ICA # 11


Published: October 8, 2018 0 0 129
By: Madison Bailey, Tarleton State University
Category: Psychology
Hashtags: #psyc_4305_030_82846_201808_2018

Cognitive dissonance is when you become uncomfortable when you actions don't match your beliefs. Phoebe is experiencing this because she has a strong belief that you don't cancel plans that you have with friends, but she begins to think she should change her belief because her boyfriend is coming into town. She is attempting to relieve her cognitive dissonance by changing her beliefs about the action she wants to do. Other ways that you can reduce your cognitive dissonance is by changing the behavior or adding a new belief about the behavior.