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What is Cognitive Dissonance?

Cognitive dissonance, is the mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. https://www.britannica.com/science/cognitive-dissonance For example: If you were brought up to believe that no other life exists in the universe outside of earth, and then you have an encounter with an extra terrestrial, you would likely encounter cognitive dissonance. The unease …

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