Cognitive dissonance in groups

Mckimmie, Blake M (2015) Cognitive dissonance in groups. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9 4: 202-212. doi:10.1111/spc3.12167

Author Mckimmie, Blake M
Title Cognitive dissonance in groups
Journal name Social and Personality Psychology Compass   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-9004
Publication date 2015-04
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/spc3.12167
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 202
End page 212
Total pages 11
Place of publication Chichester, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Cognitive dissonance theory, as originally set out by Festinger (1957), described dissonance as an intraindividual phenomenon in a social context. Much of the research on dissonance has focused on the intraindividual aspect of dissonance. The limited research that has looked at cognitive dissonance in groups has done so from a range of different perspectives. These perspectives seem to result in contradictory predictions about the role of social information on the arousal and reduction of cognitive dissonance, despite generally sharing a model of the social self based on, or consistent with, social identity theory (Tajfel, 1978). Thinking about how these group-based models of cognitive dissonance fit together may better illuminate the nature of dissonance and also suggest productive avenues for research to integrate these various perspectives on dissonance.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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