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cognitive dissonance

noun

Definition of cognitive dissonance

  1. :  psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously



1957

First Known Use of cognitive dissonance

1957


Medical Dictionary

cognitive dissonance

noun

Medical Definition of cognitive dissonance

  1. :  psychological conflict resulting from simultaneously held incongruous beliefs and attitudes (as a fondness for smoking and a belief that it is harmful)




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