Cognitive Dissonance as a Cognitive BiasCognitive dissonance is often used to explain why people may choose to ignore evidence that runs contrary to their beliefs or opinions. This behavior is the root of a number of cognitive biases such as cherry picking or the backfire effect.Another thought pattern related to cognitive dissonance is a tendency to assume that the unobtainable has little value, a bias known as sour grapes.
|Overview: Cognitive Dissonance|
A sense of stress that results from internal inconsistencies.
Considering two seeming contradictory ideas at the same time.Actions that are inconsistent with beliefs.Encountering evidence that is contrary to beliefs.Wanting what you can't have.