Self affirmation and dissonance when people

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Self-Affirmation and Dissonance When people experience dissonance as consequence of a threat to their sense of self as a rational, competent moral person, then they can ward off dissonance by re-affirming their s elf- worth I am an environmentalist...I drive and SUV...OUCH... but I do volunteer work on weekends...FEEL BETTER NOW Taking stock of one’s good qualities and core values can help a person cope with threats to self esteem
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Self-Perception Theory “How do I know what I think until I hear what I say...” Anon.
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Self-Perception Theory Bem (1967) We infer our attitudes from our behaviour, NOT by looking inwards if our internal attitudes are weak, ambiguous, or uninterpretable Eating a lot...I guess I was hungrier than I thought Self-perception theory is not an account of
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Class Discussion Benjamin Franklin: “He that as once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged” How would dissonance theory make sense of this adage? How would self-perception theory make sense of this adage?
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