A2 - Cognitive Approach Flashcards

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What is cognitive dissonance?

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Mental discomfort that results from holding conflicting beliefs or attitudes.

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Whats an example of cognitive dissonance?

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Smoking whilst looking at vivid imagery making you feel horrible about smoking.

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What is confirmation bias?

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Tendency to pay more attention to information that supports our beliefs.

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How does professional bias affect obese people?

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Doctors may blame their health issues and habits on themselves, overestimating the control a patient has.

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