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Consonant & Dissonant Cognitions, Behavior

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Define consonant and dissonant cognitions from this analysis of Issue 5, "Does Cognitive Dissonance Explain Why Behavior Can Change Attitudes?"

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Hello and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem, you are asking for help in comparing consonant and dissonant cognitions. The solution below should get you started. I suggest putting together a short discussion (if you need to pass on a short paper) using the following outline -

1. On Dissonant cognition - what it is about, 150 words.
2. On Consonant cognition - what it is about, 150 words.
3. How both shape attitude as it relates to behavior - 100 words.

I have listed the resources that can be used to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

On Dissonant & Consonant Cognition

A cognition, Festinger (1957) has proposed is a 'piece of knowledge' - a form of attitude, emotion behaviour, a value, information or skill. For example, the knowledge that you like someone is a cognition just as the knowledge that you ...

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