Cognitive dissonance describes the discomfort experienced when two cognitions are incompatible with each other.

 

 

 

The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the mental discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs, values, or attitudes. This inconsistency between what people believe and how they behave motivates people to engage in actions that will help minimize feelings of discomfort.

In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the perception of contradictory information. Relevant items of information include a person's actions, feelings, ideas, beliefs, and values, and things in the environment.

 

 

 

Example of Cognitive Dissonance

Nobel Peace Prize is actually not about nurturing Peace