This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: Julia Nan PID: 720195521 Psychology 101-001 Social Psychology Paper I pledge that I have neither received nor given unauthorized assistance on this assignment Frestinger proposed the dissonance theory. According to Festinger, cognitive dissonance exists when related attitudes or beliefs contradict each other. To prove his point, Frestinger conducted an experiment in which he made volunteers perform boring tasks and paid each of them to tell the next volunteer that the task was actually interesting. Later another experimenter asked the participants true feeling about the task. In the end, Frestinger found out that the participants who are paid with significant less money rated the task more favorable. Festinger explained that such attitude change happen because the cognitions of the participants are in dissonance, meaning that the cognitions contradict each other. He also stated cognitive dissonance creates an unpleasant tension inside peoples mind, and in order to alleviate this...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Ahsanullah University of Sci & Tech.
- Spring '11