Impression Management: Festinger's Study of Cognitive Dissonance, Post-Decision Dissonance & Counterattitudinal Advocacy - Quiz & Worksheet


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Cognitive dissonance occurs when _____.

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1. Brehm's study on post-decision dissonance found that _____.

2. Which of these scenarios is most likely to cause post-decision dissonance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Impression management encompasses two important studies and several key terms, like post-decision dissonance, cognitive dissonance, and counterattitudinal advocacy. You'll be expected to identify qualifying characteristics of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test you, particularly, on:

  • Definition of cognitive dissonance
  • Conclusion of Brehm's study on post-decision dissonance
  • Example of post-decision dissonance
  • How counterattitudinal advocacy can be produced
  • Demonstration of Festinger's famous study

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding Brehm's study on post-decision dissonance and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cognitive dissonance
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson

Additional Learning

To gain more insight about this topic, pull up the lesson titled Impression Management: Festinger's Study of Cognitive Dissonance, Post-Decision Dissonance & Counterattitudinal Advocacy. It includes these additional objectives:

  • Compare the lesson of Aesop's fable of the hungry fox to cognitive dissonance
  • Identify the kind of dissonance experienced after a big decision
  • Understand when most will change their minds as a result of counterattitudinal advocacy