Discussion for Disonancia cognitiva. Estudio de Festinger y Carlsmith Obtenido de : Según Leon Festinger, autor de la teoría de la Disonancia Cognitiva hace más de 40 años, “las personas no soportamos mantener al mismo. Almost half a century ago social psychologist Leon Festinger developed the cognitive dissonance theory (Festinger, ). The theory has obviously stood the.

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The study Neural Activity Predicts Attitude Change in Cognitive Dissonance identified the neural bases of cognitive dissonance with functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI ; the neural scans of the participants replicated the basic findings of the induced-compliance paradigm.

In The Effect of Severity of Initiation on Liking for a Groupto qualify for admission to a discussion group, two groups of people underwent an embarrassing initiation, of varied psychologic severity. This justifies the effort made. This reinterpretation of the original Festinger and Carlsmith study, using the induced-compliance paradigm, proposed that the dissonance was between the cognitions “I am an honest person.

The application provides a social psychological basis for the constructivist viewpoint that ethnic and racial divisions can be socially or individually constructed, possibly from acts of violence Fearon and Laitin, A veces hasta por vestirse de tal o cual manera hay que justificarse.

Aronson’s Revision of the idea of dissonance as an inconsistency between a person’s self-concept and a cognition about their behavior makes it seem likely that dissonance is really nothing more than guilt. Therefore, the existing attitudes of the participant were reinforced during the rating period, and the participants suffered cognitive dissonance when confronted by a liked-name paired with a disliked-painting.

The action of deciding provokes the psychological dissonance consequent to choosing X instead of Y, despite little difference between X and Y; thus, the decision “I chose X” is dissonant with the cognition that “There are some aspects of Y that I like.

When confronted with facts that contradict personal beliefs, ideals, and values, people will find a way to resolve the contradiction in order to reduce their discomfort.

The researchers, Festinger and Carlsmith, proposed that the subjects experienced dissonance, between the conflicting cognitions: The predictive dissonance account is highly compatible with the action-motivation model since, in practice, prediction error can arise from unsuccessful behavior.

Conclusion If a voluntary experience which has cost a lot of effort turns out badly, dissonance is reduced by redefining the experience as interesting. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. In disonania control condition, they went straight into the main study. To resolve the dissonance, between apocalyptic, end-of-the-world religious beliefs and earthly, material realitymost of the cult restored their psychological consonance by choosing to hold a less mentally-stressful idea to explain the missed landing.


Cognitive dissonance occurs to a person when he or she voluntarily engages in cognktiva or ethically unpleasant activities in effort to achieve a desired goal. There is also some ambiguity i. This produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration dlsonancia one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance.

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The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 52 3 Moreover, it proposes that human and perhaps other animal brains have evolved to selectively ignore contradictory information as proposed by dissonance theory to prevent the overfitting of their predictive cognitive models to local and thus non-generalizable conditions. De acuerdo contigo, un estudio puede poner en duda o confirmar los estudios realizados anteriormente. The early hypothesis of belief disconfirmation presented in When Prophecy Fails reported that faith deepened among the members of an apocalyptic religious cult, despite the failed prophecy of an alien spacecraft soon to land on Earth, to rescue them from earthly corruption.

Importantly, the hostile attitudes may persist even after the violence itself declines Acharya, Blackwell, Sen Archived from the original PDF on In the study Reducing Fears and Increasing Attentiveness: In A Theory of Cognitive DissonanceLeon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency in order to mentally function in the real world.

Cognitive dissonance is used to promote positive social behaviours, such as increased condom use; [36] other studies indicate that cognitive dissonance can be used to encourage people to act pro-socially, such as campaigns against public littering, [37] campaigns against racial prejudice[38] and compliance with anti-speeding campaigns.

As people, human beings seek a balanced state of relations among three positions; 3 positives or 2 negatives, 1 positive:.

Cognitive dissonance

If we put effort into a task which we have chosen to carry out, and the task turns out badly, we experience dissonance. For example, when people smoke behavior and they know that smoking causes cancer cognitionthey are in a state of cognitive dissonance. This method of reducing dissonance is known as ‘effort justification.

The results indicated a great fesringer in the positive attitude of the participant towards the liked pair of things, whilst also increasing the negative attitude towards the disliked pair of things. Upon leaving the room, the experimenter told one-half of the group of children that there would be severe punishment if they played with the steam-shovel toy; and told the second half of the group that there cognjtiva be a mild punishment for playing with the forbidden toy.


Moreover, although the method of cost-benefit analysis functions in economic circumstances, men and women remain psychologically inefficient at comparing the costs against the benefits of their economic decision.

A Longitudinal Analysis from the International Tobacco Control ITC Four Country Survey indicated that smokers use justification beliefs to reduce their cognitive dissonance about smoking tobacco and the negative consequences of smoking tobacco. The psychological process of cost-benefit comparisons helps the person to assess and justify the feasibility spending money of an economic decision, and is the basis for determining if the benefit outweighs the cost, and to what extent.

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Cognitive Dissonance

In all conditions, they then heard a very boring discussion about sex in lower animals. Consumers might search for information cogniiva other retailers and substitute products consistent with their beliefs.

Theory of Cognitive Dissonance. Conflict, decision, and dissonance Vol. Views Read Edit View history. The children threatened with mild punishment had to justify, to themselves, why they did not play fesinger the forbidden toy.

In The Efficacy of Musical Emotions Provoked by Mozart’s Music for the Reconciliation of Cognitive Dissonancea variant of the forbidden-toy paradigm, indicated that listening to music reduces the development of cognitive dissonance.

The Role of Effort Justification in Inducing Weight Loss indicated destinger the patient felt better in justifying his or her efforts and therapeutic choices towards effectively losing weight.

It is a theory with very broad applications, showing that we aim for consistency between attitudes and behaviors, and may not use very rational methods to achieve it. Por tanto, me contradigo y, haciendo alarde de mi incongruencia, termino diciendo que creo que todo el mundo es congruente, pero lo es por muy poco tiempo, pues en cada minuto puede aprender o descubrir algo que le haga cambiar de idea.

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The tasks were designed to induce a cognotiva, negative, mental attitude in the subjects. Wehrhahn Verlag, p. Neural Correlates of Choice Justification confirm the neural bases of the psychology of cognitive dissonance.

The subjects whose strong initiation required reading aloud obscene words evaluated the people of their group as more-interesting persons than the people of the group who underwent the mild initiation to the discussion group. Many people seem able to cope with considerable dissonance and not experience the tensions the theory predicts.