PSY 400 Week 3 Cognitive Dissonance Paper

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PSY 400 Week 3 Cognitive Dissonance Paper
Identify a situation in which an individual made a decision to engage in behavior that violated social values, beliefs, attitudes, and/or morals, such as calling in sick to work when he or she is not sick, speeding, or cheating on taxes.
Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze your identified situation. Address the following items:

  • Describe the situation and subsequent behavior.

  • Discuss possible explanations for the behavior using attribution theory.

  • Describe the reciprocal relationship between behavior and attitudes.

  • Explain how the individual could have used cognitive dissonance theory to rationalize his or her behavior.


Include at least three references in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Proofread your paper.  Submissons with excessive writing errors will not be graded.
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