TAMU PSYC 315 - Cognitive dissonance continued (2 pages)

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Psych 315 1nd Edition Lecture 17 Outline of Last Lecture I Cognitive Dissonance Outline of Current Lecture II Dissonance in the real world III Examples from the book Current Lecture Dissonance in the real world other examples Weapons of Mass Destruction Change rationale for invasion of Iraq Lyndon Johnson Sent thousands of troops to war thought war could never be won emotional collapse Examples of Dissonance from the Book Dissonance and dehumanization in war we don t see soliders on the opposite side as people like us But instead we dehumanize them making it easier to kill them Dissonance and just barely sufficient punishment in parenting Punishment and rewarding We need children to change their attitude in order for them to behave in a certain way Use the least amount of punishment as possible in order to creat dissonance in your child and they will be less likely to behave badly because rewards changes their attitudes Dissonance and favors Ben Franklin effect an example of counter attitudinal behavior with insufficient justification leading to dissonance and attitude change These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Ben Franklin Effect A guy who didn t like Franklin lent a book to him and this created dissonance and the guy ended up liking Franklin Dissonance and hypocrisy an example of counter attitudinal advocacy Smokers in high school Asked smokers to write an anti smoking campaign thus creating dissonance Dissonance is an everyday experience


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