Here’s a unique example of cognitive dissonance theory: the information you pay attention to (and ignore) as you search around on Amazon.com How? Cognitive dissonance strikes again!
Every since Leon Festinger gave us the term cognitive dissonance, we’ve been asking questions about contradictions in human behavior. For example, can you be pro choice and against the death penalty, or vice versa?
Blaming the victim – why do we do it? Are rape victims responsible for what happens to them? Are victims of car crashes or other accidents responsible for what happened to them?