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Topic: can someone help with definition?
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kerry shaklee

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Re: can someone help with definition?
Posted: Jun 13, 1996 7:59 PM
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In <4p5244$2fq@dfw-ixnews4.ix.netcom.com> Alan \"Uncle Al\" Schwartz
<uncleal0@ix.netcom.com> writes:
>shysong@ruf.rice.edu (Sylvia J. Hysong) wrote:

>>In article <4p14iq$r83@dfw-ixnews4.ix.netcom.com>,
>>eddta@ix.netcom.com(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

>game should be played), ethics (the way the game really is played),
>life (the way you play the game). Cf: see Hypocrisy; situational
>Alan "Uncle Al" Schwartz
>UncleAl0@ix.netcom.com ("zero" before @)
> (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.

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