

    Cognitive dissonance is a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. This leads to discomfort which leads to the changing of one 's attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors to reduce discomfort and restore balance. For example pre-marital sex. Being raised with Christian values but wanting to have sex even though it 's morally wrong. People tend to seek consistency in their life. So when they come to a problem, such as sex before marriage, they stumble upon an inconsistency which they are forced to reconcile their beliefs in order to feel balanced again. Where did it come from? Cognitive dissonance was first investigated by Leon Festinger in 1957. It arose out of an member observation study of a cult which believed that…

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  • Cognitive Dissonance In Skinner's Box

    Alleviating Cognitive Dissonance In the chapter “Quieting the Mind” of the book, Opening Skinner’s Box, author Lauren Slater examines the theory of cognitive dissonance. Leon Festinger, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota, originally introduced the theory of cognitive dissonance to psychology in 1957. The basic way of thinking about cognitive dissonance is that it refers to a situation when two or more cognitive elements (such as behaviors and attitudes/ beliefs) are inconsistent,…

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  • Deception In Cognitive Dissonance Research

    Cognitive dissonance (Festinger, 1957) is an uncomfortable feeling created by a situation that involves conflicting behaviors or ideas. In the example given in class (Festinger, L., Riecken, H. W., & Schachter, S., 1956) aliens would come and rescue a group of “Seekers” from a flood on December 21,1954 at midnight. When the aliens did not come, this created cognitive dissonance. They believed that aliens were coming; aliens did not show up. There are five ways to bring back cognitive…

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  • Cognitive Dissonance Theory

    Leon Festinger’s cognitive dissonance theory revolutionized the world of social psychology. It did so by focusing on the on-going cognitions in people’s minds, particularly- dissonant cognitions. His model stated that unpleasant feelings produced by dissonant cognitions motivate us to do something to change our state. My essay will focus on the reduction of dissonance, as I noted it to be an interesting phenomena which can be done in a multitude of ways- the most convenient being convincing…

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  • Leon Festinger's Theory Of Cognitive Dissonance

    Final Research Paper For the final paper you are to research a specific aspect of cognition, emotion and motivation that most interests you. Integrate a discussion of how you see your research findings as significant to your clinical work or the field of psychology in general. Cognitive Dissonance Psychologist Leon Festinger will be remembered for his theory of cognitive dissonance. His theory and research centered on the subjective feeling of tension or discomfort that occurs when a…

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  • The Role Of Cognitive Dissonance In Psychology

    feeling you get when this happens is called cognitive dissonance (Aronson et al; 2014). Cognitive dissonance is the uncomfortable feeling that succumbs you when you act in a way that doesn’t line up with your customary positive image. Coincidently, dissonance does have ways to be lowered (Aronson et al; 2014). The reduction of dissonance can be accomplished in three different…

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  • Leon Festinger's Cognitive Dissonance Theory

    Leon Festinger’s (1957) cognitive dissonance theory holds that people seek to reduce inharmonious cognitions. Like dissonant notes in music, these inconsistent thoughts are very grating to the individual. Measures must be taken to alleviate the tension brought on by the inconsistency. The intensity of the dissonance depends on the ratio between dissonant cognitions. The desire to relieve that pressure will intensify as the gap becomes wider. Cognitive dissonance reduction methods include:…

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  • Theories Of Intelligence And Cognitive Dissonance Theory: Case Study

    Cognitive theories have a multitude of sub-theories that typically explore motivation, decision making and other internal processes. Some of these sub theories include Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, Theories of Intelligence and Cognitive Dissonance Theory. (Cherry, "Psychology Theories (Cognitive, Behavioral & More)”). While all of these theories cover different aspects of an individual’s cognition, Cognitive Dissonance is a theory that underscore’s many of Lance Armstrong’s actions…

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  • Cognitive Dissonance Case Study

    Introduction This study was designed to test the theory of cognitive dissonance. To see the cognitive dissonance it is the uncomfortable mental tension experienced according an individual holds conflicting ideas or actions simultaneously. (JAMES & Leon , 1957) If cognitive dissonance is effect than will got difference. After all of references in this case hypothesis may set for test the theory of cognitive dissonance will affected those student attitude and beliefs and make sure that this theory…

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  • Examples Of Cognitive Dissonance

    I am most selfish in making decisions for my well-being disregarding if anyone else will be affected. This often times puts me in cognitive dissonance, particularly when two of my values conflict when being maintained. A prime example of my cognitive dissonance is my educational/career decisions and satisfying my parents happiness in having me be in a “reputable and high earning” profession. I am currently attending at Pierce, and after I earn my associates degree this spring, I plan to transfer…

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