50 Years of a Classic Theory
Cooper (Princeton) does a superb job summarizing research on the concept of cognitive dissonance since it was first elucidated by Leon Festinger in the 1950s...Cooper brings a much-needed historical perspective to cognitive dissonance, and he peppers his discussion with interesting personal anecdotes. Political analysts as well as psychologists will be interested in the specific conditions that elicit cognitive dissonance."
PSYCCRITIQUES This book is fun to read!...Cooper takes care to delineate those studies that were particularly important in their purpose, particularly clever in their design, and most groundbreaking in their results. He makes a gripping story of the inception and march of progress in what could have been simply a long series of interesting research projects. In doing so, he made me nostalgic for a time when the field of psychology was alive with excitement and overrun with research topics that actually made sense to those outside a narrow specialty and that meant something to the citizenry." Alan Cheney, PSYCCRITIQUES
Joel M. Cooper is the owner/CEO at Red Scientific, Inc. He received a PhD in cognition and neural science in 2010 from the University of Utah.
Cognitive Dissonance In the Beginning Criticism Propels the Theory Forward The Motivational Property of Dissonance Dissonance is not what it used to be The New Look Model of Dissonance The Self-Standards Model and the Emergence of the Self in Dissonance Theory Vicarious Cognitive Dissonance Experiencing Dissonance Through The Actions of Another Culture, Race and Cognitive Dissonance Cognitive Dissonance in Today's World