Proposal Title

Cognitive Dissonance in Society

Presenter Information

Brittany Fields, Lesley University

Abstract

This poster illustrates the effects that society and culture have on the psyche and psychology. The difficulty of people trying to function in a society that does not resonate with them can be seen as the root of many mental health problems. I use theories identified with Maslow and Erikson as a way of getting the teachings of psychology more integrated into society. Works of Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Church, Betty Freidan, and Leon Festinger are used as a way of explaining how unresolved cognitive dissonance has negative effects on people.

Author Type

Faculty

Start Date

24-3-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 1:50 PM

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Cognitive Psychology | Education | Mental and Social Health | Social Psychology

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Cognitive Dissonance in Society

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This poster illustrates the effects that society and culture have on the psyche and psychology. The difficulty of people trying to function in a society that does not resonate with them can be seen as the root of many mental health problems. I use theories identified with Maslow and Erikson as a way of getting the teachings of psychology more integrated into society. Works of Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Church, Betty Freidan, and Leon Festinger are used as a way of explaining how unresolved cognitive dissonance has negative effects on people.