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dissonance

 [dis´o-nans]
discord or disagreement.
cognitive dissonance anxiety or similar unpleasant feelings resulting from a lack of agreement between a person's established ideas, beliefs, and attitudes and some more recently acquired information or experience.

dis·so·nance

(di'sō-nans),
In social psychology and attitude theory, an aversive state which arises when an individual is minimally aware of inconsistency or conflict within himself. See: cognitive dissonance theory.
[L. dissonus, discordant, confused]

dissonance

the interference between sound waves of different pitches.

dis·so·nance

(di'sŏ-năns)
social psychology An aversive state that arises when a person is minimally aware of internal inconsistency or conflict.
[L. dissonus, discordant, confused]
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