cognitive dissonance

noun
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of cognitive dissonance

:psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously

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First Known Use of cognitive dissonance

1957


Medical Dictionary

cognitive dissonance

noun

medical Definition of cognitive dissonance

: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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