(5,4,3,2,1) During the month of July, a (quite) informal poll was taken via phone, email and text as to newmedicineonline.com‘s most popular blogs. A big thank you to all that participated. The results came in as follows … Leon Festinger’s very happy right now. As a broad brushstroke – the immune system is essentially a weaving in and out of conflict activity and conflict resolution. The concept of the immune system weakening or failing
Cognitive Dissonance: The Immune System Construct.
Cognitive Dissonance: The Immune System Construct. In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance occurs when confronted with new information that contradicts said beliefs, ideals and values. In A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (1957), Leon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency in order to