Published: October 8, 2018
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By: Murriam Espinoza, Tarleton State University
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This video shows an example of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance occurs when your actions or behaviors do not line up with your feelings, thoughts or beliefs. Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort that a person feels when their behaviors do not line up with their true feelings or values. There are three ways people will usually use to try to reduce cognitive dissonance, the first would be to change our behavior to make it align with out belief, the second would be to attempt to justify our behavior through changing how we thing about it. The third way would be to attempt to justify our behavior be adding new beliefs or cognitions about the behavior.