Cognitive Dissonance Theory In Social Psychology

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Cognitive dissonance theory has a long history in social psychology (O’Leary, n.d). Cognitive dissonance is consumed when a person holds two contradictory beliefs and or when having a belief that is unrelated with an action that the person has chosen unreservedly to present (O’Leary, n.d). With this situation, this is where the individual have feelings of discomfort and tries to change one of the beliefs or behaviors to keep away from being not consistent(O’Leary, n.d). Also, hypocrisy is a form of cognitive dissonance because it is introduced when the individual freely chooses to demonstrate a behavior that they do not practice themselves (O’Leary, n.d).
The cognitive dissonance scenario I chosen to discuss is about a lady named Coral and
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