Thursday, February 07, 2008

Cognitive Dissonance

A term I keep hearing in the teacher's lounge.

4 comments:

Beth said...

This was really interesting. I have heard the term before, but I had no idea what it meant. Wikipedia is great for definitions!

eesirock said...

Now that I think about it, I actually do this a lot. Not necessarily with what is right and not right. For me it's more what is real and what isn't. lol

English 102 student said...

For me this is pretty common. You would think someone my age would be all set in thier ways. As days pass, I attempt to make a more holistic approach, "looking at all sides best of my ability." For the most part. As we have been reading this book I have wondered, how would my point of view change if I were wealthy? How about you guys?

F.F.K.Larson said...

This is a great term, I know many people who have this to a great level. I myself do as well when it comes to a few topics. Morals make it hard to take in outside information contradicting them.