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The Uncomfortable Feeling When Confronting Information That Contradicts Your Beliefs

Dr Joel Low, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

04-Dec-23 14:00

The Uncomfortable Feeling When Confronting Information That Contradicts Your Beliefs

Imagine living your whole life believing that human beings are inherently good. Imagine being very confident in your belief. What if one day you come across an article/research discussing how human beings are inherently selfish and evil? How would that make you feel?

We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable feeling when we come across information that contradicts our existing beliefs. It’s called Cognitive dissonance. But what exactly is it and how do we overcome it?


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Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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Categories:  personal developmentwellness

Tags:  cognitive dissonancecontradictionbeliefpsychology





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