Hypocrisy, Misattribution, and Dissonance Reduction

@article{Fried1995HypocrisyMA,
  title={Hypocrisy, Misattribution, and Dissonance Reduction},
  author={C. Fried and E. Aronson},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1995},
  volume={21},
  pages={925 - 933}
}
Recent experiments involving hypocrisy have been theorized to be a form of cognitive dissonance induction. As such, hypocrisy would constitute a new experimental paradigm for dissonance induction. However, these hypocrisy studies are open to alternative explanations. The present study attempts to rule out these alternative explanations by providing independent evidence that hypocrisy is a form of cognitive dissonance arousal. In the present study, a 2×2 design manipulates whether hypocrisy is… Expand
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