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Unformatted text preview: 03:12 The attempt to understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others Explaining Behavior: Our own and others Cognitive dissonance Festinger and Carlsmith- how do we justify the stupid things that we do? -asked people to spend time doing really boring things, after gave the subject the extra credit points, asked them to help and tell the next subject how fun the research was if they pay them- lie for money (some offered $1 others $20) when asked to rate how much they enjoyed the study those who were paid $1 said it was interesting and those given $20 said that it was boring- couldn’t change behavior, had to justify Cognitive consistency- we are motivated towards consistency- we have a drive or motive to be consistent in our behaviors- small justification gives a bigger attitude change than...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PSYCH 202 taught by Professor Roberts during the Fall '06 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '06