- Term introduced by the American psychologist Leon Festinger (1919– ), whose Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (1957) directed interest to the ways in which the drive to reduce ‘dissonance’, or the sense that something is wrong in one's system of beliefs, may lead to surprising strategies of belief formation or retention.
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