Proposal Title

Cognitive Dissonance in Society

Presenter Information

Brittany Fields, Lesley University

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 2-078

Start Date

24-3-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

24-3-2017 1:50 PM

Presentation Type

Poster

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.

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Mar 24th, 1:00 PM Mar 24th, 1:50 PM

Cognitive Dissonance in Society

U-Hall 2-078

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.