Benefits of Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is a state of discomfort or stress resulting from an individual holding some combination of conflicting cognition and behaviors. Cognition refers to attitudes, values, beliefs, and so on. (Definition source 1 and source 2.) Leon Festinger originated the theory of cognitive dissonance in the 1950s. Basically, the theory states can be summed up … Read more Benefits of Cognitive Dissonance