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A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

Published on Jan 1, 1957
Leon Festinger43
Estimated H-index: 43
Cognitive dissonance theory links actions and attitudes. It holds that dissonance is experienced whenever one cognition that a person holds follows from the opposite of at least one other cognition that the person holds. The magnitude of dissonance is directly proportional to the number of discrepant cognitions and inversely proportional to the number of consonant cognitions that a person has. The relative weight of any discrepant or consonant element is a function of its Importance.
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Fangxuan (Sam) Li (AUT: Auckland University of Technology), Chris Ryan48
Estimated H-index: 48
(University of Waikato)
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Published on Jul 1, 2019in Current opinion in psychology
Nathanael J. Fast11
Estimated H-index: 11
(SC: University of Southern California),
Arthur S Jago (SC: University of Southern California)
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Published on Jan 1, 2020
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Estimated H-index: 19
(BHU: Banaras Hindu University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2020
Sergio Martini (UNISI: University of Siena), Mario Quaranta (University of Trento)
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Thomas R. Beatman (University of Akron), R. Joel Duff14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Akron)
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Ana Carolina Soares Amaral8
Estimated H-index: 8
Eric Stice93
Estimated H-index: 93
(Oregon Research Institute),
Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Carl P. Maertz (University of Louisville), Scott L. Boya (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham), Patrick W. Maloney4
Estimated H-index: 4
(SLU: Saint Louis University)
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Estimated H-index: 5
(Mahidol University International College),
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Mahidol University International College)
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Prachi Mistry1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UCI: University of California, Irvine),
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Estimated H-index: 14
(UCI: University of California, Irvine)
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Benjamin Brown9
Estimated H-index: 9
Wouter T. Gude5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
+ 7 AuthorsGavin Daker-White14
Estimated H-index: 14
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