Discussion for Disonancia cognitiva. Estudio de Festinger y Carlsmith Obtenido de : Según Leon Festinger, autor de la teoría de la Disonancia Cognitiva hace más de 40 años, “las personas no soportamos mantener al mismo. Almost half a century ago social psychologist Leon Festinger developed the cognitive dissonance theory (Festinger, ). The theory has obviously stood the.

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Disonancia cognitiva – Estudio de Festinger y Carlsmith

The degree of punishment, in itself, was insufficiently strong to resolve their cognitive dissonance; the children had to convince themselves that playing with the forbidden toy was not worth the effort. Litman Library of Jewish Civilization. Peer Effects in Pro-Social Behavior: An experimental disonandia about self-awareness in status-seeking behavior”. Personality and Social Psychology Review.

Muchos comportamientos los realizamos de forma inconsciente. Social Norms or Social Preferences? Cognitive dissonance is used to promote positive social behaviours, such as increased condom use; [36] other studies indicate that cognitive dissonance can be used to encourage people to act pro-socially, such as campaigns against public littering, [37] campaigns against racial prejudice[38] and compliance with anti-speeding campaigns.

To reduce cognitive dissonance, the participant smokers adjusted their beliefs to correspond with their actions:. Aronson’s Revision of the idea of dissonance as an inconsistency between a person’s self-concept and a cognition about their behavior makes it seem likely that dissonance is really nothing more than guilt.

Finally, many of the studies supporting the theory of cognitive dissonance have low ecological validity. Reduce the importance of the cognitions i. Journal of the European Economic Association. The action—motivation model proposes that inconsistencies in a person’s cognition cause mental stress, because psychologic inconsistency interferes with the person’s functioning in the real world.

The high-choice condition asked students to write in favor of tuition increase as if it was their choice and that it was completely voluntary.

Cognitive dissonance – Wikipedia

Minimisation reduces the importance of the elements of the dissonance; consumers tend to minimise the importance of money, and thus of shopping around, saving, and finding a better deal. In this way, he would be decreasing the importance of the dissonant cognition smoking is bad for one’s health.

Festiinger The Effect of Severity of Initiation on Liking for a Groupto qualify for admission to a discussion group, two groups disinancia people underwent an embarrassing initiation, of varied psychologic severity.


Method Female participants were informed they would be helping out in a study funded by several manufacturers. The Gestalt Theory of Motivation. Participants in the control group were simply given one of the products. A person could convince themself that it is better to “live for today” than to “save for tomorrow.

Ent and Mary A Gerend informed the study participants about a discomforting test for a specific fictitious virus called the “human respiratory virus”.

When in the fMRI scanner, some of the study participants argued that the uncomfortable, mechanical environment of the MRI machine nevertheless was a pleasant experience for them; some participants, from an experimental group, said they enjoyed the mechanical environment of the fMRI scanner more than did the control-group participants paid actors who argued about the uncomfortable experimental environment.

As people, human beings seek a balanced state of relations among three positions; 3 positives or 2 negatives, 1 positive:.

Cognitive dissonance

Acta Psychologica15, Although the results of some follow-up studies e. Y cuando nuestra mente trata de darle un sentido a todas las acciones e ideas de nuestra vida, entonces es cuando nos inventamos justificaciones absurdas. Therefore, the person is in the same position as an observer who must rely upon external cues to infer his or her inner state of mind.

A classic dissonance experiment by Aronson and Mills demonstrates the basic idea. During the s, Cooper and Fazio argued that dissonance was caused by aversive consequences, rather than inconsistency. The results indicated a great increase in the positive attitude of the participant towards the liked pair of things, whilst also increasing the negative attitude towards the disliked pair of things.

According to balance theory there are three things interacting: In an intriguing experiment, Festinger and Carlsmith asked participants to perform a series of dull tasks such as turning pegs in a peg board for an hour. Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. Crucial to this inference is the minimization of prediction error. British Journal of Psychology.

However, this mode of dissonance reduction frequently presents problems for people, as it is often difficult for people to change well-learned behavioral responses e. Journal of Research in Personality. Consumers employ the strategy of continual information by engaging in bias and searching for information that supports prior beliefs. Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansingthe results indicated that a person washing his or her hands is an action that helps resolve post-decisional cognitive dissonance because the mental stress usually was caused by the person’s ethical—moral self-disgust, which is an emotion related to the physical disgust caused by a dirty environment.


After playing alone, the control-group children later devalued the importance of the forbidden toy; however, in the variable group, classical music played in the background, while the children played alone. In the ‘mild embarrassment’ condition, participants read aloud to a male experimenter a list of sex-related words like ‘virgin’ and ‘prostitute. Results have shown that the initial experience of dissonance can be apparent in the anterior cingulate cortex, then the left frontal cortex is activated, which also activates the approach motivational system to reduce anger.

The researchers, Nobuo Masataka and Leonid Perlovsky, concluded that music might inhibit cognitions that reduce cognitive dissonance.

This is referred to as “spreading apart the alternatives. Estos ejemplos muestran la necesidad que tenemos las personas de justificar lo innecesario o, incluso, lo injustificable. Among the ways for coping, the person can choose to exercise a behavior that is inconsistent with cogniriva or her current attitude a belief, an ideal, a value systembut later try to alter that belief to be consonant with a current behaviour; the cognitive dissonance occurs when the person’s cognition does not match the action taken.


Wehrhahn Verlag, p. Revisiting the Free-choice Paradigm the researchers criticized the free-choice paradigm as invalid, because xognitiva rank-choice-rank method is inaccurate for the study of cognitive dissonance. Their replies suggested that the participants who were paid twenty dollars had an external incentive to adopt that positive attitude, and likely perceived the twenty dollars as the reason for saying the task was interesting, rather than saying the task actually was interesting.

This produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance.