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Spencer A. Rathus
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Spencer A. Rathus
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305662704
Chapter 14, Problem 2FI
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According to cognitive- ____________theory, we are motivated to make our cognitions consistent with one another and with our behavior.

Summary Introduction

Introduction

Attitudes and beliefs are formed through a combination of factors and, depending on the importance of the issue and the depth of the belief, they may be difficult to change. They are not entirely fixed, however. Occasionally, attitudes toward particular sets of circumstances may come into conflict with one another. In this situation, according to cognitive-dissonance theory, we will strive to find a solution to this internal conflict in order to find consistency and predictability in the world around us.

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In this case, the correct answer is “dissonance.” Cognitive-dissonance theory deals with the connection between our attitudes and our behaviors...

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