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Self-attribution and cognitive dissonance

What are the theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the mental processes of self-attribution and cognitive dissonance?

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It appears that a theoretical approach to understanding the mental processes of self attribution and cognitive dissonance, is that both of these mental processes are self-esteem-based processes, which stem from an individual's need to feel that they are important, successful, and in control (Tracy,2007). This theoretical perspective also involves the effect of bias, due to the fact that individuals would tend to readily attribute successful outcomes to themselves and their efforts, as well as to be reluctant to attribute negative outcomes to their efforts, ...

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This solution describes the theoretical and empirical approaches to self attribution and cognitive dissonance awareness and understanding.

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