cognitive dissonance - Samuel A. Cordeiro PSY 101-09H Prof....

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Samuel A. Cordeiro PSY 101-09H Prof. Kershaw November 19, 2008 Cognitive Dissonance Worksheet 1. Based on the first sentence of the article, this is not true because in actuality, people do not perceive the external world the way it really it. If so, smokers who know that smoking will eventually lead to so many diseases and take away many years of life from their family and friends would do all they can to stop smoking. But, in reality, most smokers do know it is bad and continue to smoke anyway. 2. Internal states affect people’s perception of the outside world because as one that is afraid of spiders, any move of the spider would be associated with the thought that the spider is moving towards the person. Also, another example is one that is extremely hungry, any sight an edible animal, such as a cow or so leads to more hunger. And the sight of a building may be associated with a restaurant or cafeteria. Also, those that are hungry may associate random smells to food. 3.
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