ICA # 11


Published: October 8, 2018 0 0 141
By: Chasity Shine, Tarleton State University
Category: Psychology
Hashtags: #externaljustification #psyc_4305_030_82846_201808_2018

External Justification is a reason for dissonant personal behavior in order to receive an award or avoid punishment. In the photo, the gentleman is telling the audience that he would be stupid to tell the truth. This is implying that if he told the truth, he would be scolded by her in one way or another. The audience can assume he tells her she does not look fat (a harmless lie) to avoid punishment from her.