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Unread May 6th, 2009, 09:42 AM
James Pretzer James Pretzer is offline
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Default Re: Treatment for Cognitive Dissonance

I haven't seen much about the treatment of cognitive dissonance. However, my recollection is that cognitive dissonance is strongest when people believe that they acted out of their own free will and cognitive dissonance is weaker when they believe that they acted due to incentives or coercion. This makes it sound as though one could weaken cognitive dissonance by helping the individual understand the forces that impelled them to act.
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