Cognitive Dissonance: Why People Reject Correct Arguments and Proofs

How to Avoid Doing this Yourself

We will first define what cognitive dissonance is from this webpage (click here):

“Cognitive dissonance is a theory in social psychology. It refers to the mental conflict that occurs when a person’s behaviors and beliefs do not align. It may also happen when a person holds two beliefs that contradict one another.”

I would add that it can occur when a person holds a false belief that won’t overturn even when…



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