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Meta Cognitive Dissonance Reduction


meta cognitive dissonance reduction

I have the feeling that people that are aware of the cognitive dissonance tend to be more akin to change their behavior or attitude.

I suppose that.

  1. the cognitive dissonance induces some stress
  2. people don’t understand the stress because they don’t know about the cognitive dissonance
  3. they fallback in automatic reduction mechanism

Knowing about the cognitive dissonance might reduce the stress, because I believe we have better attitude towards what we can understand. Thus, the stress being lower, they have more power to act on themselves to reduce it.