PSYCH 555 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Issue Analysis Cognitive Dissonance

Prepare a 1,050 to 1,400-word analysis of Issue 5, “Does Cognitive Dissonance Explain Why Behavior Can Change Attitudes?” located in the Taking Sides text. As a part of your analysis be sure to address the following items:
Briefly summarize both arguments discussed in Issue 5. Define consonant and dissonant cognitions. Using the arguments made in Issue 5, analyze the influence that consonant and dissonant cognitions have on attitudes and behavior. Analyze the concept of persuasion as it relates to the concepts discussed in Issue 5.

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