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Festinger (1919-1989)

a renowned social psychologist who developed the theories of cognitive dissonance (whereby incongruity betweenbeliefs or behaviours cause psychological discomfort) and social comparison theory.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.