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What is Cognitive Dissonance

Bioethics of Displacement and Its Implications
Psychological discomfort when holding conflicting beliefs or attitudes, causing a need to justify or change behaviour.
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Meditations on the Intrinsic Value of Life and the Present and Future Nature of Death and Dying: Worthy v Lost I
Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4808-3.ch016
Our legacy of scientific nihilism raises important ethical questions about the use of neural technologies to prolong life and the creation of conscious machines. Bioethics of displacement recognizes the interconnectedness of individuals in their social, cultural, and historical contexts, so it's ready to delve into the implications of end-of-life care and the nature of death in a post-human society, tracing the common roots of philosophy, psychology, art, linguistics, and neural nets. To make things harder, people in power have reduced others to mere things across history. So, the author inquires into the psychological factors that allowed people to participate in atrocities, such as cognitive dissonance, psychological inflexibility, desire for revenge, sense of moral superiority, and obedience to authority along with leaders' psychopathic traits with a knack for Gehenna politics. Ultimately, the author reflects and ponders the complex issues surrounding death, telling the dead from the living and the creation of conscious machines to build a better future for ourselves and our creations.
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Showcasing Dreams, Desires, Vision, Whimsy, Illusion, and Anxious Uncertainty: Understanding Aspects of Perseverance and Determination Towards Doctoral Capstone Successes
This is considered to be the state of uncomfortableness associated with cognitive efforts. Specifically a mental style of stressful discomfort as one’s mental models of understanding and knowledge connections, or knowledge framework, are brought under scrutiny when confronted with contradictory or novel information that must be processed.
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Improving Objectivity in Project Risk Management
A psychological phenomenon that when a person holds conflicting cognitions, the person will strive to justify the conflict to reduce mental discomfort.
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News Credibility and Media Literacy in the Digital Age
When exposed to an attitude-incongruent piece of information, individuals are likely to experience internal inconsistency and psychologically and are, in turn, motivated to reduce such cognitive dissonance.
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Fostering Undergraduate Spiritual Development in a Competitive, Digital World
The experience of discomfort resulting from thoughts, beliefs, and/or experiences that are irreconcilable with one another.
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E-WOM as a New Paradigm in the Consumer Decision-Making Process
The mental stress or discomfort about the purchased services or products experienced by consumers in the post-purchase process.
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Embedded in a Culture
A state of psychological conflict, which results from incongruous values and attitudes held simultaneously, or discrepancy between an individual’s acts and beliefs.
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Learning and Knowledge Creation under Perpetual Construction: A Complex Responsive Approach to Applied Business Research
Cognitive dissonance represents a motivational and/or arousal response to external stimuli that is perceived as an inner contradiction.
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Beyond Perspective Taking: Fostering Equity Through Critical Empathy and Intercultural Listening
The state of disequilibrium experienced when human beings have two pieces of information that are connected but inconsistent.
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Developing Reflection on Values as a Foundation for a Business Career
The study of how we attempt to reconcile conflicting cognitions (for example, a conflict between our attitudes and our behaviour).
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The Challenges and Responsibilities of White Women in Leadership: Strategies for Interrogating Whiteness in Higher Education
Psychological distress brought on by acknowledging and having to confront conflicting perspectives.
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Towards a Learning Organization: Navigating Barriers, Levers, and Employees' Capacity for Change
The unpleasant mental discomfort when an individual is faced with one or more contradictory beliefs, values, ideas, or actions. The individual attempts to realign their internal psychological processes to decrease dissonance. This can take the form of resisting actions that are inconsistent with attitudes, or forming attitudes that are consistent with actions.
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The Psychology of Meat Consumption
The mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas or values.
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Feelings of discomfort when a person’s beliefs run counter to his/her behaviors and/or new information that is presented to him/her.
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