Replying to LO30628 --
The associated subject to cognitive dissonance is, I believe cognitive
relativism. The amount of dissonance depends on the system/paradigm one
is accustomed to. The truth depends on the paradigm and how you perceive
it. I recently heard of a strking example. A lady I know was attending a
marriage guidance session. She couldn't even 'hear' the words that her
husband was having an affair, she was so programmed from living within the
>From: "AM de Lange" <email@example.com>
> For the benefit of fellow learners. The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance
> Theory (TCD) was introduced to the world of pshychology by Leon
> Festinger in 1957. It was less than a decade after Prigogine introduced
> his Theory of Irreversible Thermodynamics (TIT) to the world of physics.
Alan Cotterell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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