Cognitive Dissonance Reduction in Relation to Grade Point Average, but Not to Intelligence

  title={Cognitive Dissonance Reduction in Relation to Grade Point Average, but Not to Intelligence},
  author={T. Richter and F. Ferraro},
  journal={Studia Psychologica},
  • T. Richter, F. Ferraro
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Studia Psychologica
  • Abstract: Cognitive dissonance (CD) is the discomfort that occurs when two opposing beliefs are held simultaneously. When this conflict arises, one of the opposing beliefs must be altered or dropped in order to reduce the discomfort. The current study examined the relationship between cognitive dissonance and intelligence (using vocabulary subtest scores of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised IV; WAIS-R IV) and grade point average (GPA) in 103 college undergraduates. The ratings… CONTINUE READING


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