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Cognitive dissonance : progress on a pivotal theory in social psychology

Author: Judson Mills; Eddie Harmon-Jones
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©1999.
Series: Science conference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What mental process does a person go through when he or she continues to do something unhealthy? In 1954, Dr. Leon Festinger described this psychological phenomenon and called it "cognitive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judson Mills; Eddie Harmon-Jones
ISBN: 1557985650 9781557985651
OCLC Number: 221980426
Notes: Papers presented at a two-day conference at the University of Texas at Arlington, winter of 1997.
Description: xviii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Introduction to Cognitive Dissonance Theory and an Overview of Current Perspectives on the Theory / Eddie Harmon-Jones and Judson Mills --
pt. 1. Perspectives Employing the Original Version of the Theory. 2. Improving the 1957 Version of Dissonance Theory / Judson Mills. 3. A Radical Point of View on Dissonance Theory / Jean-Leon Beauvois and Robert-Vincent Joule. 4. Toward an Understanding of the Motivation Underlying Dissonance Effects: Is the Production of Aversive Consequences Necessary? / Eddie Harmon-Jones --
pt. 2. The Role of the Self in Dissonance. 5. Dissonance, Hypocrisy, and the Self-Concept / Elliot Aronson. 6. Self-Affirmation Theory: An Update and Appraisal / Joshua Aronson, Geoffrey Cohen and Paul R. Nail. 7. Unwanted Consequences and the Self: In Search of the Motivation for Dissonance Reduction / Joel Cooper. 8. What Exactly Have I Done? The Role of Self-Attribute Accessibility in Dissonance / Jeff Stone. 9. A Self-Accountability Model of Dissonance Reduction: Multiple Modes on a Continuum of Elaboration / Michael R. Leippe and Donna Eisenstadt --
pt. 3. Mathematical Models of Dissonance. 10. Computer Simulation of Cognitive Dissonance Reduction / Thomas R. Shultz and Mark R. Lepper. 11. A Multiplicative Power-Function Model of Cognitive Dissonance: Toward an Integrated Theory of Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior After Leon Festinger / Haruki Sakai --
pt. 4. Dissonance and Affect. 12. Moving Beyond Attitude Change in the Study of Dissonance-Related Processes / Patricia G. Devine, John M. Tauer and Kenneth E. Barron [and others]. 13. "Remembering" Dissonance: Simultaneous Accessibility of Inconsistent Cognitive Elements Moderates Epistemic Discomfort / Ian McGregor, Ian R. Newby-Clark and Mark P. Zanna --
App. A. Social Communication and Cognition: A Very Preliminary and Highly Tentative Draft / Leon Festinger --
App. B. Reflections on Cognitive Dissonance: 30 Years Later / Leon Festinger --
App. C. Historical Note on Festinger's Tests of Dissonance Theory / Judson Mills.
Series Title: Science conference series.
Responsibility: edited by Eddie Harmon-Jones and Judson Mills.

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