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what is cognitive dissonance?


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Cognitive Dissonance is a psychological condition in which people suffers from severe stress and are in discomfort zone. It is a mental disturbance that results in contradicting attitudes, decisions and beliefs. It may destroy personal feelings, ideas, beliefs, and values, and things in the environment. An american psychologist had been also described "A Theory Of Cognitive Dissonance". According to this theory,  human beings strive for internal psychological consistency to function mentally in the real world. 

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Cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort resulting from conflicts, believes, attitude or behaviour of a person. Cognitive dissonance cause anxiety, stress and discomfort.

Cognitive dissonance occurs when person believe two contradictory things at the same time.

The very familiar example is you know that smoking is bad for health then also you do smoking.

You can reduce cognitive dissonance I talking to your family or friends, changing beliefs, changing your attitude or behaviour etc.

 

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Cognitive dissonance is an uncomfortable feeling aroused by the simultaneous possession of two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The classic example of this is a smoker who knows smoking will shorten his life but still smokes. 

Explanation of Idea: One's life partner has been cheating on them for months and they are madly in love with them and refuse to leave because they don't want their family to break apart as a result from divorce proceedings and so they stay with them even though they feel disgust toward them when they see their lover's car parked outside someone else's house late at night.


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