Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Thomas Dunn, R.L. Yokley
Department of Sociology
Master of Arts
The theoretical proposition to be evaluated by the research may now be stated as follows:
The greater the dissonance being experienced by a person the more actively he will 1) seek out new information which will provide cognition consonant with existing cognitive elements and 2) avoid those sources of new information which would be likely to increase the existing dissonance.
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Hildebrand, Boyd, "Dissonance & Smoking: An Evaluation of Festinger's Theory of Cognitive Dissonance" (1971). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2486.