Cognitive Dissonance

Known as: Cognitive Dissonances, Dissonance, Cognitive, Dissonances, Cognitive 
Motivational state produced by inconsistencies between simultaneously held cognitions or between a cognition and behavior; e.g., smoking enjoyment… (More)
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1959-2017
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
When our actions conflict with our prior attitudes, we often change our attitudes to be more consistent with our actions. This… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
In a study exploring the origins of cognitive dissonance, preschoolers and capuchins were given a choice between two equally… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Leon Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance has not been adequately researched in its application to morality (i.e., a person… (More)
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2005
2005
As L. Festinger (1957) argued, the social group is a source of cognitive dissonance as well as a vehicle for reducing it. That is… (More)
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2002
2002
When people behave immorally according to their own standards, they feel bad. Rational people may therefore engage in less of an… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
In two studies, we investigated the roles of explicit memory and attentional resources in the process of behavior-induced… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
This article presents a new model for understanding the role of the self in cognitive dissonance processes. We focus on the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
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We present evidence from questionnaire studies of mutual fund investors about recollections of past fund performance. We find… (More)
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1991
1991
The knowledge and beliefs about smoking of smokers, non-smokers, and ex-smokers were examined within a cognitive dissonance… (More)
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Highly Cited
1962
Highly Cited
1962
 
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