Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Understanding cognitive dissonance and self-justification

What is Understanding cognitive dissonance and self-justification? Cognitive dissonance refers to the discomfort and tension that arise when an individual holds two conflicting beliefs or attitudes, or when their beliefs and behaviors are inconsistent. Self-justification, on the other hand, is the process by which people rationalize or justify their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in order … Read more

Mistakes Were Made But Not by Me: Investigating Cognitive Dissonance and Self-justification in Carol Tavris’ Eye-opening Book

What is Investigating Cognitive Dissonance and Self-justification? Investigating cognitive dissonance and self-justification involves studying the psychological processes and mechanisms that occur when individuals hold conflicting beliefs, attitudes, or values. Cognitive dissonance refers to the uncomfortable mental state that arises when there is inconsistency or conflict between a person’s thoughts, beliefs, or behaviors. Self-justification, on the … Read more