Teroria de la Disonancia Cognitiva de Leon Festinger Festinger explica sobre la incoherencia e incluye la que una persona actúa de manera. Según Leon Festinger, autor de la teoría de la Disonancia Cognitiva hace más de 40 años, “las personas no soportamos mantener al mismo. Almost half a century ago social psychologist Leon Festinger developed the cognitive dissonance theory (Festinger, ). The theory has obviously stood the.

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The results indicated a great increase in the positive attitude of the participant towards the liked pair of things, whilst also increasing the negative attitude towards the disliked pair of things. When Prophecy Fails is an interesting, if imperfect, look at cognitive dissonance in movements that experience disconfirmation of belief — to put it another way, what happens when prophecies fail. The Role of Dissonance Reductionpeople afflicted with ophidiophobia fear of snakes who invested much effort in activities of little therapeutic value for them experimentally represented as legitimate and relevant showed improved alleviation of the symptoms of their phobia.

Festinger’s seminal work integrated existing research literature on influence and social communication under his theory of cognitive dissonance.

My eyes were opened. Can observations from a small group holding such extreme beliefs be applied to the wider population?

We see the cult develop from a band of mystics and Scientologist housewives into a coherent, self deluding movement. Over the years it has generated considerable research, in part because it is one of a number of theories based on the idea that consistency of thought is a strong motivating factor in people.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: The mental stress caused by the dissonance can be reduced by the person’s exaggerating the desirability of the goal.

Each of the former possibilities is then addressed with what might not be terrible arguments and, thus discounted, the third branch of the argument is arrived at as being true.


Almost all of the participants agreed to walk into the waiting room and persuade the confederate that the boring experiment would be fun. By Saul McLeodupdated For example, you are very environmentally-friendly. The lower-floor residents near the stairs are more likely than their lower-floor neighbors to befriend those living on the upper floor. Toward the end, he concedes the expected proselytizing never occurred, but argues that the cult’s decision to inform the media about their “message” following the failure of “Mrs.

The team observed the group firsthand for months before and after the predicted apocalypse. That inequity aversion is the paramount concern of the participants. View all 8 comments. Stanley Schachter Elliot Aronson. The subjects whose strong initiation required reading aloud obscene words evaluated the people of their group as more-interesting persons than the people of the group who underwent the mild initiation to the discussion group.

The results reported in The Origins of Cognitive Dissonance: The sociologists get the closest to proof they can for their intriguing theory that disconfirmation of a prophecy a sincerely believed one will cause an INCREASE in proselytizing rather than the decrease or abandoning of faith that might be expected It chronicles the experience of a UFO cult that believed the end of the world was at hand.

Cognitive dissonance

Festinger and James M. Encoding Storage Recall Consolidation. Publicado el 24 abril Temas: Essentially, Festinger explained, all people hold certain beliefs, and when they are asked to do something that runs counter to their beliefs, conflict arises. From there it describes a ‘s group elon the world to end in a flood and that they would be rescued by a space ship. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance produces a state of negative affectwhich motivates the person to reconsider the causative behaviour, in order to resolve the psychologic inconsistency that caused the mental stress.

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Festinger and his crew predicted this behavior based on dissonance theory. They prophesy a date. Those who were alone when disconfirming events happened doubted but those in disonnacia accepted the group rationalization.


Results Participants in the ‘severe embarrassment’ condition gave the most positive rating. Perhaps one of the greatest impacts of Festinger’s studies lies in their “depict[ion] of social behavior as the responses of a thinking organism continually acting to bring order into his world, rather than as the blind impulses of a creature of emotion and habit,” as cited in his Distinguished Scientific Keon Award.

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Minimisation reduces the importance of the elements of the dissonance; consumers tend to minimise the importance of money, and thus of shopping around, saving, and finding a better deal. A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance.

A chart of participants would have been gestinger. Rather, so that one will know why the people around them function as they do. Let’s say it’sand you have a favorite political candidate. The ultimate irony is that the people Festinger was writing about were predicting the end of the world on December 21st exactly 59 years to the day that the Mayan calendar apparently predicted the end of the world.

It also seems to be the case that we value most highly those goals or items which have required considerable effort to achieve. Knowing a good chance when they saw one, Festinger and his colleagues managed to infiltrate the group and observe their progress, attitudes and beliefs up to, during, and after the event that never happened. Social comparison theory and cognitive dissonance have been described by other psychologists as “the two most fruitful theories in social psychology.