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Festinger, Leon 1919-1989

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Works: 157 works in 749 publications in 7 languages and 11,845 library holdings
Genres: History  Prophecies  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Compiler, Other, Director, Restager , Author of introduction
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A theory of cognitive dissonance by Leon Festinger( Book )

112 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance has been widely recognized for its important and influential concepts in areas of motivation and social psychology. The theory of dissonance is here applied to the problem of why partial reward, delay of reward, and effort expenditure during training result in increased resistance to extinction. The author contends that a state of impasse exists within learning theory largely because some of its major assumptions stand in apparent opposition to certain well-established experimental results. The book puts forward a new theory that seems to reconcile these data and assumptions. This new theory can account for data with which other theories have difficulty: it integrates empirical phenomena that have been regarded as unrelated, and it is supported by the results of experiments designed specifically to test its implications. These experiments are fully described in the text. -- Amazon.com
Research methods in the behavioral sciences by Leon Festinger( Book )

106 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Contextos de investigación - Procedimiento de muestreo - Métodos de reunión de datos - El análisis de los datos - La aplicación de los hallazgos de la investigación científica
When prophecy fails by Leon Festinger( Book )

40 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of inventing a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and two of his colleagues, Henry Riecken and Stanley Schachter, infiltrated a cult who believed the end of the world was only months away. How would these people feel when their prophecy remained unfulfilled? Would they admit the error of their prediction, or would they, as Festinger predicted, readjust their reality to make sense of the new circumstances? Not only is When Prophecy Fails of great historical importance as
Social pressures in informal groups : a study of human factors in housing by Leon Festinger( Book )

66 editions published between 1950 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict, decision, and dissonance by Leon Festinger( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human legacy by Leon Festinger( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deterrents and reinforcement; the psychology of insufficient reward by Douglas H Lawrence( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrospections on social psychology( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When prophecy fails; a social and psychological study of a modern group that predicted the destruction of the world by Leon Festinger( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the experience of a UFO cult that believed the end of the world was at hand"--Page 4 of cover
Extending psychological frontiers : selected works of Leon Festinger by Leon Festinger( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing attitudes through social contact : an experimental study of a housing project by Leon Festinger( Book )

15 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and experiment in social communication by University of Michigan( )

27 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book compiles findings from the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan. The members of this group conducted a program of research, including two field studies and a number of laboratory experiments, in the area of social communication. This compilation presents the reports of the laboratory studies together with a theoretical orientation of the work that has been done. These studies have centered mainly on two sets of problems, namely, communication stemming from pressures toward uniformity in groups and communication in hierarchical structures. The reports of the experiments in this compilation are along these lines. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
L'Echec d'une prophétie : psychologie sociale d'un groupe de fidèles qui prédisaient la fin du monde by Leon Festinger( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict, decision, and dissonance by Leon Festinger( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research methods in the behavioral sciences by Leon Festinger( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When prophecy fails : a social and psychological study of a modern group that predicted the destination of the world by Leon Festinger( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The behaviour of a small group of people who believe that they have been forewarned of the impending end of the world would be dismissed by many social scientists as interesting but hardly researchable. The authors of this book are to be commended, not only for undertaking a difficult task, but for doing it remarkably well...Using the participant observer method, this research team collected an impressive body of data in the brief span of two months. Their research resulted in convincing, if not definitive, confirmation of their hypotheses. At the same time, it constitutes a stimulating example of the adaptation of method to a significant subject, rather than the selection of the research topic because it fits the latest fads in methodology." [American Sociological Review]
Les méthodes de recherche dans les sciences sociales by Leon Festinger( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1974 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deviancy; the psychology of being different by Jonathan L Freedman( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deviancy: The Psychology of Being Different discusses the effects of deviancy on behavior. The book describes the effect of deviancy per se, in no reference to any particular deviant characteristic. The authors explain the methods they used in this study, as well as some checks made on the study to insure accuracy. Deviants prefer to associate with others of their kind due to fear of rejection, and they tended not to reveal their deviancy. The authors also discuss how deviants and non-deviants react and treat each other, and the degree of aggression that will be shown to a member of either gro
Social pressures in informal groups by Leon Festinger( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 1983 in English and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efference and the conscious experience of perception, by Leon Festinger [et al by Leon Festinger( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A theory of cognitive dissonance
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When prophecy failsThe human legacyWhen prophecy fails; a social and psychological study of a modern group that predicted the destruction of the world
Alternative Names
Festinger, L.

Festinger, Leon, 1919-

Leo Festinger

Leon Festinger American psychologist

Leon Festinger americký sociální psycholog

Leon Festinger Amerikaans psycholoog (1919-1989)

Leon Festinger psicologo e sociologo statunitense

Leon Festinger psychosociologue américain

Leon Festinger US-amerikanischer Sozialpsychologe

Леон Фестингър

Леон Фестінґер

Фестингер, Леон

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לאון פסטינגר

ليون فستنغر

ليون فستنغر عالم نفس أمريكي

لئون فستینقر

لئون فستینگر

لەۆن فەستنگەر

페스틴거, 레온 1919-1989

페스팅거, 레온 1919-1989

フェスティンガー, L

フェスティンガー, レオン

レオン・フェスティンガー

利昂·费斯廷格

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English (463)

French (50)

Spanish (28)

German (10)

Japanese (2)

Chinese (2)

Polish (1)