Reducing Cognitive Dissonance


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Jason believes that stealing is wrong. He is at a store with friends and he steals a can of soda. Jason decides that stealing is not morally wrong. This is an example of which of the following strategies for reducing cognitive dissonance?

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1. Sarah generally believes that plagiarizing is wrong but she doesn't finish a history assignment in time and copies one from the internet. Sarah decides she still believes plagiarism is wrong and will never do it again. According to Festinger, this is an example of which of the following strategies to reduce dissonance?

2. Tom believes that eating meat is bad for the environment but he enjoys cooking and eating meat. Tom decides that he doesn't eat very much meat and it won't really have a big impact on the environment. This is an example of which strategy to reduce cognitive dissonance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn what you know about reducing cognitive dissonance with these interactive study resources. The quiz will address certain topics like a strategy for altering cognitive dissonance and one for reducing it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test questions will quiz you on the following:

  • Strategy for reducing cognitive dissonance
  • Least common technique for changing cognitive dissonance
  • Technique that is most often used to facilitate that process

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on reducing cognitive dissonance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cognitive dissonance and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most common technique of reducing cognitive dissonance

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of how to use your mind more effectively, feel free to utilize the lesson entitled Reducing Cognitive Dissonance. The following study points will be brought to your attention:

  • Leon Festinger and his role in the study of human psychology
  • Wanting to resolve cognitive dissonance
  • Rationalizing our beliefs