Examine cognitive dissonance through a specific scenario

To prepare

  • Review the Cognitive Dissonance Scenarios found in this week’s Learning Resources and choose one of the following scenarios:
    • Cognitive Dissonance Scenario #1
    • Cognitive Dissonance Scenario #2
    • Cognitive Dissonance Scenario #3

To complete

Identify the scenario you chose and based on this scenario, write a 2- to 3-page paper that includes the following:

  • A definition of cognitive dissonance and a description of the dissonance present in the scenario you chose.
  • Include two suggestions to resolve the dissonance: one using accommodation and one using assimilation, with a detailed explanation for each.
  • Based on the Learning Resources from this week, explain which solution you think will be most effective in reducing dissonance and explain why.