Says 318 – Cognitive Dissonance and Misinformation

The image on the left is the current meme definition of cognitive dissonance that is flooding the internet. The original definition of cognitive dissonance, is when you know the truth, but have been “persuaded” to change your mind and accept and promote the lie as the truth. The most common examples can be found in politics and religion. I searched the net to find the old video where this term came from but could not find it, instead, there were a bunch of BS ones like this Meme. The original meaning, based on the 1950’s video, is what I shared on the right side.

However, I did post it on my blog a while back and I feel it important to post it again. Here is the link to the ORIGINAL psychotically experiments carried out back in the 50’s .

This video from the mid 1950’s explains, by example, what cognitive dissonance is and HOW it is created… As you can see, this modern definition twists that into something entirely different. The meaning of cognitive dissonance has now been changed, just like the word psychopath and been changed to sociopath. This change in meaning and the flooding of the internet with false and misleading videos and information is something that I’ve been noticing the past few years. Don’t be fooled by word or definition changes. Bullshit is still bullshit, even if they call it a mud pie or chocolate pudding.

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