Consonance and dissonance

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  • Self Attribution Definition

    judgment for others. The cognitive dissonance affects the individuals’ ability and proficiency to provide good judgments from a perceived and an observed situational occurrence. Dissonance can be eliminated by being conscious about what you believe in and avoiding conflicts between beliefs and behavior. Cognitive dissonance can be reduced by less paying importance on the beliefs that are subjective to conflicts. Individuals can also reduce cognitive dissonance by targeting the beliefs that are…

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  • Leon Festinger's Theory Of Cognitive Dissonance

    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 person’s beliefs do not match their behaviors. People search for homeostasis, or…

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  • Contextual Bias In Criminal Investigation

    Contextual bias occurs when the investigators uses irrelevant facts to prove the guilt of a suspect, while confirmation bias occurs when they specifically look for facts that prove a previous assumption. Avoidance of cognitive dissonance occurs when the investigators refuse to accept new information that can disprove their theories. Like the arson study, other investigators conducted studies about how much these forms of bias can influence evidence interpretations. For example,…

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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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  • 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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  • Affective Component Essay

    you realize that she’s nice, considerate, really funny, and likes a lot of the same things you do. This has now caused me some discomfort or inconsistency to my precious ideas that I had, better known as Cognitive Dissonance. For this situation, a way that I reduced cognitive dissonance was be to acquiring new information that outweighs the dissonant beliefs. After hanging out with the girl, I was able to freely like her because in my head she wasn’t the nasty, boyfriend stealer but instead my…

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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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  • Dissonance In Luis Poza's 'Arguing On The Internet'

    Cognitive dissonance can explain how effective an argument may be if the argument largely appeals to the beliefs of the people receiving the information. The theory of cognitive dissonance being that when a person’s perceptions or actions begin to conflict with their beliefs, they will experience an aversive intrapersonal state of tension known as cognitive dissonance, which is motivational in nature as individuals will employ dissonance-reduction techniques in order to restore cognitive…

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  • Belief Perseverance

    Belief Perseverance and how it Affects us in Today’s Society Ayesha Rawlins Florida International University Belief Perseverance and how it Affects us in Today’s Society Many people may not be familiar with the term belief perseverance or confirmation bias, but we all experience these phenomena without even realizing it. Belief perseverance refers to the biasness towards information that agrees with our personal values even though they have been discredited or proven false. There has been…

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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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