Et si c'était de la dissonance cognitive ?
In 1957, Festinger states the theory which explains how individuals perceive and manage an inconsistency between two cognitions: the “cognitive dissonance”. This theory, considered as a revolution in Social Psychology, is little used in marketing research on incongruency which rather refers to disconfirmation of expectations theory or assimilation / contrast theory. This article shows that these theories are in fact pieces of cognitive dissonance theory and discuss about the interest to include them in Festinger's theory.
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