According to Bovard, "selective memory" or cognitive dissonance
is most likely to occur when our actions have been freely chosen and when we are committed to the behaviour.
The standard definition of cognitive dissonance
describes it as conflict between two or more thoughts (Festinger, 1957).
And, yes, the report showed high levels of cognitive dissonance
He looks at its heterodox character, its sociohistorical context, the audience's social location, synchronic literary analysis, the problem of evil and cognitive dissonance
, the irrational response to the (over-)rationalization of traditional wisdom, the positive power of the book's pessimism, and the sociology of its canonicity.
The Merchants Behavior Integrity Test is based on the principle of cognitive dissonance
For those who were expecting a "Reagan Revolution" with the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the papacy, meaning a clear swing to the right, his appointments are generating no small amount of cognitive dissonance
Having been trapped in the cells of cognitive dissonance
for too long, my overtaxed perceptions found Sunday's column tantamount to probation," wrote one man.
Attitudes--Cowardly Lion's cognitive dissonance
caused by being afraid and his image of a lion as a fearless beast.
Human nature being what it is, everybody wants to try to reaffirm what they believe and to walk under cognitive dissonance
, where you believe one thing and do something else, and somehow try to keep your head from exploding.
Comparisons on scores for the Cognitive Dissonance
Test were made between 243 Canadian and 1275 United States high school students.
To make this research agenda operational, we will cover a set of related topics, which will range from the analysis of networks and career trajectories within political parties to the impact of emotions on protests, from the cognitive biases and personality traits of elected officials to the impact of violence on long-term political attitudes, from cognitive dissonance
in voting to the contamination between political and judicial elections.
Leon Festinger, one of the great social psychologists in history, coined the term cognitive dissonance
to describe the discomfort you feel if you say or do something that is inconsistent with one of your beliefs.