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Cognitive Dissonance 50 Years of a Classic Theory by Joel Cooper

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Published by Sage Publications Ltd .
Written in English


  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Social, group or collective psychology,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Psychology,
  • Cognitive dissonance

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Number of Pages216
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Open LibraryOL8433743M
ISBN 101412929733
ISBN 109781412929738

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Festinger's () cognitive dissonance theory suggests that we have an inner drive to hold all our attitudes and behavior in harmony and avoid disharmony (or dissonance). This is known as the principle of cognitive consistency. When there is an inconsistency between attitudes or behaviors (dissonance), something must change to eliminate the. Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance has been widely recognized for its important and influential concepts in areas of motivation and social psychology. The theory of dissonance is here applied to the problem of why partial reward, delay of reward, and effort expenditure during training result in increased resistance to extinction.3/5(3). This book is the academic counterpart, published by a university press, to the case study the author and his team did that resulted in the formulation of the concept of cognitive dissonance in the first place/5. 3. Major cognitive dissonance phenomena Let us now turn to a brief discussion of major cognitive dissonance phenomena. Most of them can generally be arranged into four groups: (1) selective exposure to information, (2) postdecision dissonance, (3) minimal justification (induced compliance), and (4) hypocrisy Size: KB.

As such, the book mainly focuses on Coopers point of view of cognitive dissonance rather than cognitive dissonance in general. If you aren't familiar with any of the research after then this book will do a pretty good job of getting you started, but I wouldn't recommend stopping by: Cognitive dissonance is described as psychological discomfort that arises from holding incompatible ideas at the same time. The theory of cognitive dissonance was developed in by Leon Festinger ( to ), an American psychologist, and has at its core the principle that people strive to maintain consistency among pairs of cognitions or "knowledges" about their own opinions and.   Cognitive dissonance is a feeling of discomfort that a person can experience when they hold two contradicting beliefs. We provide several examples of cognitive dissonance in this article. In the years since, cognitive dissonance has become a central pillar of psychological theory, as was documented in the first edition of this book. In this new and fully-updated edition, editor Eddie Harmon-Jones brings the study of cognitive dissonance into the 21st :

When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group That Predicted the Destruction of the World is a classic work of social psychology by Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter published in , which studied a small UFO religion in Chicago called the Seekers that believed in an imminent apocalypse and its coping mechanisms after the event did not : Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, Stanley Schachter. A Theory Of Cognitive Dissonance. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the A Theory Of Cognitive Dissonance, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe. Book. Full-text available The theoretical basis of the study is the theories of cognitive dissonance and cognitive congruence, social perception and causal attribution, as well as the socio. Cognitive Dissonance. Leon Festinger introduced cognitive dissonance theory in a book, A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance. Festinger's theory said that when a person holds contradictory elements in cognition (producing an unpleasant state called dissonance) the person will work to bring the elements back into agreement or congruence.