cognitive dissonance


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cognitive dissonance

n. Psychology
The psychological tension that occurs when one holds mutually exclusive beliefs or attitudes and that often motivates people to modify their thoughts or behaviors in order to reduce the tension.

cognitive dissonance

n
(Psychology) psychol an uncomfortable mental state resulting from conflicting cognitions; usually resolved by changing some of the cognitions

cog′nitive dis′sonance


n.
anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one likes a person but disapproves of one of his or her habits.
Translations
kognitive Dissonanz
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Research studies about hazing from the modern upper-class boarding schools of England to the gangs in the slums of South Africa were instrumental in creating the theory of cognitive dissonance first proposed by American social psychologist Leon Festinger.
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Cognitive dissonance is when thoughts and attitudes do not match behaviors.
The answer lies in Leon Festinger's famous work on a psychological phenomenon called cognitive dissonance.
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