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Unformatted text preview: being done. This concept took all the responsibility off the subject and gave him/her a way to justify their actions. The final straw for the subject was when the actor stopped responding to the shocks. These, again, gave the subject worry and question the experimenter. This experiment digs into the topic of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is when someone says something when they are really feeling or experiencing something different. In this specific case, the cognitive dissonance provides internal justification for the subject’s actions. After they are shown that the experience isn’t what they thought, they try to cover their actions by telling the actor how close they were to letting up and how hard it was for them. Everyone does this in order to self-justify himself or herself. It does not make people bad....
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course PSY 20010 taught by Professor Venter,a during the Fall '08 term at Notre Dame.
- Fall '08
- Social Psychology