This page of the essay has words. Download the full version above. Cognitive dissonance is the mental anxiety or uneasiness experienced by a person who holds two or more conflicting convictions, thoughts, or values simultaneously, or is defied by new information that conflicts with existing convictions, thoughts, or qualities. The following is a case scenario of a cognitive dissonance experienced by a rather righteous man. One night Jayden was driving home from party time after having a few drinks and drove up over a hill.
As she seeks physical perfection, her acquaintances encourage her relentless endeavor for beauty, even going so far as to praise her dead yet manicured body in the casket. Through a bitter and resentful tone Piercy emphasizes her feminist message, arguing that the societal pressures placed on young girls corrupt their innocence, ultimately leading to a life spent striving for unachievable perfection and an inevitable demise. Both authors indicate parental and business opinions of princesses in pursuance of appealing to many readers. Orenstein expresses her dislike towards Disney princesses by proposing that young girls learn incorrect values from the original princess movies, since they teach women unrealistic love and beauty standards. However, Poniewozik believes that recent live action princess movies demonstrate women achieving their personal goals before seeking true love in order to teach independence and convey his supporting views of modern princesses. While Poniewozik and Orenstein want to see the next generations of females become strong, self-sufficient women that do not need a fairytale lifestyle they disagree with how princess movies in general teach these lessons to young. She lunged into the first group that accepted her and in order to maintain these friendships she had to walk the walk and play the role.
Thus, people are motivated to change either their behavior or their belief when feelings of dissonance arise. For the world of the communication researchers, it also brought about the birth of one of the most notable behavioral theories known to date — the Cognitive Dissonance Theory. Such is the case of Leon Festinger.
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