Authors

Brittany Fields

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Description

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.

Publication Date

Spring 3-24-2017

City

Cambridge, MA

Keywords

psychology, community, culture, psyche, society, mental health

Disciplines

Community Psychology | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology

Cognitive Dissonance in Society

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