Cognitive dissonance

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  • Cognitive Dissonance

    It gives the idea that a theoretical way to deal with comprehension the mental procedures of cognitive dissonance and self-attribution, is that both of these mental procedures are self-regard based procedures, which originate from an individual's have to feel that they are imperative, effective, and in control. Such theoretical point of view additionally includes the impact of inclination, because of the way that people would tend to promptly credit effective results to themselves and their endeavors, and also to be hesitant to ascribe antagonistic results to their endeavors. Cognitive dissonance is "nervousness that outcomes from all the while holding opposing or generally contradictory dispositions, convictions, or something like that, as…

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  • The Cognitive Dissonance Theory

    Cognitive dissonance can be found daily in any lifestyle. No one is perfect, people from any social or political status can be affected by cognitive dissonance. However, it is important that the law enforcement attempt to prevent cognitive dissonance from affecting decisions made. Especially, when someone involved in law enforcement has knowingly made a wrongful decision and is attempting to justify it not only to themselves but others. Cognitive Dissonance is defined as the state of having…

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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…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cognitive Dissonance And Police Brutality

    Festinger developed a cognitive dissonance theory that exclaimed people feel uncomfortable with inconsistency in their actions and morals and will work to either alter their actions or their opinions to reconcile this dissatisfaction. Avoiding scenarios that exacerbate these feelings is a tactic used to reduce dissonance. Many factors influence how much power this dissonance has over someone. I will be addressing cognitive dissonance and critical thinking issues related to racism and police…

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