Sunday, January 07, 2007

Cognitive Dissonance Watch

I believe this is the first cognitive dissonance post here at the Influence Peddler. Cognitive dissonance is defined thus:

psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously

Looking for an example of cognitive dissonance to help make it more 'real' for you?

Well, how about promising 'the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history,' while at the same time thinking that federal investigations into Members of Congress are no big deal.

That my friends, is cognitive dissonance.

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