In <firstname.lastname@example.org> Alan \"Uncle Al\" Schwartz <email@example.com> writes: > >firstname.lastname@example.org (Sylvia J. Hysong) wrote: >>In article <email@example.com>, >>firstname.lastname@example.org(7tom eddington ) wrote: >> >>> can someone help with the definition of Cognitive Disonance? tell >>> me all you know about it. I am using this in one of those Quality >>> programs to get some inside scope on why and why not people do >>> what they do. > [snip] > >Cognitive dissonance is the cerebral friction among morals (the way the >game should be played), ethics (the way the game really is played), and >life (the way you play the game). Cf: see Hypocrisy; situational >ethics, > >-- >Alan "Uncle Al" Schwartz >UncleAl0@ix.netcom.com ("zero" before @) >http://www.netprophet.co.nz/uncleal/ > (Toxic URL! Hazardous to children, Democrats, and most mammals.) >"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" The Net! > >Cognitive dissonance The mentally painful recognition that in one's belief system there co-exist two (or more) mutually exclusive paradigms. At this moment, conceptual change occurs, thus, learning.