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Title Cognitive dissonance : progress on a pivotal theory in social psychology / edited by Eddie Harmon-Jones & Judson Mills
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1999]
©1999

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Description xviii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series APA science volumes
APA science volumes.
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 [et al.]. 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
Summary "Tell any smoker that his habit is unhealthy, and he most likely will agree. What mental process does a person go through when he or she continues to do something unhealthy? When an honest person tells a "white lie," what happens to his or her sense of integrity?" "In 1954 Dr. Leon Festinger drafted a version of a theory describing the psychological phenomenon that occurs in these situations. He called it cognitive dissonance: the feeling of psychological discomfort produced by the combined presence of two thoughts that do not follow from one another. Festinger proposed that the greater the discomfort, the greater the desire to reduce the dissonance of the two cognitive elements. The elegance of this theory has inspired psychologists over the past four decades. Cognitive Dissonance: Perspectives on a Pivotal Theory in Social Psychology documents the ongoing research and debate provoked by this influential theory."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Papers presented at a two-day conference at the University of Texas at Arlington, winter of 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Ovid PsycBooks
English
Subject Cognitive dissonance -- Congresses.
Cognitive Dissonance.
Psychology, Social.
Genre/Form Conference proceedings
Congress.
Author Mills, Judson, 1931-
Harmon-Jones, Eddie.
American Psychological Association.
Ovid Technologies, Inc.
LC no. 98049316
ISBN 1557985650
ABBREV TI COGNITIVE DISSONANCE