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The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change.
- ‘Does this cognitive dissonance signal an underlying problem in my psyche?’
- ‘In universities, disagreement and cognitive dissonance are not to be feared but, rather, to be recognized as way stations toward greater understanding.’
- ‘They often underpin what psychologists call cognitive dissonance - the process of holding two mutually exclusive beliefs without noticing the inherent opposition.’
- ‘There's cognitive dissonance between our professed support for meritocracy and our behaviour when our own children are involved.’
- ‘The cognitive dissonance inherent in this belief system makes it far less likely for a student to pursue the sciences for personal, family and community reasons.’
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