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    Cognitive Dissonance Julie Cortez-Knapp Week 2 Assignment 2 Week 2 M.Hufnagel Cognitive Dissonance We are all customers. We all purchase items every day out of need or desire. Every day we are marketed to. We are satisfied with our purchases and have no regrets‚ most of the time. Other times‚ we purchase high risk items like computers or cars. The higher risk items bring higher chances of cognitive dissonance aka buyers’ remorse. There is cultural‚ social

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    Psych Cognitive Dissonance Cognitive dissonance theory has been around since the late fifties. It has inspired many psychologists to figure out the murky depths of people’s minds. The theory relates strongly to decision making‚ social phenomenons and mental angst. Many paradigms exist within cognitive dissonance. Two important paradigms are the Belief Disconfirmation paradigm and the Free Choice paradigm. There are several experiments that have been studied that relate to cognitive dissonance‚ including

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    The theory of cognitive dissonance By Adam Kowol Contents: 1. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................... 2 2. FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES........................................... 2 3. MAJOR COGNITIVE DISSONANCE PHENOMENA ...................................... 4 4. REVISIONS AND ALTERNATIVE INTERPRETATIONS .............................. 9 5. TENTATIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE THEORY...........

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    second semester student of the ‘Mass Communication & Journalism’ department. Although it is very early‚ I have learnt lots of things about communication & related to communication from our classes. One of the things is ‘Cognitive Dissonance’. COGNITIVE DISSONANCE Aesop tells a story (‘The Fox & the Grapes’; the source of the phrase ‘sour grapes’) about a fox that tried in vain to reach a cluster of grapes hanging from a vine high above his head. The fox jumped high to grasp the grapes

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    Cognitive Dissonance Cognitive dissonance is having a thought‚ idea‚ attitude‚ or belief that seems to be out of tune. Cognitive dissonance tends to result in different ways based on the situation that it occurs in. If a person is forced to say an opinion that differs from their own‚ they experience an out of tune feeling. In Roger Hock’s book “Forty Studies that Changed Psychology‚” he recognizes the study of cognitive dissonance performed by Leon Festinger. In “Thoughts Out of Tune‚” the article

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    Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes‚ beliefs or behaviors. This situation produces a feeling of discomfort or dissonance leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes‚ beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance etc. For example‚ when someone is forced to do something publicly that they privately really don’t want to do‚ dissonance is created between their cognition (I didn’t want to do this) and their behavior (I did it). The term

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    cognitive dissonance theory & unconscious motivation When it comes to the cognitive dissonance theory the first thing to do is know what it is . So cognitive dissonance theory is a term that is can be used described as a feeling of some kind of discomfort that can come from holding two different conflicting beliefs at the same time. Some things that are part of the theme is that‚ cognitive dissonace can reduse the dissonance simply by changing one’s attutude‚ behaviors‚ and even beliefs. Along

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    created the cognitive dissonance theory as an attempt to explain why people desire to have consistency between their behaviors and actions. Cognitive dissonance is the distressing mental state people feel when they find themselves doing things that don’t fit with what they know‚ or having opinions that do not fit with other opinions they hold (Festinger‚ 1957; as cited in Griffin‚ 2009). Thus‚ people are motivated to change either their behavior or their belief when feelings of dissonance arise.

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    Theory Paper on Cognitive Dissonance Theory “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief‚ the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable‚ called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief‚ they will rationalize‚ ignore and even deny anything that doesn ’t fit in with the core belief.” ― Frantz Fanon‚ Black Skin‚ White

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    According to cognitive dissonance theory‚ there is a tendency for individuals to seek consistency among their cognitions (beliefs‚ expectations‚ or opinions of a particular individual). When inconsistency does exist between these beliefs or attitudes‚ psychological tension (dissonance) occurs and must be resolved through some action. This tension most often results when an individual must choose between two incompatible beliefs or actions and is heightened when alternatives are equally attractive

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