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How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Workplace Behaviors

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What is the definition of cognitive dissonance?

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1. Tom is a lifelong vegetarian. He believes that animals have rights and should not be killed for food. Tom needed a job badly, and he got a job at the local grocery store, but he was assigned to the deli department. Tom feels uncomfortable slicing lunchmeat for customers every day at work. Which of these would constitute a 'change your behavior' solution to Tom's problem?

2. Adding new concepts, ideas, or behaviors to explain or justify conflicts, to transform nonsense into sense is the definition of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of cognitive dissonance. You'll be assessed on the causes and effects of cognitive dissonance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • What cognitive dissonance means
  • Methods for addressing cognitive dissonance
  • Changing behavior to deal with conflict
  • If it's possible to move past cognitive dissonance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on organizational behavior
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define the main phrase cognitive dissonance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the possibility of altering conduct to manage conflict

Additional Learning

The lesson titled How Cognitive Dissonance Affects Workplace Behaviors can give you a better understanding of this topic. The instructor for this lesson will go over:

  • Examples of cognitive dissonance
  • The effects of cognitive dissonance on behavior
  • Methods for working through cognitive dissonance
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