Justifying Bad Habits

As humans, one of the most basic and primal feelings we share is a discomfort known as cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is when a person simultaneously holds two or more competing or conflicting beliefs or attitudes. Dissonance is the mental pain that is caused when these attitudes or actions conflict. In order to ease that…

Justifying Voting Behavior

Justifying Voting Behavior: By Jennifer Thomas A large portion of the population has the tendency to vote against their best interest in order to stay true to their political party affiliation. Despite the possibility of not agreeing with their party‚Äôs candidate, people will still vote for them instead of the candidate that goes along with…