Black People : Sunday Noon ET CRISPY CHAT - Topic: Cognitive Dissonance and Racism

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    ... Cognitive Dissonance:

    Cognitive dissonance is a discomfort caused by holding conflicting cognitions (e.g., ideas, beliefs,values, emotional reactions) simultaneously. In a state of dissonance, people may feel surprise, dread, guilt, anger, or embarrassment.[1] The theory of cognitive dissonance in social psychologyproposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by altering existing cognitions, adding new ones to create a consistent belief system, or alternatively by reducing the importance of any one of the dissonant elements.[1] An example of this would be the conflict between wanting to smoke and knowing that smoking is unhealthy; a person may try to change their feelings about the odds that they will actually suffer the consequences, or they might add the consonant element that the smoking is worth short term benefits. A general view of cognitive dissonance is when one is biased towards a certain decision even though other factors favour an alternative.[2]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance




    Talking about cognitive dissonance, lol, was Aesop black or white? Probably black; nevertheless his fables were powerful. And one dealing with cognitive dissonance was, The Fox and the Grapes:



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    The Fox and the Grapesby Aesop. When the fox fails to reach the grapes, he decides he does not want them after all.Rationalization (making excuses) is often involved in reducing anxiety about conflicting cognitions.

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