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ERIC Number: EJ515778
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0146-1672
Motivational Basis of Dissonance: Aversive Consequences or Inconsistency.
Johnson, Ronald W.; And Others
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, v21 n8 p850-55 Aug 1995
Tested Cooper and Fazio's dissonance model. Subjects made arguments that were consistent or inconsistent with their attitudes and were provided feedback about consequences. Attitude-change effect only occurred when behaviors were both inconsistent and resulted in aversive consequences. Results suggest that cognitive inconsistency may be necessary for generation of dissonance arousal. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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