Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Festinger's article on cognitive dissonance was a great first article to read. By gaining insight to the "motivating effects of cognivitve dissonance," I was able to better understand what we would be learning about in this class. Cognitive dissonance affects us everyday; for example, I know I should go to my Stats and Crim classes today, but I know that cognitive dissonance will likely set in tonight because there is a good chance I won't attend one or more of those classes- partially because they're miserable and partially because I have a flag football game. Then I might stress a bit about it later, but not to any extreme. Too much cognitive dissonance can make a guy lose his mind, wouldn't want that to happen.