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Science, Resistance and Cognitive Dissonance

By Sally Raskoff Science is the tool we have to get the most accurate information possible. But do we believe what science tells us? Especially when that information may counter what we want to believe or when authority figures tell...
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Dispatches from Occupied Territory – Fear is the Mind Killer

Business & Finance : Zero Hedge (10 hours ago)

Dispatches from Occupied Territory – Fear is the Mind Killer By Cognitive Dissonance This is the third in a series of fictional explorations into an individual’s awakening to the suddenly unfamiliar world around and within her while... Read Post

Cognitive Dissonance and Sociology Classes

Academics / Sociology : Everyday Sociology (5 years ago)

By Sally Raskoff Does your sociology class cause you some discomfort as you learn about topics from this new perspective? Do some of the research findings and sociological perspectives conflict with your own world view or beliefs? S... Read Post

Equality in Justice: Cognitive Dissonance and Fame

Academics / Sociology : Everyday Sociology (5 years ago)

By Sally Raskoff Two cases involving the rape of a young girl have been in the news: one involving Roman Polanski's arrest and the other about Elizabeth Smart's court testimony. While these cases have the “adult male-minor female” r... Read Post


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