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What Is Cognitive Dissonance?


Cognitive dissonance

Originally proposed by Leon Festinger, cognitive dissonance theory suggests we experience an unpleasant and uneasy state of mind whenever we become aware of major conflicts between our values,

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  • September 11, 2019 at 9:33 am

    ..so it sounds like Cognitive Dissonance is when a situation happens.. that leads us to start thinking & feeling, about what is right and what is wrong about it. the negative side of something is starting to show. So we are trying to make up our mind, and decide, Whether to knowingly go-along with the negative side of it.. because of the few justifications we can try to convince ourselves. Hah, but that is where the very friction is happening huh. … Because there’s something about the justifications, that isnt measuring up -to override what we are feeling isnt right. Hm!;]

    ~well I appreciate this read being posted right now because I’ve been currently going thru this very thing in these last several days; about 2 jobs that I’ve technicaly been hired at ..but there’s some things that unfortunately I’ve been noticing that arent-quite-right. … So it’s really been bothering me /trying to -decide- what to do. I think I’ve made up my mind now, in these last 2 days (before I just read this) but Interesting to know now that this was an example of experiencing “cognitive dissonance” … or weighing out, is this not right? And what am I going to do about it.

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