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Title Cognitive dissonance : reexamining a pivotal theory in psychology / edited by Eddie Harmon-Jones
Edition Second edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages)
Contents Intro; Contributors; Foreword to the First Edition; Foreword to the Second Edition; Preface; 1. An Introduction to Cognitive Dissonance Theory and an Overview of Current Perspectives on the Theory; I. PERSPECTIVES EMPLOYING THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE THEORY; 2. Improving the 1957 Version of Dissonance Theory; 3. A Radical Point of View on Dissonance Theory; 4. Understanding the Motivation Underlying Dissonance Effects: The Action-Based Model; 5. What Is Cognitive Consistency, and Why Does It Matter?; 6. Dissonance Now: How Accessible Discrepancies Moderate Distress and Diverse Defenses
Appendix A: Social Communication and Cognition: A Very Preliminary and Highly Tentative DraftAppendix B: Reflections on Cognitive Dissonance: 30 Years Later; Appendix C: Historical Note on Festingerʼs Tests of Dissonance Theory; About the Editor
II. THE ROLE OF THE SELF IN DISSONANCE7. Dissonance, Hypocrisy, and the Self-Concept; 8. Self-Affirmation Theory: An Update and Appraisal; 9. In Search of the Motivation for Dissonance Reduction: The Drive to Lessen Aversive Consequences; III. MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NEURAL ACTIVATIONS, AND AFFECTIVE RESPONSES; 10. Modeling Cognitive Dissonance as a Parallel Constraint Satisfaction Network With Learning; 11. Neural Basis of Cognitive Dissonance; 12. Moving Beyond Attitude Change in the Study of Dissonance-Related Processes: An Update on the Role of Discomfort
Summary This volume describes advances in the theory of cognitive dissonance, from its origination in 1954 to the present day
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 04, 2019)
Subject Cognitive Dissonance
Cognitive dissonance -- Congresses
Cognitive dissonance.
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY -- Cognitive Psychology.
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Harmon-Jones, Eddie, editor
LC no. 2018044132
ISBN 1433830108