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    I need help understanding the difference between consonant and dissonant cognitions.

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    Within cognition, there are a variety of different aspects of cognitions that have a fine relationship. Festinger (1957) described the relationships among cognitions in his Cognitive Dissonance Theory. Festinger operationalized a cognition as a piece of knowledge. Knowledge can be anything: such as an emotion, value, behavior, or even an attitude. Let's say that an individual likes a certain food (maybe lasagna). The knowledge of the individual liking lasagna is a cognition.

    Festinger clarified that cognitions flow in unique directions. Assume that two cognitions ...

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    This posting cleverly contrasts consonant and dissonant cognitions.

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