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How Cognitive Dissonance Plays a Role in Addiction Behavior

How Cognitive Dissonance Plays a Role in Addiction Behavior
Cognitive dissonance is the tension that is perceived by the conflict of a belief and an opposing desire with which the mind is faced. This inconsistency produces discomfort and anxiety. We are driven to reconcile those conflicting thoughts, beliefs and desires or behaviors to preserve harmony in our minds and make ourselves feel rationally better. Three ...