An Adaptive Connectionist Model of Cognitive Dissonance

@article{Overwalle2002AnAC,
  title={An Adaptive Connectionist Model of Cognitive Dissonance},
  author={F. Van Overwalle and Karen Jordens},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={204 - 231}
}
This article proposes an adaptive connectionist model that implements an attributional account of cognitive dissonance. The model represents an attitude as the connection between the attitude object and behavioral-affective outcomes. Dissonance arises when circumstantial constraints induce a mismatch between the model's (mental) prediction and discrepant behavior or affect. Reduction of dissonance by attitude change is accomplished through long-lasting changes in the connection weights using… Expand
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