dissonance » dissidence

Chiefly in:   cognitive dissidence

Classification: Uncategorized – English

Spotted in the wild:

  • they call that (in political terms) ‘cognitive dissidence’, it’s a dichotomy (usually affecting Idealists) between the ideal world and the cold stark dark reality… (link)
  • There’s kind of a cognitive dissidence in this country about business. (link)
  • cognitive dissidence – we disregard information that conflicts with our previously held ideas (link)

Many of the Google hits for the phrase are in the context of politics or religion, where the word ‘dissidence’ occurs frequently. Also, as in the third example, it may be used as a person’s rejection of old or new conflicting ideas — thus, dissidence to avoid dissonance.

| Comments Off link | entered by Sravana Reddy, 2007/06/04 |