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What is cognitive dissonance?

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sense of discomfort or distress that occurs when a person's behavior does not correspond to that person's attitudes

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Cognitive dissonance is a psychological term which describes the uncomfortable tension that comes from holding two conflicting thoughts at the same time.



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