Tag Archives: Perception

Cognitive Dissonance – How We Are Really Good At Lying To Our Selves

Humans like consistency, and when something comes along that challenges that consistency, they freak out. This is most clearly seem by a study conducted by Leon Festinger and Merrill Carlsmith. Participants entered the experiment with the idea that the study … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Attribution Error – How We Are Wrong Most of the Time

I work for an organization at Rutgers called Dance Marathon, a student run philanthropy where we raise money for the non medical needs of children with cancers and blood disorders. Dance marathon quickly became the best thing I have ever … Continue reading

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