WONDER #3534: Can You Believe Two Opposite Things?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. what cognitive dissonance is and ways people handle it.
  2. why it’s impossible to believe two opposite things.
  3. ways to get rid of bad habits.
  4. what parts of the brain contribute to cognitive dissonance.

Question 2 of 3

Who developed the theory of cognitive dissonance?

  1. Sigmund Freud
  2. Percy Lavon Julian
  3. Ana Achucarro
  4. Leon Festinger

Question 3 of 3

Which of these is NOT a way to handle cognitive dissonance?

  1. Change one of the beliefs or habits that cause the dissonance.
  2. Continue to believe two opposite ideas even though it causes disharmony.
  3. Tell yourself a belief is less important in order to justify your actions.
  4. Focus on other beliefs that lower the impact of the habit

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