Cognitive Dissonance Psych/555 Social Psychology

Cognitive Dissonance

Psych/555 Social Psychology

University of Phoenix

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Cognitive Dissonance: Issue 5


Cognitive Dissonance is a theory that evaluates the reality of cognitive psychological stresses in relation to ones attitude and behavior. According to Taking Sides: Issue 5 “Does Cognitive Dissonance Explain Why Behavior Can Change Attitudes?” (2009), several theorist have supported and questioned the clarity of dissonances consonances concepts that cause one to alter he or she’s internal stress to better behave and change necessary thoughts toward psychological stressors. Leon Festinger and James M. Carlsmith came to supports the Cognitive Dissonances theory as their experimentation toward cognitive behaviors through rewards posing changes in variables altered by consequential actions; furthermore, presenting the subjects with identified changes in cognitive recognition implemented proven change due to force compliance. The is experimentation used assumption through forced variables that the task was perceived boring, tedious and maladaptive to all subjects. Theorist Daryl J. Bem, questioned the validity of this experimentation that posing bias were placed on subjects and sought informational factors to enhance the subjects choice in what is seen as a individual psychological stressor or dissonances may not be the same to all subjects. Daryl J.

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